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  1. Stretching and Flexibility: 7 Tips

    Expert advice on flexibility and stretching.

  2. U.S. States With Most, Least Deaths From Injuries

    May 22, 2012 -- Thousands of injuries could be prevented and billions of dollars in medical costs could be saved each year if states implemented more research-based prevention policies, concludes a new report released today. Injuries are the No. 1 cause of death for Americans aged 1 to 44, and the t

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  3. Athletes Better Equipped to Play Through the Pain

    May 18, 2012 -- Sprains, strains, and worse injuries are unavoidable in sports, and playing through the pain comes with the territory for most athletes. So how do they continue to excel with pain that would leave others sidelined? New research confirms that athletes have a higher tolerance for pain

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  4. For Some Athletes, Head Blows May Hamper Learning

    May 16, 2012 -- College football and hockey players sustain numerous blows to the head every season. Those hits, according to a new study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology, may add up to brain injuries that impact learning for some players. The authors of the study followed fo

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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