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  1. Fitness Tools for Every Athlete

    Want to see your progress as you get fit? You could write it down, or try a device that will give you data on every step you take, the calories you burn, your heart rate, and even your movements as you sleep. You don't need to -- what matters is that you get out there and exercise. But seeing the nu

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  2. How Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Keeps Fit

    How does the actress 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's world anyway. Best known as Joan in the hit AMC series Mad Men, Hendricks also knows the value of slo

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  3. Fitness Challenge: Abs and Glutes

    If you’d love to feel more toned, but you don't have time to hit the gym, you can do simple exercises on your own to get results. "It only takes a few minutes, three times per week, to keep your abs and glutes looking their best -- no gym membership required," says Joan Pagano, fitness consultant an

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  4. Can You Drink Too Much Water?

    You've heard it a million times. When it's hot outside or you're exercising, drink lots of water. It's how your body stays hydrated. But can there be too much of a good thing? In rare cases, drinking an extreme amount in a short time can be dangerous. It can cause the level of salt, or sodium, in yo

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  5. Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?

    Athletes work hard to win, from training to diet. There's a simple thing they might overlook: Going to bed an hour early. "Getting enough sleep is crucial for athletic performance," says David Geier, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, SC. Studies show that good s

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  6. Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain c

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  7. 4 Must-Try Cardio Workouts

    You're at the gym, ready to do your cardio. Today, don't do the exact same thing you always do. It's time for a change. Each of the following four workouts uses a different piece of equipment and tells you exactly what to do. Check with your doctor first before starting a new routine, especially if

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  8. Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for

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  9. Heatstroke in Endurance Runners

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study. The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates

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  10. 5 Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy

    You've been working out for a while, and it's starting to feel comfortable -- too comfortable. It's time to make it more challenging again. Revving things back up is a good idea if you recognize yourself in any of these five scenarios: When you first begin exercising, it can be tough to find an acti

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