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

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

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.

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Injured During Marathon Training? Here’s How to Get Back In Stride

Tags: marathon, marathons, runner, running, sports medicine

Marathon runners push the body’s limit to increase their exercise capacity. But they shouldn't ignore recurrent pain or discomfort that lasts after adequate rest. Find expert tips to recovering from injury.

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8 Ways You Can Travel Like an Expert With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, medication, rheumatoid arthritis, travel, travel tips

Your bags are packed. Your flights are booked. Are you prepared to deal with arthritis far from home?

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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.

Water Therapy

Painful Joints? You Can Try a Treadmill in a Swimming Pool

Tags: arthritis, joints, swimming, water-based therapy

Aquatic therapy uses water's natural weightlessness to relieve stress on joints and provide a quicker, more painless rehabilitation. This can even involve riding a treadmill in a swimming pool.

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Lupus, Sun and Vacation: 4 Tips to Prevent Flares (Video)

Tags: lupus, skin care, skin infection, summer, summer safety, systemic lupus erythematosus, video

For lupus patients, vacations can also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. Here's how to have fun in the sun.

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5 Best Tips to Get Started Doing Yoga

Tags: exercise, yoga

Some people think as they get older, they just get less flexible. But yoga can counteract this tendency and do so much more to keep you feeling good. Find five tips to getting started with yoga at any age.

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Lupus and Your Skin: How to Avoid Summer Flare-Ups (Video)

Tags: lupus, skin care, video, videos

If you have lupus, you know it's especially important to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. Watch a doctor present tips about the precautions to take in spring and summer.

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How to Choose the Best Energy-Boosting Bars and Gels

Tags: artificial sweeteners, fiber, healthhub number, nutrition bars, sports

When it comes to offering the best health benefits and sports performance, energy bars and sports gels are not all created equal. Find tips to choosing the best ones or you.

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3 Tips for Treating Your Bicep Pain at Home

Tags: acute muscle strain, chronic muscle strain, muscle, muscle weakness

Find expert advice to treat a bicep injury, which is most often caused by overuse. It can make daily activities tough, but generally if you rest and take care of the injury at home, it should resolve.