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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 10 Workout Secrets From the Pros

    Getting and staying fit can be a challenge. For many of us, it's hard just to get up off the couch. So what's the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life? Chase Squires is the first to admit that he's no fitness expert. But he is a guy who used to weigh 205 pounds, more than

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  4. Kinesio Tape for Athletes: A Big Help, or Hype?

    They've been hard to miss at this year's Olympic Games: Strips of brightly colored tape adorning the arms, legs, and torsos of many top athletes. But more than just fashion is driving this trend. The tape is called Kinesio tape. Many athletes believe it has medical benefits. The tape was invented by

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  5. 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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  6. Stretching and Flexibility: 7 Tips

    Expert advice on flexibility and stretching.

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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