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  1. After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery are six times more likely to suffer another ACL injury within two years than someone who has never had such an injury, a new study finds. An ACL injury

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  2. 10 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation

    Debbe Geiger could summarize her feelings about exercise in two words. “It stinks,” she'd say. But then her thinking changed when -- after much urging from friends who wanted her to play with them -- she joined a volleyball team. Now, she’s at the gym with a convert’s fervor on game nights because s

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  3. 5 Tips for Building Mental Stamina

    Watching the Olympics, we're all awed by the athletes' bodies -- the perfect physiques of gods and goddesses. But one of their greatest assets is something you can't see -- their mental stamina. "Athletes can get far on raw physical ability," says Robert E. Corb, PhD, a psychologist and director of

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  4. High-Intensity Workouts to Burn Calories

    Looking to blast calories? Get ready -- it's going to be a very sweaty session. "It’s got to be high intensity, whatever the workout is, if you’re going to torch calories -- not just burn them,” says Bret Emery, a nutritional consultant and fitness coach at Emery Fit in Alpharetta, GA. “Heart rate i

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  5. How to Start Running

    Whether you’re running for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, you want to kick things off slowly. Before you lace up your shoes and hit the pavement, try this smart advice to get into the race safely. Start with your diet. To fuel a run, keep well-hydrated by drinking at least 8 o

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  6. Take the Plunge: Get Into Swimming

    When she first stepped into the pool, Makeda Pennycooke didn't know how to swim. Pennycooke, an executive pastor from Charlotte, N.C., had signed up for lessons in hopes of getting a workout and conquering her fear of the water. During her first lesson, Pennycooke learned it was going to take some p

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  7. Pedometers Can Keep You Moving

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing a pedometer that tracks daily physical activity can motivate you to sit less, move more and perhaps shed unwanted pounds, a new study suggests. Researchers from Indiana University found this type of intervention

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  8. Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- You're jogging at a steady pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they couldn't carry you any faster. And then you hear the groan of a zom

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  9. And America's Fittest City Is...

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- It's a three-peat. For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the fittest in America, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual rankings released Wednesday. "Minneapolis may be und

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  10. Health Risks of Sitting - Cubicle Issues and Solutions

    By Ashley Ross Dry eyes? Weight gain? You might not realize what being parked at a desk is going to your body. Here, cubicle-caused issues and their surprisingly easy fixes.   Stressful job environments can raise women's risk of heart attack by 88 percent, but those who sit all day also have a great

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