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  1. How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

    You say you don't have time to exercise? You're hardly alone. For many people, lack of time is the single biggest obstacle to fitness. But, experts say, you may be overestimating how much exercise you really need to get at one time. Instead of investing an hour at the gym, what if you could get fitt

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  2. How to Start an Exercise Program

    It's not enough for us to know that we should be exercising to tone our bodies and improve our health. It seems we need specific strategies to help us start an exercise program - and keep it going. Or so say experts who gave WebMD some fitness tips to help motivate exercise beginners or drop-outs. I

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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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