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  1. Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours. The findings startled the researchers, whose main focus was finding bett

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  2. Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much sitting has been linked to increased risk for health problems such as heart failure and earlier death. Now, a new study finds older adults who sit too much are more likely to be disabled -- regardless of thei

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  3. Avoid Sports Injuries: Tips From an Olympic Doctor

    Editor's Note: Gloria Beim, MD, is the Team USA chief medical officer (CMO) for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This is the third Olympics she has served in and her first as CMO. She was the team physician for cycling and tae kwon do in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics and was venue medica

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  4. Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling conflicted by the push-pull of work and family life? New research suggests that regular exercise can help balance out those feelings. Researchers examined the responses of 476 working adults who were surveyed a

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  5. At-Home Workouts

    No time to get to the gym? Signing up for a membership isn't in the budget? Don't sweat it. You can get a good workout without setting foot in a fitness center. "Working out shouldn't be a hassle," says David Kirsch, personal trainer and founder of the Madison Square Club in New York City, whose cel

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  6. Ultramarathoners: How's Their Health?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As ultramarathons become more popular, researchers have launched a long-term study of the runners who participate in these extremely long races. Keeping tabs on the runners' health and psychological makeup could help red

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 5 Ways Gadgets Can Help You Lose Weight

    Looking for a weight loss partner? Look no further. A fitness device 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,

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  10. 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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