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The path to a regular exercise routine has great rewards as well as roadblocks. We’ll help make it simple and safe – and give you motivation to push on.

Beating the Obstacles

Who has time to waste on ineffective, risky exercises? Not you. So ditch these nine moves that may not deliver the results you want -- and may even cause injury.

How to overcome your fitness excuses and start exercising.

There are plenty of ways to be active in fall and winter, even if the weather turns cold. You can stay in shape and have fun while you're at it.

Summer is a great time for being active. Even if you live where it gets hot or humid, there are ways you can stay in shape year-round. But make sure to take precautions when you are active outside.

Avoiding Sports Injuries

Learn about different types of sports injuries and treatments.

If you’re just starting an exercise program, soreness can come even 48 hours later. Learn what’s going on – and what to do about it.

Lactic acidosis occurs naturally during vigorous exercise.

Head injuries are injuries to the scalp, skull, or brain caused by trauma.

Head injuries are injuries to the scalp, skull, or brain caused by trauma.

Ligament injuries in the knee - such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) -- are dreaded by professional and amateur athletes alike.

It's one of the darkest fears of pitchers, tennis players, and many other athletes: a rotator cuff tear.

Muscle strain -- or muscle pull or even a muscle tear -- implies damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons.

WebMD takes a look at common workout injuries, how to prevent them, and what to do when workout injuries occur.

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