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  1. Interval Training: How to Get Started

    Looking for a way to drop extra pounds and get in shape ASAP? Then it may be time for you to start interval training.  Interval training combines short bursts of intense activity, called intervals, with periods of lower intensity, or rest periods. Switching between the two makes your body work harde

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  2. Everyday Activities as Beneficial as Going to Gym?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Short stretches of physical activity -- such as taking the stairs or raking leaves -- throughout the day can be just as beneficial as a trip to the gym, according to a new study. Researchers looked at more than 6,000 American ad

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  3. Football Tackles Concussion Risk

    When a football player suffers a concussion during a game or in practice, whether they're a pro or a student, it's serious business. And the sport is taking it seriously. Doctors, coaches, and researchers are focused on the damage concussions can do to football players’ brains as a result of the man

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  4. Olympic Medalists Live Longer

    Dec. 13, 2012 -- We watch the Olympic Games with awe and marvel at the athletes’ power and grace.  But are Olympic athletes really any healthier than the rest of us? Do they live longer? And if they do, what does it mean for the rest of us mere mortals? These are some of the questions that two new s

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  5. Painkillers Before Exercise May Be Bad for the Gut

    Dec. 6, 2012 -- Popping a painkiller such as ibuprofen to ward off exercise pain or anticipated pain is a common practice among athletes of many ability levels. Some think it will also improve performance as it reduces pain. But the practice may be hazardous, according to new research that focused o

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 5 Best Winter Sports to Try

    Forget hibernating. As the cold weather sets in each year, we tend to hunker down, turn on the TV, and tuck in for the season. But why not get outside and take part in some wintry fun? These five cold-weather sports provide great exercise. Along with getting you some much-needed fresh air during the

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  10. 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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