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Find wellness and disease-prevention tips about food, fitness, lifestyle, mental attitude and more from our Wellness Institute, led by Chief Wellness Officer and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen.

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What a Beginner Should Know About CrossFit

Tags: exercise, fitness

Your friends have been talking about it on Facebook. You saw a commercial or a competition on TV. One of your coworkers swears by it. But what is CrossFit?


Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, heart, Heart Month, workout

One of the best things you can do for your heart is to move your body. This specially curated collection of songs bumps to at least 130 beats per minute – the perfect pace to maintain during your exercise.


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Have You Taken Up Yoga Lately? So Has Everyone Else

Tags: fish oil, massage, meditation, reiki, stress, supplements, yoga

If you've taken up yoga lately, you're joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.


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Should You Step Up to the Barre Workout?

Tags: exercise, fitness, strength training, training

Barre workouts — probably best known from the fitness franchise Pure Barre — have grown rapidly. Get answers to questions about this fitness boom.


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Do You Have Sports-Related Back Pain? Know When to Call a Doctor

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, exercise, joint pain, spine, sports injuries, strains and sprains, workout

Find out what you need to know about sports-related back and spine injuries. It's important to know when to treat these injuries on your own and when to seek help.


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How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

Tags: ACL tear, anxiety, Concussions, knee injury, knee rehab, mental health, post-surgery recovery, rehabilitation, sports injuries, sports injury

When sports result in a serious injury, athletes not only need to heal physically. They often struggle to regain confidence. Find out how you can overcome these feelings and get back to your sport.


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Sports Beat: Is Your Heart Murmur Serious? (Video)

Tags: arrhythmias, athletes, heart murmur, heart video, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports, sudden cardiac death, video

Your doctor unexpectedly tells you at your annual sports physical that you have a heart murmur. So now what? Here’s how a sports cardiologist can help.


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Your Guide to the No. 1 Fitness Trend of 2015

Tags: exercise, fitness

What workout requires no gym membership and only 15 minutes of your time three times a week? Learn these five tried-and-true body-weight exercises.


Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail — and How to Succeed

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail — and How to Succeed

Tags: diet, exercise, fitness, healthy diet, smoking, weight loss

Every year, people make resolutions, then abandon them by mid-January. Don’t just blame it on human nature. Instead, use these simple tips to stay on the health bandwagon.


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The 12 Days of Fitness

Tags: exercise, fitness, holiday season

’Tis the season for celebration, family gatherings and holiday fun — but not for sitting still. Keep your fitness routine going throughout December with these daily tips.