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The New Way to Track Heart-Healthy Fitness in Schools

Are kids putting enough effort into physical education class? Educators in Dubuque, Iowa are determined to find out. Starting this school year, middle and high school students will be required to w…

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The Key to Staying Motivated at the Gym

Why do you work out? A simple question with a seemingly simple list of potential answers—losing weight, enhancing health, catching up with friends, etc. But any (honest) gym-goer will admit to some…

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Parents Don’t Think Kids’ Obesity is a Health Problem

It appears the parents of obese children may have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to their child’s health. A new study from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests that …

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Exercise More Effective Than Prescription Drugs

We all know we need to get moving, but new research gives us one more reason to stay or become active. According to a large review published in the British Medical Journal this week, researchers from …

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Blast from the Past: Injuries & Arthritis

Your physical activities are great for your heart, but can lead to injuries that are bad news for your joints. Watch this to find out which injuries lead to osteoarthritis.…

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The Day-to-Day with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint pain limits your abilities to complete your day-to-day tasks, but there are ways to work around it. Learn more!…

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Exercise, Endorphins & Depression

Whether you go for a jog or participate in a yoga class, physical activity is proven to relieve symptoms of depression. Get the details.…

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8 Simple Office, Car or Airplane Stretches

Studies show that over the years the number of hours the average employee sits at a desk or in a car commuting to work has increased dramatically, which has enormous consequences on the body. Acco…

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