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Are These Rookie Mistakes Ruining Your Fitness Routine?

Tags: exercise, fitness, running, strength training

The road to fitness is paved with good intentions, but too many people look for the nearest exit once they hit a few bumps in that road. Here’s how to avoid four common exercise errors.


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Partner Yoga Can Grow Your Relationship and Physical Health (Video)

Tags: exercise, marriage, relationships, yoga, yoga video series

Partner yoga is a newly emerging practice in which poses are shared and supported by another person. Partner yoga is not only for couples. It can be practiced by any two participants- friends, siblings, parents and children.


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Are You Planning a Cleanse or Detox? Read This First

Tags: celiac, celiac disease, crohn's, Crohn's disease, detox, exercise, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, probiotics, weight loss

You hear a lot about the supposed health benefits of a cleanse or detox, designed to eliminate toxins from your body. If you are considering such a regimen, here's what you need to know.


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5 Hassle-Free Ways You Can Exercise Every Day

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, fitness

You can’t make it to the gym. You don’t want a fitness instructor barking instructions at you. But what if you could kick-start an exercise routing using your everyday environment?


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Could Sitting Too Much Boost Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, exercise, study

A recent study found that sitting too much can increase your risk for certain cancers. Find out how to move more throughout the day.


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Should You Exercise When You Have Cancer?

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, exercise, exercise therapy, radiation, stress, yoga

After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, exercising might seem like the least of your worries. But there are many good reasons to think about keeping some sort of physical activity routine while being treated for cancer.


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Running is a Life-Saver, Study Finds

Tags: cardiovascular disease, Dr. Phelan, exercise, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, prevention, running

Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.


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Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Give Your Immune System a Boost

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, immune system

A new study shows how you can benefit from increased exercise and a nutritious, high-protein diet to improve the quality of your gut microbiota.


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Whether You’re 30 or 40, Starting to Exercise Improves Heart Health

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

You can improve your blood pressure and overall heart health even if you start exercising after 40, research shows. Doctors stress that it is never too late to start moving.


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Over 45? How You Can Deal With Rotator Cuff Injuries

Tags: rotator cuff, shoulder, shoulder pain, tendonitis

Older Americans can easily strain a shoulder. Here's how to recognize the difference between a rotator cuff injury that can result and a more common culprit: tendonitis.