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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind

    Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. It's good for you, too. Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can: Lower your risk of heart disease Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels Boost bone density, since  walking is a weight-be

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 10 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation

    You know exercise is good for you. Doing it, though, is another thing. To stick with an exercise routine, you need to get out there when that little voice inside you says, "I'll do that tomorrow. Or the day after -- maybe." Motivation does that, and it's not about just powering through. Your fitness

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