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9 Amazing Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

9 Amazing Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

Judy Smith of New York City works out at Uplift Fitness, a women’s-only gym where the classes focus on strength training just as much as calorie-blasting cardio, to boost her bone density while she tones her body. “The cardio is important, obviously...

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The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning

The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning


People avoid touching the obviously dirty things — toilet bowls, garbage cans, anything in a public restroom. But for every well-known nasty, there are a host of under-the-radar threats we put in our mouths, roll around on all night, and regularl...

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Live Long and Be Positive

Live Long and Be Positive

Patients with coronary heart disease who have positive expectations about recovery, expressing beliefs such as "I can still live a long and healthy life," had greater long-term survival, researchers reported.

Among a cohort of almost 3,000 patients undergoing ...

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Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Public health experts often focus immunization awareness efforts toward protecting children, and with good reason: Facing a potentially bewildering schedule of vaccinations for their young ones, parents usually need all the help they can get.

But vacc...

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6 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation

6 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation


Small stressors can quickly add up to major stress and one big stressful event can send you reeling, with no idea of how to start addressing it. If you could just get away for a little stress relief, you know you would be okay. But too few of us have the t...

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How Not to Overtrain During Exercise

How Not to Overtrain During Exercise


So you've finally gotten motivated to exercise, and now you're spending hours at the gym, sweating off the pounds and conditioning your body. But how are you feeling? If you're constantly sore, stiff, uncomfortable, and tired, you might be overtraining...

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Increase Fruits and Vegetables

Increase Fruits and Vegetables

Many families struggle with not having easy access to fresh produce. Is this keeping you from getting your family the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables?

If finding healthy produce is hard for you, it is probably hard for others in your com...

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An At-Home Boxing Workout for Women

An At-Home Boxing Workout for Women



"Jab, right punch, hook, uppercut!"

Four-time world champion boxer Jaime Clampitt (pictured) calls out the four basic boxing punches, nodding encouragement as I swing my way through the air. When she turns her back to me to demonstrate the mo...

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Midlife Fitness May Delay Chronic Disease

Midlife Fitness May Delay Chronic Disease

Characteristics among men that were associated with an increased likelihood of developing chronic conditions were total cholesterol, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, glucose level, and smoking.


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Say Good-Bye to Your Love Handles

Say Good-Bye to Your Love Handles

If you're not in love with your muffin top, use this easy guide to amp up your cardio to burn those fat pockets and sculpt the muscles that lie beneath.

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Crunches will help tone your muscles, but love handles don't contain any muscle; t...

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