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  1. FDA Issues Warning on Body-Building Supplement

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should not use Mass Destruction, a dietary supplement used to stimulate muscle growth, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Monday. The body-building product, available in retail stores, fitness g

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  2. Cross-Train With Yoga for Power, Flexibility

    Looking to add more oomph to your regular workouts? Power up your fitness program by cross-training with yoga. "Yoga is a wonderful active-recovery workout for non-training days," says Kristin McGee, BFA, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. It can improve balance and stability,

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  3. 5 Ways Gadgets Can Help You Lose Weight

    Looking for a weight loss partner? Look no further. Fitness devices like BodyMedia Fit, FitBit Flex, Jawbone Up, or Nike+ Fuelband could be exactly what you need. People who track are more successful at losing weight. And these wearable devices are trackers on steroids -- monitoring your workouts, c

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  4. Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of runners who will take part in the New York City Marathon on Sunday most likely believe they are strengthening their cardiovascular system by participating. But new research suggests the strain of a 26.2 mile

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  5. New Mom? Here’s How to Work Out Again

    Are you a new mom who wants to get in shape after having a baby? Each month we put your questions about fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, Brooklyn finance professional and new mom Myra Bartalos, 38, sought tips on getting back into the swing of workouts from trainer Miche

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  6. Parents Who Exercise: Overcoming the Challenges

    Parents and exercise are not usually words you see in the same sentence. From the moment you step on the physical and emotional roller coaster known as parenthood, your needs often must come second to the needs of your children. Exercising, as a parent, becomes a much more difficult task. This is tr

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  7. The Trampoline Workout

    Jumping on a mini trampoline, also called rebounding, is a low-impact cardio workout that improves muscle tone and balance while torching 160 calories per 30 minutes of bouncing, fitness experts say. Basheerah Ahmad, founder of the fitness consulting firm 360 Transformation, encourages celebrity cli

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  8. How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind

    Hiking outdoors comes with a bounty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that boasts all the health benefits of walking, including less risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer, as well as better blood press

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  9. How to Stop Runners' Cramps

    You're running, and all of a sudden, you get a side stitch or cramp, a stomach cramp, or your leg muscle clenches. It happens to a lot of runners. But you can learn to minimize cramps while running, and to act quickly when they do strike. The origin of a cramp depends on the type. Side cramp or ''st

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  10. Breathalyzer Device Tells When You're Burning Fat

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new, portable breathalyzer that pairs with a smartphone and Bluetooth can measure how well you're burning body fat and help you gauge the success of your diet and exercise program, according to a new report from Japan. At

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