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  1. Indoor Cycling: What to Expect

    Indoor cycling class is a high-energy workout on a stationary bike, set to music and sometimes combined with strength training, yoga, or Pilates. “We have taken the basic format and made it more of an all-encompassing experience,” says Kevin Burns, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise an

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  2. Interval Training: How to Get Started

    Looking for a way to drop extra pounds and get in shape ASAP? Then it may be time for you to start interval training.  Interval training combines short bursts of intense activity, called intervals, with periods of lower intensity, or rest periods. Switching between the two makes your body work harde

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  3. The 4-Hour Body: Experts' Reviews

    Lose 20 pounds of fat in 30 days (without exercise)? Achieve a 15-minute orgasm? All this and more is not just possible, it’s probable, says Tim Ferriss, author of the best-selling book, 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. In his book, Ferriss c

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  4. 8 Training Tips for Your First Marathon or Half-Marathon

    This makes you accountable. Tell everyone who will listen, says Joe Donovan, a Milwaukee runner who wrote the Essential Guide to Training for Your First Marathon. "Only when you tell other people is it real," he says. It became a topic of conversation and support among his fiancée (now his wife) and

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  5. Football Tackles Concussion Risk

    When a football player suffers a concussion during a game or in practice, whether they're a pro or a student, it's serious business. And the sport is taking it seriously. Doctors, coaches, and researchers are focused on the damage concussions can do to football players’ brains as a result of the man

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  6. 5 Biggest Mistakes When Choosing Workout Shoes

    The single most important piece of equipment in virtually any kind of exercise program -- running, aerobics, hiking, tennis, basketball -- is the right pair of shoes. A good pair of sneakers can make or break your workout. And it’s easy to go wrong. Here are the five biggest shoe mistakes people mak

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  7. 6 Gym Health Hazards

    Does your personal trainer have a degree or certificate? Or did he pay a nominal fee, take a brief online test, and, presto, became a fitness instructor? "Yes, that can happen," says Sherri McMillan, spokeswoman for the IDEA Health and Fitness Association. "There are people out there who call themse

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  8. Do You Have Sitting Disease?

    Chances are you're reading this article while perched in a chair. And, if you're like most computer users, you've been there for a while. Consider how much you sit in a day: driving during your morning commute to an 8-hour-a-day desk job, and then unwinding on the couch in front of the television al

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  9. 5 Best Winter Sports to Try

    Forget hibernating. As the cold weather sets in each year, we tend to hunker down, turn on the TV, and tuck in for the season. But why not get outside and take part in some wintry fun? These five cold-weather sports provide great exercise. Along with getting you some much-needed fresh air during the

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  10. Find the Best Workout for You

    Want to start exercising but hate the gym? Short on time or motivation? Or maybe you're feeling so out of shape that you don't know where to start? There is hope, experts say. All you have to do is focus on exercising in a way that suits your personality, lifestyle, and fitness level. Never fear. Yo

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