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  1. Tips for Power Walking

    Every hour you spend walking may add 2 hours to your life, research suggests. Brisk walking can help trim your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. To reap the benefits of walking and stay injury-free, try these tips. Wear comfy, well-fitting shoes. They should be

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  2. Q&A With Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon Ramsay may have risen to fame as a result of this talent in the kitchen -- his eponymous London restaurant was awarded three coveted Michelin stars in 2001 -- but these days he's better known for his scathing remarks and hot temper on competitive reality shows like Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nig

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  3. 3 Exercises to Tone Your Butt

    A tush-toning workout will help you look your best in short shorts and boost your confidence when you're walking down the beach in a bathing suit. "It's really sexy to have a great butt," says Kit Rich, a Los Angeles-based certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor who helps celebrity clients

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  4. 5 Nutrition Tips for Athletes

    When you exercise hard for 90 minutes or more, especially if you're doing something at high intensity that takes a lot of endurance, you need a diet that can help you perform at your peak and recover quickly afterward. These five guidelines will help. Carbs are an athlete's main fuel. Your body chan

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  5. Your Get-Back-in-Shape Plan

    Have you ever wondered if you'll ever get in shape again? Setbacks happen, whether it's an injury, a crunch time at work, or a hectic time with your family. Whatever it was, you've fallen off the exercise wagon. This happens to just about everyone. You can rebuild your stamina and come out of this h

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  6. 5 Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workouts

    Bored with the treadmill? Not seeing the results you want? It's time to supercharge your treadmill time. Treadmill workouts can be some of the most efficient, challenging, calorie-burning routines around. The key is intervals. With intervals, instead of trudging along at a steady pace, you'll mix up

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  7. Pilates and Yoga: Are They Good Exercise?

    Denver therapist Julie Rudiger started doing yoga to stretch. It became her favorite way to work out.  "A lot of people seem to underestimate the physical benefits of yoga," Rudiger says. "But the practice has made me stronger and more flexible, physically and emotionally." Yoga, Pilates, and tai ch

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  8. The Best Running Form

    Good running technique can prevent injury and keep you on track. Anthony Luke, MD, MPH, director of the Human Performance Center at the University of California, San Francisco, weighs in with tips for top-form running. The way your feet strike the ground may determine your odds of getting injured. M

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  9. Strengthen Your Core for Bikini Season

    Before slipping into your bathing suit, consider trying a tummy-toning fitness regimen, recommends Jennifer Cohen, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer. "When we're showing skin, we want to be as toned as possible," says Cohen, co-author of Strong Is the New Skinny: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Max

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  10. Have a Ball With Exercise Ball Workouts

    You'll often find exercise balls tucked into a corner at the gym, but few people know how to use them in a workout. Personal trainer Julie Schoen thinks the oversized balls are key tools for working up a sweat and building muscle. "Exercise balls can literally work every muscle in your body and help

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