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A Balanced Approach to Losing Love Handles

A Balanced Approach to Losing Love Handles

Despite their rather pleasant name, love handles have a very poor reputation, and for good reason. Not only are they displeasing to look at, but they are also notoriously hard to get rid of. Contrary to what you might think, ...

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5 Easy Exercises for Your Heart

5 Easy Exercises for Your Heart

Though we may not think of it, the heart is actually a muscle. Like the muscles in our arms, legs and chest, the heart needs regular exercise in order to fire on all cylinders. Listed below are some exercises that ...

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Exercising During Menopause

Exercising During Menopause

The onset of menopause is not something many women look forward to. Menopausal symptoms can last for several years, and may include everything from hot flashes to sleeping difficulties to painful sex. Despite these challenges, it is still possible for ...

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Four Exercises For People with COPD

Four Exercises For People with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread condition in the United States, affecting over 24 million people. Those living with this condition must contend with a number of chronic symptoms, including coughing, chest tightness and breathing difficulties. Despite these ...

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The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults

The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults

For some older individuals, it may seem that exercise yields very little in the way of health-related benefits. Because of this perceived lack of payoff, some entrenched couch potatoes may jump to the conclusion that physical activity is pointless. Despite ...

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Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health

Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health

Millions of children and teens enjoy participating in organized sports. In fact, the number might be considerably larger than you might suspect. A survey conducted by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) found that,in the year 2011 alone, 21.5 ...

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MELT Method: The Key to Fixing Back Pain?

MELT Method: The Key to Fixing Back Pain?

Book Review: The MELT Method Author: Sue Hitzmann 304 pages, Harper Collins, $25.99   Are you suffering from chronic pain? Do you have a pain in your neck that won’t go away? Or pain in your foot that you just ...

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Getting in Shape Without the Gym

Getting in Shape Without the Gym

Book Review: You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises Author: Mark Lauren 192 pages, Ballantine Books, $16.00 Get in better shape without going to the gym with the help of Mark Lauren. Lauren is not a Hollywood ...

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