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  1. Andy Garcia Loves Pilates

    Ocean's 13 star Andy Garcia is a committed family man -- he’s been married for nearly 25 years and has four children ranging in age from 23 to 5 -- and he’s just as devoted to maintaining his physical health. While it’s true that he has been photographed toking on the odd cigar, it might surprise yo

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  2. Best Ways to Get Buff Before a Wedding

    It used to be that getting ready to walk down the aisle meant finding the perfect dress, the best hair stylist, and the right makeup. But today's brides -- and their bridesmaids -- have added another "must do" before the "I dos": Getting in the best shape of their lives!   And it can have an effect

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  3. Beware of Recreational Water Illnesses

    First Jaws kept millions of Americans out of the water, and now some experts fear that the rapid increase of recreational water illnesses (RWI) may do the same thing. And they caution that with the soaring rates of childhood obesity, anything that prevents kids from getting regular exercise -- inclu

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  4. The Real-World Workout

    This functional fitness routine tightens and tones the muscles you use daily. What you'll need: One set of 3pound dumbbells, a yoga mat or carpeted floor, and a staircase or a small stepladder. Goal: Do two sets of 10 to 12 reps for each move. Reallife application: Balancing shopping bags in your ar

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  5. What's the Best Time to Exercise?

    Some people swear by a 6 a.m. jog to get their hearts racing and get them psyched up for the day. Others wouldn't dream of breaking a sweat before noon, preferring a walk around the neighborhood after dinner. But is any one time of day the best time to exercise? The truth is that there's no reliable

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  6. WebMD Checkup: Jack La Lanne

    You had the first nationally syndicated exercise show on TV. What's been the biggest change in the U.S. attitude toward exercise since you became one of its first advocates? I had the first, modern health spa in the world --- 1936, can you believe that? I was the first one to have women working out

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  7. WebMD Checkup: James Blake

    You broke your neck playing tennis in Italy in 2004. Are you fully recovered, and what was your physical therapy regimen like? I'm fully recovered from my neck injury. The physical therapy regimen mainly consisted of rest. I wore a rigid plastic brace for three weeks, then a softer brace for four mo

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  8. Fit for Office

    You know her now as the first female leader of the free world, a forceful physical presence who stands up to backstabbing senators while calmly dictating international policy. But actor Geena Davis, who is enjoying another flush of success at age 50 with her Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Preside

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  9. The Real Shaquille

    Thirteen years into his professional basketball career, the truth can finally be told about Shaquille O'Neal. He is not of this earth. On the first day of training camp this year, O'Neal told a group of reporters, "I'm going back to the old Shaq. I was normal last season. I was an earthling. Now I h

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  10. For Better Fitness, Swim Like a Fish

    Swimming is easy on the body, and a great way to get fit. Aquatics are cardiovascular and strengthening all in one -- and a great hot-weather exercise. What kid doesn't love swimming? Water exercise is one of the best nonimpact fitness activities around, says the American Council on Exercise. Just a

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