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  1. Do You Have Sitting Disease?

    Chances are you're reading this article while perched in a chair. And, if you're like most computer users, you've been there for a while. Consider how much you sit in a day: driving during your morning commute to an 8-hour-a-day desk job, and then unwinding on the couch in front of the television al

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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. Find the Best Workout for You

    Want to start exercising but hate the gym? Short on time or motivation? Or maybe you're feeling so out of shape that you don't know where to start? There is hope, experts say. All you have to do is focus on exercising in a way that suits your personality, lifestyle, and fitness level. Never fear. Yo

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Top 10 Fitness Trends Picked for 2013

    Oct. 29, 2012 -- Forget fancy fitness fads. Your body is the only equipment you need for one of the hottest fitness trends: body-weight workouts. A new survey of fitness trends shows body-weight training, including back-to-basics exercises like push-ups, planks, and pull-ups, is expected to be one o

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  7. Interval Training Burns More Calories in Less Time

    Oct. 12, 2012 -- Don’t have time to exercise? That excuse no longer works. Increasing evidence, including new research presented this week, shows that even short workouts that include surges of very high intensity can boost fitness and potentially shrink the waistline. In the new study, exercise phy

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  8. Simple Tip May Ease Athletes' Performance Anxiety

    Sept. 20, 2012 -- Researchers have revealed a simple trick that may help athletes keep their cool during a game's high-pressure moments. Their advice to avoid choking under pressure: Clench the fist of your non-dominant hand. The findings appear in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. In

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  9. Healthy Living in Old Age Can Add Years to Life

    Aug. 30, 2012 -- Following a healthy lifestyle can lead to a longer life, even among people who are already well into their 70s, new research shows. Getting regular exercise, staying engaged with friends and family, and abstaining from smoking were all associated with longer life in a study that fol

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  10. 30 Minutes of Daily Exercise Enough to Shed Pounds

    Aug. 24, 2012 -- Thirty minutes of exercise a day may be the magic number to lose weight. A new study shows 30 minutes of exercise a day works just as well as an hour in helping overweight adults lose weight. Researchers found moderately overweight men who exercised hard enough to sweat for 30 minut

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