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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. CrossFit Review

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

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Football Concussions: What to Do

    Concussions make headlines when they affect NFL players, and there is growing awareness that they can also affect teen athletes. Every high school and college football program -- as well as those for other high-contact sports -- should have a concussion management program, says Mark Lovell, PhD, who

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  8. Shake Weight: Fitness Expert's Review

    Michael Esco, PhD, CSCS, HFS, reviews the Shake Weight.

  9. Exercising When You’re Overweight

    When you have a lot of weight to lose, it can be hard to work out. Not only is it physically uncomfortable, but there are often emotional challenges, too -- particularly if you feel too out of shape to go to a gym filled with buff bodies and wall-to-wall mirrors. Amy Stevens has been there. The 38-y

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  10. Zumba: Fun Is Secret Ingredient of Latin Dance Workout

    Latin rhythms pulse from Pittsburgh's Club One aerobics studio, where Maria McCalister leads a Zumba class packed with the glistening bodies of nearly 50 people seeking to swivel, pivot, and shake their way to fitness. McCalister coaches her students to feel the music, be it salsa, meringue, or flam

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