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No Time to Exercise? Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout

Tags: exercise, exercise and heart health, heart and vascular institute, heart health

No time to exercise? Biking to work can turn your commute into a daily workout that boosts heart health and clears your head.


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Can Too Much Extreme Exercise Damage Your Heart?

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Exercise is good for you, but some extreme athletes can push past healthy limits. A recent study shows some athletes have higher rates of heart problems than people who exercise more moderately.


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You Can Manage Your Pain Without Medications

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Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.


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Quiz: Give Your Exercise Knowledge a Workout

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How much, how often, what types work best — these are just a few of the questions that form the foundation of good exercise habits. Do you know the answers?


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Complementary Therapy Helps Cancer Patient’s Mind, Body

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Most cancer patients leave their medical treatment plan in the trusted hands of their oncologist, but complementary therapies allow patients to play an active role in regaining control of their own health and wellness.


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Is Your Child in Top Shape for Fall School Sports?

Tags: back to school, exercise, sports, sports injuries, sports physical exams

Autumn is almost here and that means it's time for young athletes to begin practicing and conditioning for fall school sports. But before your child begins, make sure he or she undergoes a sports physical.


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Use These 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine

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The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but do you know how to take the first steps?


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Keep Moving: Best Fitness Tips from Former Dancer/Physician

Tags: dancing, exercise, weight gain, weight loss

With our busy lives, it can be challenging to make time for exercise. We asked Kim Gladden, MD, how she does it. Before she was a physician, Dr. Gladden enjoyed a rich career in dance. She offers tips to staying fit for life.


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Be Inspired: Best Bicycling Tips from Physician Turned Bicyclist

Tags: bicycle safety, exercise, fitness, summer

Maybe you haven't ridden a bicycle for years, or perhaps you ride regularly and would like to do it more. Richard Kratche, MD, offers bicycling tips and explains how this sport became a big part of his life.


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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

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If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.