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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. How Couples Can Team Up to Get Healthy

    You and your spouse or partner may be best friends, but are you allies when it comes to getting in shape, eating well, and living a healthy lifestyle? For many couples, the answer is no, say psychology professors Thomas Bradbury, PhD, and Benjamin Karney, PhD. They are co-directors of the Relationsh

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  8. Boost Your Workout With These Fun Strategies

    Time flies when you're having fun. It can zoom by when you're exercising, too. Simple tricks can make workouts feel easier so you can last longer, recent studies suggest. Those findings, plus insights from Scott L. Danberg, director of fitness at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Miami, can hel

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  9. Flat Abs, the Pilates Way

    Looking to sculpt a flat, strong midsection without sit-ups? Pilates exercises can activate and tone your core muscles. Pilates professional Risa Sheppard, creator of The Sheppard Method, owner of the Los Angeles studio of the same name, and trainer to country music star Reba McEntire, shares three

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  10. What Should I Eat Before Exercising?

    Q: What's the best snack before working out? How long before my workout should I eat it? A: First, be sure you really need a snack. Generally, you don't need to eat before exercise unless you tend to run low on energy during your workouts, or it's been more than a couple of hours since your last mea

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