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  1. Get Fit! Oprah’s Trainer Shows You How

    Fitness guru Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's longtime personal trainer, has been in the business 30 years. So he's heard the laundry list of excuses for not exercising and not eating right -- from the ''hectic schedule'' cop-out to "I have small children at home," and lots of others in between. Greene,

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  2. Helmet a 'Must' for Skier Safety

    Feb.1, 2010 -- Wearing helmets significantly reduces the risk of head injuries among skiers and snowboarders, a new study shows. Reporting in the Feb. 1 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers say helmet use reduces the risk of such injuries by 35%. And contrary to widespread

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  3. What You Eat After Working Out Matters

    Jan. 29, 2010 -- What you eat after working out makes a difference, but it doesn't mean you have to starve yourself to reap the health benefits of exercise. A new study shows that eating a low-carbohydrate meal after aerobic exercise enhances insulin sensitivity. Increased insulin sensitivity makes

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  4. Barefoot Running Laced With Health Benefits

    Jan. 27, 2010 -- Running barefoot causes less collision force to the feet than running in cushioned shoes, a new study says. Researchers reporting in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Nature show that runners who run without shoes usually land on the balls of their feet, or sometimes flat-footed, com

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  5. Are Americans Backing Off Exercise?

    Jan. 21, 2010 -- There is a lot of talk about exercise this time of year, as out-of-shape Americans turn over new leaves, make New Year’s resolutions, and plunk down cash for gym memberships. But don’t let the talk fool you. Only about half of Americans exercise regularly (at least three sessions a

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  6. Prolonged Sitting Boosts Bad Health

    Jan. 19, 2010 -- If you are reading this while sitting down, you might want to stand up for moment. A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that people who sit still for prolonged periods of time -- such as desk workers or couch potatoes -- have a higher risk of

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  7. Running Boosts Brainpower

    Jan. 19, 2010 -- Running may do more than improve your cardiovascular fitness and overall physique. It might actually make you smarter. Scientists reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences say that running has a profound impact on the hippocampus, the part of the brain respons

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  8. New Achilles Tendon Treatment Falls Short of Hype

    Jan. 12, 2010 -- Injecting injured Achilles tendons with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is no more effective than dummy injections when it comes to alleviating pain and improving activity levels, according to a new study in the Jan. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Much hope

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  9. Exercise Program Lowers Knee Injury Risk

    Jan. 11, 2010 -- An exercise program aimed at young female soccer players seems to reduce the risk of knee injuries in the athletes, a new study says. Soccer, which has been gaining popularity for years, is a major cause of sports-related injuries, Swedish scientists report in the Jan. 11 issue of t

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  10. Too Much TV May Have Deadly Toll

    Jan 11, 2010 -- Watch out, couch potatoes!  A new study says that every hour of TV you watch daily may increase your risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. Australian researchers, reporting in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, studied the lifestyle habits of 8,800 adu

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