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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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8 Summer Date Ideas

Summertime is here again. Whether you're looking for some ideas to take that spring fling to the next step or looking to spice things up in your relationship, summer is a great time to try new things …

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Office Exercise: Try a Walking Meeting!

Nilofer Merchant has a great idea for sneaking in some office exercise without hurting your creativity: the walking meeting! Do you feel there's just no time for exercise? Between busy work and…

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Hot and Sweaty: Fitness for Fooling Around

It’s ok to skip your spin class this weekend and hit the bedroom: Sex counts as fitness. An intense makeout session will burn about 238 calories per half-hour. Undressing burns about eight. Giving ora…

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