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  1. 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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  2. Pedometers Can Keep You Moving

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing a pedometer that tracks daily physical activity can motivate you to sit less, move more and perhaps shed unwanted pounds, a new study suggests. Researchers from Indiana University found this type of intervention

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  3. Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- You're jogging at a steady pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they couldn't carry you any faster. And then you hear the groan of a zom

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  4. 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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  5. '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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  9. Top 10 Fitness Trends Picked for 2013

    Oct. 29, 2012 -- Forget fancy fitness fads. Your body is the only equipment you need for one of the hottest fitness trends: body-weight workouts. A new survey of fitness trends shows body-weight training, including back-to-basics exercises like push-ups, planks, and pull-ups, is expected to be one o

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  10. Interval Training Burns More Calories in Less Time

    Oct. 12, 2012 -- Don’t have time to exercise? That excuse no longer works. Increasing evidence, including new research presented this week, shows that even short workouts that include surges of very high intensity can boost fitness and potentially shrink the waistline. In the new study, exercise phy

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