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Whether on a crowded Eastern seaboard boardwalk, a sunny California ocean promenade or a meandering walkway in Des Moines, Iowa, if there are long stretches of smooth pavement, you will find in-line skaters wending their way gracefully, their fast-moving rhythmic motion leaving joggers and...Read Full Article

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You might hear a lot about Zumba, but you're not sure exactly what it is or why it's such a big deal. Zumba is a Spanish word that means "buzz like a bee and move fast," notes the American Council on Exercise. It's an increasingly popular type of exercise class that's being done in 125 countries...Read Full Article

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Pilates is a very precise, intelligent exercise system, where the message is 'Quality, not Quantity'.

You are taught to align your body perfectly before starting an exercise, and then to isolate individual muscle groups and work them without putting strain on other areas. If you are used...Read Full Article

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Each month as part of our "12 Habits of Highly Healthy People" we're highlighting a healthy habit and offering tips on how to integrate it into your healthy lifestyle. This month's habit is strength and flexibility training.

Strength and flexibility aid in improving performance,...Read Full Article

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In women over 30, physical inactivity may be the greatest single contributor to heart disease risk.

Researchers followed 32,154 Australian women in three age groups: those born in 1973-1978, 1946-1951 and 1921-1926. They used a mathematical formula called population attributable risk, or...Read Full Article

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The weather outside may be frightful, but if you can make it outside to exercise—or at least bring some of the great outdoors inside—you'll be more likely to stick to a workout plan, finds a new study from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada. 

"The happier you feel while exercising,...Read Full Article

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Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean...Read Full Article

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Despite the known health benefits of being physically active, only about half of US adults meet the minimum guidelines for aerobic physical activity. In a recently published study in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, CDC and Emory University researchers reported that physically active adults...Read Full Article

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