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The Fittest City In The US Is…

The fittest city in the US also happens to be the capital. So says this year's American Fitness Index, the work of the American College of Sports Medicine. The report scores cities based on a range of…

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Protein Powder Primer: Whey or No Whey?

I have many clients who tell me they want to cut back on meat but they are worried about getting enough protein every day.  I tell them about the great, delicious vegetarian sources of whole food prot…

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Too Much Running Could Actually Kill You Sooner

Training to run a marathon has got to be one of the healthiest things you can do, right? Maybe not: A new study found that "moderate" runners lived longer than people who don't exercise at all—and peo…

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Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…

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Winter Workouts: How to Stay Motivated

It can be tough to get motivated for winter workouts when you're all cozy in bed and that alarm clock goes off. Here are some tips to help you keep moving through the winter chill. Cold weather is …

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5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

  We all know that exercise will tone your muscles and keep you fit. It might even help your heart or keep your blood pressure in check. But there are many, many other reasons to hit the gym o…

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The Dirty Truth About the Holidays

I bet you didn’t know Santa has a body mass index (BMI) of over 32 ... and is getting fatter every year? Or that Americans create one million extra tons of trash during the period between Thanksgiving…

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8 Chair Exercises for Better Balance & Strength

No matter your age, regular exercise is touted as one of the simplest ways to stay healthy and fight depression. But many of us lack the time, energy and resources to go to the gym on a regular basis.…

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Sit No More! 5 Ways to Become More Active

You should exercise more. The American Heart Association's recommendation for healthy adults is approximately 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, 5 times a week. But let's think about what the …

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How Young is Too Young to Swim Alone?

There's a video going around the internet that just makes me cringe. It features a 16-month-old girl paddling around a three foot deep swimming pool. Her comfort and skill in the water are undeniable,…

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