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  1. Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure Genes

    May 14, 2012 -- Does high blood pressure run in your family? Keeping physically fit may lower your odds of developing high blood pressure by a third. A new study shows that physically fit people with a family history of high blood pressure were up to 34% less likely to develop high blood pressure th

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  2. The Avengers Workouts

    How did the actors who wowed us as the Avengers get their amazing onscreen physiques? It wasn’t Hollywood special effects, but months of intense workouts that delivered those buff bodies. Trainers Bobby Strom, Brad Bose, and Steve Zim who prepped Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evan

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  3. High Reps With Low Weights Builds Muscle, Too

    April 27, 2012 -- Want to build up your muscles in time for beach season? High reps with low weights may be the way to go, a new study suggests. "There is nothing magical about heavy weights beyond the fact that they make you work hard," says researcher Nicholas Burd, PhD, of Maastricht University M

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  4. The Truth About Exercise and Your Weight

    If you've been working out and eating fewer calories but your extra pounds won't budge, you may be wondering why that seemingly simple strategy isn't working. The truth is you may need a reality check about what to expect from exercise. There's no getting around your tab of calories in and calories

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  5. Top 6 Exercise Excuses and How to Beat Them

    What’s keeping you from working out? Whether it’s too little time, not enough energy, or just hating to exercise, there's a solution. Get ready to get motivated. "How much television do you watch?" asks Walter Thompson, PhD, professor of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University. During you

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  6. Want to Lose Weight? Skip Trendy Diets

    April 10, 2012 -- Here's what doesn't really work well if you want to lose weight: "diet" foods, non-prescription weight loss supplements, and liquid or fad diets. So what does work? Eat less fat, get more exercise, join a weight loss program, and ask your doctor about prescription weight loss pills

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  7. Remember This: Exercise Boosts Your Brainpower

    April 6, 2012 -- Your brain isn't a muscle, but as you age exercise can improve your memory and other thinking skills, a new study shows. And the exercise doesn't have to be as rigorous as a marathon, the research suggests. In the new study, middle-aged men and women who cycled or did a stretching a

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  8. Sitting Too Much May Boost Odds of Dying

    March 26, 2012 -- Don't take this sitting down, but spending too much time in a chair is bad for your health -- really, really bad. New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that people who spend a lot of time sitting may be up to 40% more likely to die from any cause, compar

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  9. Uncomfortable on Bike? Check Handlebars

    March 23, 2012 -- Cycling is great exercise, but if the handlebars are too low, it might be more uncomfortable. People who spend a lot of time on bicycles or in indoor cycling class often complain of genital numbness, and now a new study in women suggests that low handlebars may be at least partly t

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  10. Cool Hands May Help People Exercise Longer

    March 13, 2012 -- Cool hands, healthy heart? A new study shows that cool hands may allow you to exercise for longer periods of time. Obese women who placed their hands in a cooling device while exercising, such as walking on a treadmill, were able to outlast their counterparts whose held a lukewarm

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