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  1. To Banish Belly Fat, Keep Moving

    Sept. 2, 2011 -- If you want to get rid of your belly fat, vigorous aerobic exercise such as jogging or brisk walking beats weight or resistance training, a new study shows. ''If you are overweight or mildly obese and want to lose fat -- belly fat, visceral fat, liver fat -- vigorous aerobic trainin

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  2. Whey Protein May Beat Casein After Workouts

    Aug. 19, 2011 -- Eating or drinking protein after exercise can help muscle recovery and growth, experts agree. What's still debated is which proteins work best. Whey protein appears to be better than casein protein, according to new research that looked at exercisers doing resistance training. "A wh

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  3. 15 Minutes of Exercise Every Day Reduces Risk of Death

    Aug. 16, 2011 -- A study published by The Lancet shows that if inactive people increased their physical activity by just 15 minutes per day, they could reduce their risk of death by 14% and increase their life expectancy by three years. The study compared inactive people with active people who engag

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  4. Love May Boost Athletic Performance

    Aug. 8, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- Being in love may enhance your athletic prowess, a survey of about 400 competitive athletes suggests. "Based on our findings, being in a loving relationship is helpful to athletic performance, particularly if it's a long-term committed relationship," says study hea

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  5. New Advice for Keeping Young Athletes Safe in Heat

    Aug. 8, 2011 -- As aspiring football and soccer stars hit the fields for preseason training, there’s new advice on how to keep young athletes safe when exercising in the heat. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) show that heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and other heat-related

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  6. Bad Golf Swing Can Be Rough on the Body

    July 29, 2011 -- What's the difference between the way a golf pro swings a club and the way a duffer does it? Many amateurs have swings that can land more than their golf balls in the rough, according to a biomechanical study of 10 professional golfers and five amateurs. Those flawed golf swings can

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  7. Do Pools Expose Swimmers to Potentially Harmful Chemicals?

    July 29, 2011 -- Swimmers have detectable levels of a potentially dangerous chlorine by-product called haloacetic acids (HAAs) in their urine within 30 minutes of a swim, a study shows. The Environmental Protection Agency limits HAA levels in drinking water because high amounts may be linked to birt

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  8. Heat Illness Sends Thousands to ER Each Year

    July 28, 2011 -- About 6,000 people a year seek emergency treatment for heat illnesses suffered while playing sports or participating in other recreational activities outdoors, the CDC says in a new report. During the period examined, 2001 through 2009, the CDC says 75% of those treated for heat ill

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  9. Dementia Risk for Retired Football Players?

    July 19, 2011 (Paris) -- One in three retired NFL football players appear to have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), researchers report. "Cognitive impairment seems to be more prevalent in retired American football players than in the general population that age, where you do not see rates anywhere ap

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  10. Older People Must Work Out More to Keep Muscles

    July 8, 2011 -- The older you get, the more you may have to work to maintain your muscles, according to a new study. Researchers report that men and women over the age of 60 have to lift weights more often than younger adults to maintain muscle mass and muscle size. "Our data are the first to sugges

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