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Best Steps for Getting Ready to Run a Road Race

Tags: dehydration, exercise, heat exhaustion, hydration, runner, running

Signed up to run a road race? Don't forget to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day


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Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups (Video)

Tags: exercise, fitness, runner, running, stretching, video, videos

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching offers various benefits. Watch to learn how to do walking lunges, sumo squat side lifts, butt kicks and toy soldiers.


5 Tips to Prevent Exercise-Related Injury

Want to Start Exercising? These 5 Tips Can Help You Prevent Injury

Tags: exercise, heart disease, heat, ice, injury, prevention, running, sports injury

If you're in an exercise rut, remember it's not too late to start moving. Find five expert tips to getting started as well as insights about whether you're experiencing normal soreness or possible injury.


Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

How Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

Tags: exercise, heart health, marathon, running, walking

A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any benefits to your heart health -- and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners.


Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs

Tags: activity, cardiovascular disease, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

A recent study shows that moderate physical activity (including walking and doing housework) two or three times per week may be best for cardiovascular health.


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4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video)

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, muscles, stretching, video, videos

Watch a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises for the hip flexors and quadriceps, outer thigh muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. They will increase you range of motion and improve blood flow.


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Can Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, exercise, heart disease, lung cancer, research, study

It's well known that exercise improves heart health, but could it reduce cancer risk too? A new study shows that middle-aged men with a high level of fitness have a lower incidence of lung and colon cancers.


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What Does Moderate Exercise Mean, Anyway?

Tags: exercise, fitness, running, swimming, walking

It’s one of the guiding principles behind all exercise recommendations. But do you know what “moderate” means? Get an explanation — plus exercise examples.


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5 Questions to Ask Before You Exercise With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

To get the benefits of movement while avoiding injuries or increasing pain, start with an honest conversation with your doctor.


5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

Tags: exercise, fitness, high blood pressure, self-esteem, sleep, snacking, stess, walking

The benefits of walking include everything from lowering your blood pressure to reducing your cravings for unhealthy snacks. See how this easy (and free!) activity can work such wonders.