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  1. Limited Willpower Can Affect Your Workout

    Sept. 25, 2009 -- You want to exercise. You know you should be exercising more. But even though you up wake every morning committed to hitting the gym or taking a long walk after work, your resolve is gone by the end of a long day. Sound familiar? For some lucky people, exercise is second nature. Fo

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  2. Alcohol a Motivator for Exercise?

    Sept. 1, 2009 -- People who drink alcoholic beverages on a regular basis may be more likely than teetotalers to exercise -- and the more they drink, the more likely they are to work out, a new study shows. “A possible motivation is that people who consume alcohol recognize that it contains a fair nu

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  3. Rock Climbing Lands More People in ER

    July 24, 2009 -- As rock climbing gets more popular, emergency room doctors are seeing an increase in injuries from the sport. A new study shows a 63% increase in the annual number of injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 to 2007. The most common injury? Fractures (29%) and strain

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  4. Strenuous Exercise Linked to Memory Loss

    July 15, 2009 (Vienna, Austria) -- A warning to female marathoners: Long-term strenuous activity may lead to memory loss. In a new study, women who regularly engaged in exercises like running, swimming laps, or calisthenics for decades experienced a significant decline in memory, recall, and other b

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  5. 24 Hours of Fat Burning From Exercise?

    May 28, 2009 -- Many of us get through a tough workout by thinking about the fat burning that will occur during the exercise and for the next 24 hours or so. After all, that's the widely held belief: Regular workouts turn us into extraordinary fat burners. Not so, at least not for moderate-intensity

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  6. Which City Is America's Fittest?

    May 26, 2009 -- Washington, D.C., tops the American College of Sports Medicine's new list of America's fittest cities. The list is based on personal factors -- including the percentage of residents who smoke, are obese, get regular physical activity, eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetabl

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  7. Do Antioxidants Curb an Exercise Benefit?

    May 11, 2009 -- Taking antioxidant supplements -- specifically, vitamin C and vitamin E pills -- may dull one of the benefits of exercise, new research shows. The exercise benefit in question is better sensitivity to insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. The new study shows that when health

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  8. Exercise Prescription Coming Your Way?

    April 17, 2009 -- The next time you see your doctor, he or she might do more than just tell you to get some exercise -- they could pick up their prescription pad and prescribe exercise. Exercise prescriptions get inactive adults moving, a new study shows. The study, published in this week's Archives

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  9. Beware Bursting Fitness Balls

    April 17, 2009 -- EB Brands is recalling about 3 million fitness balls -- those large, inflatable balls that people use for crunches and other exercises -- after getting 47 reports of fitness balls that burst because of overinflation. Reported injuries related to the recalled fitness balls include a

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  10. Muscles Sore After Exercise? Sip Caffeine

    April 2, 2009 -- Caffeine eases the muscle pains of exercising, new research shows, suggesting coffee might literally be a brew that promotes health. University of Illinois researchers found that caffeine intake is associated with pain reduction in both young men who take in lots of caffeine and als

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