Category: Fitness and Exercise

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How to Avoid Runner’s Trots

Some athletes call it runner’s trots; others call it diarrhea. Whatever the name, few athletes openly discuss the topic; yet many secretly suffer. Here’s some information about this stinky topic that might help bring...

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Beat your personal best

Want to make it to the finish line faster? Finetune your run with these tips. 1. Work on your form An efficient running style will lead to greater gains all around, with fewer injuries,...

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Get Over It: Shin Pain

Exercises and advice to keep your lower legs healthy and strong. Shin splints are a common beginner’s injury, so many seasoned runners assume they’re immune. But medial tibial stress syndrome, the top cause of...

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The Five Best Fitness Trackers

Just when you think the fitness tracker trend is slowing down, a new one hits the market. It’s likely that these personal activity tracking devices continue to do well because they make you constantly...

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Go Out and Play

During the colder months, it’s easy to get cooped up indoors. But with a winter wonderland of outdoor fun available, there’s no reason your physical activity should suffer. Go get some sunlight, breathe in...

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Fitness Fountain of Youth

Sure exercise helps slim you down and tone you up. But the compounded results of working out do more than just reduce your pants size. Besides the fact that physical activity lowers your risk...

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Breathe Easy

Take steps toward making every breath count: Don’t smoke. Cancer is the second leading cause of death, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths. The benefits of quitting quickly pile up....

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Burn That Belly

Stomach fat often results from excessive alcohol, food, or sugar. A portly paunch is linked to diabetes, dementia, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Burn that breadbasket with these tips: Go light or not...

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The 51 fastest fat burners

IN THE GYM 1. Catch the running bug. You’ll continue to burn fat after your jog: People who run for at least four hours a week melt more calories than non-runners, even when they’re...

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Do Not Be a Slouch

Correct posture keeps bones in healthy alignment, reduces strain on muscles and joints, and helps prevent back and neck pain — plus you’ll project more confidence. So straighten up with these posture pointers: Take...

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All for One

Aerobics, strength development, stretching — you’re supposed to divvy up your exercise routine among various forms of fitness training. And while you may be busy, the old “short–on–time” excuse for dodging exercise is dead....

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Fit for Fall

Sure you may be stowing your swimsuit for the next 9 months. But showing less skin as summer bows out doesn’t mean accepting fall flab. Stay fit in those areas you worked hard (or...

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Strengthen and Define

There are myriad benefits to muscle building: It burns fat, helps maintain weight, strengthens bones, reduces stress, and improves confidence. Generally, strength training focuses on the major muscle groups by completing 1 or 2...

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Humor Me

The physical act of chuckling relieves stress, protects your immune system, and strengthens relationships. Research shows that a strong case of the giggles also improves heart health. So yuck it up with these tips...

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Accidental Exercise

Summer temperatures become an excuse to lounge by the pool, but fun in the sun also can include swimming games, outdoor treks, and beach–centered sports. Check out some of these recreation favorites for getting...

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Seated Nation

Today’s lifestyles promote sedentary behavior. Between driving to and from work, typing at our desks, communicating electronically, and even ordering take–out for dinner, few daily responsibilities can’t be accomplished from a seated position. But...

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Picnic Spoilers

Whether it’s a day at the beach, backyard barbeque, or picnic under the stars, summer is a time for eating outdoors. Unfortunately, food–borne illness thrives in perishables exposed to hot weather, while dining in...

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Footloose

Trotting barefoot across the sand and to the pool can be rough on those pads. Be kind to your feet with these tips for protecting them from the summer elements: Slip on sandals. Wear...

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Push Pause

Are you overdoing it? While summer is the time to regroup and rejuvenate, often it’s the vacations and activities meant to recharge your battery that actually drain it. Find ways to insert daily and...

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Barefoot Running

Q: What are the benefits of running barefoot as opposed to running in shoes? A: Barefoot running has been gaining popularity since Christopher McDougall’s book, “Born to Run,” was published in 2009. The book,...