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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sofa to 5K Training Tips

    Emily Gilbert is the first to admit it: She's an on-again, off-again exerciser. Ever since her college lacrosse team days, she's geared up many times to make exercise a habit again, but then fallen off that wagon just as many times. But now, the 24-year-old publicist from San Diego says she has a pl

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  4. 'Bigorexics' Want to Boost Their Masculinity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men obsessed with muscle-building lean toward traditional ideas of masculinity, while men fixated on being thin likely associate with more feminine stereotypes, according to new research. Guys consumed by the idea that they a

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  5. Kettlebell Workouts: 3 Things to Know

    Kettlebell workouts are a way to build muscle strength and endurance. What makes a kettlebell workout different from other weights workouts?  For starters, you work with only one kettlebell at a time. Hoisting the heavy metal bells not only helps strengthen your arms and pecs, but also works your co

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  6. 8 Training Tips for Your First Marathon or Half-Marathon

    This makes you accountable. Tell everyone who will listen, says Joe Donovan, a Milwaukee runner who wrote the Essential Guide to Training for Your First Marathon. "Only when you tell other people is it real," he says. It became a topic of conversation and support among his fiancée (now his wife) and

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  7. The 4-Hour Body: Experts' Reviews

    Lose 20 pounds of fat in 30 days (without exercise)? Achieve a 15-minute orgasm? All this and more is not just possible, it’s probable, says Tim Ferriss, author of the best-selling book, 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. In his book, Ferriss c

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  8. Interval Training: How to Get Started

    Looking for a way to drop extra pounds and get in shape ASAP? Then it may be time for you to start interval training.  Interval training combines short bursts of intense activity, called intervals, with periods of lower intensity, or rest periods. Switching between the two makes your body work harde

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  9. Indoor Cycling: What to Expect

    Indoor cycling class is a high-energy workout on a stationary bike, set to music and sometimes combined with strength training, yoga, or Pilates. “We have taken the basic format and made it more of an all-encompassing experience,” says Kevin Burns, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise an

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  10. Everyday Activities as Beneficial as Going to Gym?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Short stretches of physical activity -- such as taking the stairs or raking leaves -- throughout the day can be just as beneficial as a trip to the gym, according to a new study. Researchers looked at more than 6,000 American ad

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