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  1. 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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  2. Your Get-Back-in-Shape Plan

    I have a friend who spent much of last spring training for a half marathon. She printed out a training schedule and gathered a group of friends to run with in the early morning before her kids woke up. She spent 12 weeks building her endurance, experimenting with running at different speeds, and get

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  3. Getting in Shape With Baby on Board

    After having a baby, you might wonder what’s realistic for getting back in shape. How soon can you exercise and how much can you do to safely lose the weight before junior starts pre-school? The answer: One size does not fit all. Robert O. Atlas, MD, OB/GYN, at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore says

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  4. Turn Your Walk into a Workout

    Walking while listening to podcasts and audiobooks made it easy for Janet Zinn to stick to her daily exercise program. "I walk at least three miles, sometimes six or 10," Zinn, 51, says. After a year of regular walking, Zinn dropped more than 60 pounds. She's kept it off for eight months and continu

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  5. How Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Keeps Fit

    How does the curvy glamour-puss secretary from Mad Men keep her famous shape in shape? She works out with her husband! It takes two to tango, and two to hit the treadmill and get the heart rate up -- in actress Christina Hendricks' world anyway. Best known as Joan in the hit AMC series Mad Men, Hend

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  6. The Truth About Toning Shoes

    Can a pair of shoes help you burn more calories, tone your butt, banish cottage cheese thighs, and curb joint pain? The answer depends largely on who you ask. Rocker sole shoes started as more of a specialty shoe for people with diabetes or ankle problems, but they are increasingly marketed as tonin

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  7. The Butt Workout: Exercises to Sculpt a Better Backside

    All women want it: That shapely, sculpted, and defined butt we see in the magazine ads for cellulite cream. Closets full of skinny jeans and miniskirts have us focused more than ever on lifting, tightening, and shaping our behinds. "It's beautiful to be symmetrical," says Pilates guru Siri Dharma Ga

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  8. CrossFit Review

    Michael R. Esco, PhD, CSCS, HFS, reviews the CrossFit workout.

  9. Is It Time for Physical Therapy?

    You stretch, you run, you lift, you exercise every day, yet something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe it’s a nagging pain or stiffness in your joints that won’t go away. Whatever the problem, maybe it’s time to see a physical therapist. “We help with motion -- whether that’s in sport, in activities,

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  10. Heart Rate Monitors: Help or Hindrance?

    Fitness buffs have long turned to heart rate monitors -- either ones they own or those found on exercise machines -- as a way of gauging whether they're exercising hard enough. But heart rate monitors aren't as helpful as you might think. The problem? First off, the numbers used to calculate your ma

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