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  1. Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for

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  2. 4 Must-Try Cardio Workouts

    You're at the gym, ready to do your cardio. Today, don't do the exact same thing you always do. It's time for a change. Each of the following four workouts uses a different piece of equipment and tells you exactly what to do. Check with your doctor first before starting a new routine, especially if

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  3. Heatstroke in Endurance Runners

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study. The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates

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  4. 5 Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy

    You've been working out for a while, and it's starting to feel comfortable -- too comfortable. It's time to make it more challenging again. Revving things back up is a good idea if you recognize yourself in any of these five scenarios: When you first begin exercising, it can be tough to find an acti

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  5. Young Pro Pitchers & Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 168 pitchers who spent at least

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  6. Dread the Gym? 7 Ways to Get Past That

    Want to hit the gym, but can't quite seem to make it there? Your schedule might not be the only reason. If you're feeling bored or self-conscious, afraid of injury, or just plain uncomfortable, there are solutions for all your workout angst. Maybe you think that people who go to the gym are already

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  7. Hate to Exercise? 6 Fixes

    You know you should work out, since it's good for you. So why is it so hard to stay active? Turns out, the reasons might not be what you think. Here, a look at what’s really preventing you from sticking with an exercise routine -- and advice on how to keep at it. One of the top reasons for starting

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  8. Finding the Types of Exercise You Enjoy

    Committing to an exercise program can be a big change. And like all changes, it can be uncomfortable at first. But you can make exercise more appealing, even more enjoyable, by considering these four simple questions. First, figure out what setting appeals to you most, says New York cardiologist Mer

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  9. Tips for Power Walking

    Every hour you spend walking may add 2 hours to your life, research suggests. Brisk walking can help trim your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. To reap the benefits of walking and stay injury-free, try these tips. Wear comfy, well-fitting shoes. They should be

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  10. 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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