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  1. Big Waist Increases Death Risk

    Aug. 9, 2010 -- Men and women who are very large around the middle are at much greater risk of dying from any cause than people with thinner waists, a new study says. Eric J. Jacobs, PhD, and colleagues at the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society, examined associations between waist circumference a

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  2. Obesity Rates Still Rising, CDC Says

    Aug. 3, 2010 -- More Americans are becoming obese. Obesity rates inched up 1.1% between 2007 and 2009, according to a new report released by the CDC. In just the past two years, 2.4 million people have joined the ranks of the obese. About 72.5 million U.S. adults are now obese, the report found. Tha

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  3. Pitchers More Prone to Baseball Injuries

    July 20, 2010 -- Baseball may be a funny game, as former Major Leaguer Joe Garagiola once wrote, but it’s also fraught with the risk of injury, especially for pitchers, a new study finds. Researchers who studied data for the 2002-2008 seasons say pitchers suffered significantly higher injury rates f

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  4. Physical Health: Fun Ways to Get Fit and Trim

    No time to work out? No time to plan healthy meals? Lack of time isn't the only excuse offered by sedentary people who need to lose weight. Close on its heels is another complaint:  Working out just isn't fun, and neither is shopping and cooking "healthy." Exercise and weight loss experts say they h

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