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  1. Getting in Shape With Baby on Board

    After having a baby, you might wonder what’s realistic for getting back in shape. How soon can you exercise and how much can you do to safely lose the weight before junior starts pre-school? The answer: One size does not fit all. Robert O. Atlas, MD, OB/GYN, at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore says

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  2. Turn Your Walk into a Workout

    Walking while listening to podcasts and audiobooks made it easy for Janet Zinn to stick to her daily exercise program. "I walk at least three miles, sometimes six or 10," Zinn, 51, says. After a year of regular walking, Zinn dropped more than 60 pounds. She's kept it off for eight months and continu

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  3. Why Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

    Sept. 26, 2011 -- Cardiac rehabilitation can be extremely effective, yet most people choose to avoid it. New research may make them think twice. Cardiac rehabilitation can improve the ability of the heart to return quickly to a normal rate after exercise, and that in turn can double the chances of s

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  4. Does Beetroot Improve a Runner's Time?

    Sept. 27, 2011 (San Diego) -- Runners and other exercisers hoping to improve their performance might consider a detour to the produce aisle. Eating beetroot before a workout gave runners a modest edge in speed during a 5K run when they were close to the finish line, new research shows. The baked bee

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  5. How Mad Men's Christina Hendricks Keeps Fit

    How does the curvy glamour-puss secretary from Mad Men 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' world anyway. Best known as Joan in the hit AMC series Mad Men, Hend

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  6. The Butt Workout: Exercises to Sculpt a Better Backside

    All women want it: That shapely, sculpted, and defined butt we see in the magazine ads for cellulite cream. Closets full of skinny jeans and miniskirts have us focused more than ever on lifting, tightening, and shaping our behinds. "It's beautiful to be symmetrical," says Pilates guru Siri Dharma Ga

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  7. The Truth About Toning Shoes

    Can a pair of shoes help you burn more calories, tone your butt, banish cottage cheese thighs, and curb joint pain? The answer depends largely on who you ask. Rocker sole shoes started as more of a specialty shoe for people with diabetes or ankle problems, but they are increasingly marketed as tonin

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  8. To Banish Belly Fat, Keep Moving

    Sept. 2, 2011 -- If you want to get rid of your belly fat, vigorous aerobic exercise such as jogging or brisk walking beats weight or resistance training, a new study shows. ''If you are overweight or mildly obese and want to lose fat -- belly fat, visceral fat, liver fat -- vigorous aerobic trainin

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  9. Whey Protein May Beat Casein After Workouts

    Aug. 19, 2011 -- Eating or drinking protein after exercise can help muscle recovery and growth, experts agree. What's still debated is which proteins work best. Whey protein appears to be better than casein protein, according to new research that looked at exercisers doing resistance training. "A wh

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  10. CrossFit Review

    Michael R. Esco, PhD, CSCS, HFS, reviews the CrossFit workout.

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