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  1. Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?

    Athletes spend a lot of money and effort trying to rack up every possible advantage before a competition -- from tubs of protein powder, to $100 compression shorts, to amino acid smoothies. Want a simpler and cheaper way? Go to bed an hour early. "Getting enough sleep is crucial for athletic perform

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  2. Top Nutrition Tips for Athletes

    Most of us who jog for an hour, take an aerobics class, or go to the gym don't need to worry about a special diet for athletic performance. The basic guidelines for healthy eating provide all the energy and nutrition we need for our workouts. But if you push yourself hard for 90 minutes or more -- e

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  3. Expert Strategies for Staying Healthy at College

    You're studying for exams, playing sports, socializing on weekends, perhaps even working at a part-time job. Who has time for health? Well, let's put it this way: How do you think it will affect your cramming, working, and relaxation time if you're under the covers with the flu or low energy from ea

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  4. Stretching and Flexibility: 7 Tips

    Expert advice on flexibility and stretching.

  5. The Avengers Workouts

    How did the actors who wowed us as the Avengers get their amazing onscreen physiques? It wasn’t Hollywood special effects, but months of intense workouts that delivered those buff bodies. Trainers Bobby Strom, Brad Bose, and Steve Zim who prepped Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evan

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  6. The Truth About Exercise and Your Weight

    If you've been working out and eating fewer calories but your extra pounds won't budge, you may be wondering why that seemingly simple strategy isn't working. The truth is you may need a reality check about what to expect from exercise. There's no getting around your tab of calories in and calories

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  7. Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them

    What’s keeping you from working out? Whether it’s too little time, not enough energy, or just hating to exercise, there's a solution. Get ready to get motivated. "How much television do you watch?" asks Walter Thompson, PhD, professor of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University. During you

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  8. Can't Do Yoga? Think Again

    Yoga is often associated with a Jennifer Aniston type, who can twist her lithe body into a gravity-defying pretzel. So even with its increasing popularity, yoga can be daunting to those who aren't already bendy and buff. But men and women of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can do yoga and benefit f

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  9. Madonna's Fitness After 50

    Madonna, 53, is always fabulously fit. How does she do it, and what does it take to be so fit after 50? WebMD asked celebrity fitness trainer Gunnar Peterson. He hasn't trained Madonna, but he has worked with over-50 and under-50 stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and

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  10. Managing Sore Muscles and Joint Pain

    You work hard all week, so when the weekend finally rolls around you want to play just as hard. There's nothing like a few rounds of golf, a hike in the mountains, or an intense workout at the gym to reinvigorate you. But all of that activity can result in soreness and stiffness that shows up a day

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