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  1. 3 Exercises to Tone Your Butt

    A tush-toning workout will help you look your best in short shorts and boost your confidence when you're walking down the beach in a bathing suit. "It's really sexy to have a great butt," says Kit Rich, a Los Angeles-based certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor who helps celebrity clients

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  2. 5 Nutrition Tips for Athletes

    When you exercise hard for 90 minutes or more, especially if you're doing something at high intensity that takes a lot of endurance, you need a diet that can help you perform at your peak and recover quickly afterward. These five guidelines will help. Carbs are an athlete's main fuel. Your body chan

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  3. There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is there a limit to the benefits of exercise? Two studies suggest that, for certain people, keeping to a moderate physical activity regimen may be best for heart health. One study found that a schedule of intense workout

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  4. Your Get-Back-in-Shape Plan

    Have you ever wondered if you'll ever get in shape again? Setbacks happen, whether it's an injury, a crunch time at work, or a hectic time with your family. Whatever it was, you've fallen off the exercise wagon. This happens to just about everyone. You can rebuild your stamina and come out of this h

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  5. 5 Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workouts

    Bored with the treadmill? Not seeing the results you want? It's time to supercharge your treadmill time. Treadmill workouts can be some of the most efficient, challenging, calorie-burning routines around. The key is intervals. With intervals, instead of trudging along at a steady pace, you'll mix up

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  6. 40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who begin endurance exercise after age 40 may get similar long-term heart benefits as those who start training before age 30, new research finds. The study included 40 healthy men, between the ages of 55 and 70, who had

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  7. Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 21 million Americans who have a disability don't exercise, and that lack of exercise is jeopardizing their health, federal officials reported Tuesday. Among these 11 million inactive adults are people who have

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  8. Poor Fitness in Middle Age, Early Death Risk?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people who do poorly on simple tests of physical ability may be at increased risk of early death, according to a new study. Another study found that light-intensity physical activity every day may reduce th

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  9. Pilates and Yoga: Are They Good Exercise?

    Denver therapist Julie Rudiger started doing yoga to stretch. It became her favorite way to work out.  "A lot of people seem to underestimate the physical benefits of yoga," Rudiger says. "But the practice has made me stronger and more flexible, physically and emotionally." Yoga, Pilates, and tai ch

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  10. The Best Running Form

    Good running technique can prevent injury and keep you on track. Anthony Luke, MD, MPH, director of the Human Performance Center at the University of California, San Francisco, weighs in with tips for top-form running. The way your feet strike the ground may determine your odds of getting injured. M

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