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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Football Tackles Concussion Risk

    When a football player suffers a concussion during a game or in practice, whether they're a pro or a student, it's serious business. And the sport is taking it seriously. Doctors, coaches, and researchers are focused on the damage concussions can do to football players’ brains as a result of the man

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  8. Olympic Medalists Live Longer

    Dec. 13, 2012 -- We watch the Olympic Games with awe and marvel at the athletes’ power and grace.  But are Olympic athletes really any healthier than the rest of us? Do they live longer? And if they do, what does it mean for the rest of us mere mortals? These are some of the questions that two new s

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  9. Painkillers Before Exercise May Be Bad for the Gut

    Dec. 6, 2012 -- Popping a painkiller such as ibuprofen to ward off exercise pain or anticipated pain is a common practice among athletes of many ability levels. Some think it will also improve performance as it reduces pain. But the practice may be hazardous, according to new research that focused o

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  10. 5 Best Winter Sports to Try

    Forget hibernating. As the cold weather sets in each year, we tend to hunker down, turn on the TV, and tuck in for the season. But why not get outside and take part in some wintry fun? These five cold-weather sports provide great exercise. Along with getting you some much-needed fresh air during the

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