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  1. Fall Fitness Plan: Get Out & Exercise

    Crisp fall weather is made for physical activity — walking, running, biking, swimming are all fair game. They're excellent forms of aerobic exercise, which means they give the heart a good workout. Even when life is ultra-hectic, it's important to plan for exercise. Exercise helps control blood pres

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  2. Tank Top Workout: Upper-Body Exercises

    Nothing shows off a toned upper body and arms like a skimpy tank top. Firm shoulders, arms, and upper-back muscles take center stage.                                                If you're still wearing long sleeves to avoid the exposure, fear not. WebMD spoke to top fitness experts about how you

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  3. 5 Yoga Poses to Get Jennifer Aniston's Body

    By Kate Schweitzer At 41 years old, Jennifer Aniston has a body that's the envy of women half her age. And she credits it all — those lean legs, six-pack abs, and glowing skin — to one woman: her yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber. "Mandy's yoga style has changed my life," the star has said of Ingber's r

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  4. Drug Could Be a Lifesaver for Accident Victims

    June 14, 2010 -- The lives of between 70,000 and 100,000 trauma victims worldwide could be saved each year if they were given access to a cheap, widely available, and easily administered medication, a study shows. Experts involved in the CRASH-2 study say that tranexamic acid (TXA), which reduces th

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  5. World Cup Vuvuzela Horn Warning

    June 14, 2010 -- The vuvuzela horn is the iconic sound of the South Africa 2010 World Cup, but a U.K. hearing loss charity is warning fans to protect their hearing from the loud plastic trumpets. The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) says there’s a risk of temporary tinnitus or permane

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  6. The P90X System

    What is the P90X exercise system, and how well does it work to help you lose weight, build muscle, and get in shape? Our expert reviews the P90X series of fitness DVDs.

  7. Resistance Training Improves Flexibility, Too

    June 4, 2010 -- Preliminary research calls into question the old adage that stretching improves flexibility more than resistance training. "Our results suggest that full-range resistance training regimens can improve flexibility as well as, or perhaps better than, typical static stretching regimens,

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  8. Chocolate Milk Refuels Muscles After Workout

    June 4, 2010 -- Fat-free chocolate milk beat out carbohydrate sports drinks at helping to rebuild and refuel muscles after exercise, researchers report. The combination of carbohydrates and protein in low-fat chocolate milk appears to be "just right" for refueling weary muscles, says William Lunn, P

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  9. Study: Shapewear Garment Burns Calories

    June 3, 2010 -- Women who wear a tight girdle-like “shaper garment” while walking on a treadmill  burn more calories than they would without it, new research shows. The shaper garment, called ShaToBu, is designed to make muscles work harder when walking, University of Virginia researchers say. Fifte

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  10. Fit People Burn Fat Faster

    June 2, 2010 -- Small molecules in the blood not only reveal the "metabolic signature" of fitness, but hint at how new sports drinks or drugs might help people more effectively burn fat. Using new technology, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers Gary Lewis, MD, Robert Gerszten, MD, and colleag

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