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  1. Workouts That Help You Feel Better About Your Body

    Ever since she first saw the movie Dr. Zhivago, Barbara Moroney had longed for Julie Christie's nose -- and her 21-inch waist. Oh, and a couple of extra inches of height wouldn't be bad either. Moroney was petite, not overweight, but she still didn't like what she saw in the mirror. After she starte

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  2. 30-Minute Lunchtime Workouts

    There are as many excuses not to work out as there are hours in the day: In the morning, you tell yourself you need sleep even more than exercise; after work, you’re too tired. “No time” is one of the prime reasons most people give for not exercising. But what if you could find an extra hour that wo

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  3. What Type of Exercise Are You in the Mood For?

    Workouts can improve your mood as well as your muscle tone, whether you are feeling down in the dumps or stressed out after a long day at the office. If you are already feeling happy at the end of a productive week, mood-boosting exercise can be the icing on the cake, adding a pleasurable high -- wi

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  4. The Mental Golf Game: Mind Over Putter

    The mind is the most formidable opponent a golfer confronts, so mastering the game of mental golf is essential. The mind can be a golfer's best friend, helping to develop the mechanics of a smooth, reliable swing and devising clever strategies for moving the ball efficiently from the tee to the cup.

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  5. Health Spa Vacations: Something for Everyone

    For many people the word "spa" conjures images of mud packs, pedicures, facials and other cosmetic indulgences. But today, many health spas are offering more: an approach to physical health and personal well-being that visitors can take home when the vacation is over. At a health spa, you can play a

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  6. How to Buy Running Shoes: Tips to Treat Your Feet Right

    Looking for the right running shoes? These days, the search can be daunting. It used to be so simple. As kids, we had sneakers that we wore for everything from riding a bike to climbing a tree to playing baseball in the backyard. Now there are shoes for every sport -- and countless varieties to choo

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  7. 10 Fun Moves to Reshape Your Body With an Exercise Ball Workout

    Remember how much fun it was to play with a ball when you were a child? A simple sphere was an endless source of inspiration and activity. And it still is. Using an exercise ball can be a challenging way to add variety and fun to your workout. Exercise balls -- also known as physioballs, Swiss balls

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  8. Yoga for Stress Management

    Somewhere along the line you may have decided you are simply not the yoga type. Sure, you've heard the raves about yoga for stress management, but you can barely touch your toes. So there's no way you're going to stand on your head or twist your foot behind your neck like a human pretzel. And medita

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  9. New Year's Resolutions, 1 Month Later

    Lose weight. Eat healthy foods. Exercise daily. If you're like many people, you made these or similar pledges during the annual New Year's Day ritual of resolving to improve our health. Of course, resolutions are easy to start; the challenge is sustaining them. One month later, have you held true to

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  10. Training for Your First Race: An 8 Week-Plan

    Training for a race, even your first race, is not hard if you have the tools in hand to do it right. WebMD consulted the experts and collected tips on training for a race, as well as a training schedule to help you prepare for your first 10K (6.2 mile) run. Our race training plan can get almost any

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