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Fitness

  • Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart
    Physical inactivity is just as big a risk factor for heart disease as high blood pressure and smoking are. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Here are eight ways to exercise for a healthier heart.
  • Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Pregnancy
    You don't have to give up exercising just because you're pregnant. Most women who become pregnant can follow a modified fitness program, with their doctor's approval.
  • Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?
    Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
  • Finding a Yoga Class That's Right for You
    Yoga improves flexibility, increases strength, reduces stress and develops a mind/body connection.
  • Fit for the Ages
    Need inspiration? Look to these five Americans who show just how physical you can get in later life.
  • Fitness From Within
  • Five Fresh Forms of Indoor Fitness
    Cold weather doesn't have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside.
  • Follow the Road to Safety
    Exercising outdoors can be fun and enjoyable, but you should keep personal safety in mind before you head out the door.
  • Foot Care for Walkers
    Wearing the appropriate type of shoe is the most important part of foot care for walkers.
  • Get in the Swim
    Besides providing a good workout for your heart and lungs, water offers constant, gentle pressure on every part of the body, which, in turn, helps improve circulation from the outside in, eases joint and back pain, and increases flexibility and range of motion.
  • Getting the Most for Your Health Club Dollar
    Joining a fitness facility is costly -- from a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000 per year. To make sure your money is well spent, manage your membership the same way you would any other significant investment -- by keeping your eye on your goals.
  • Give Young Athletes Plenty of Fluids
    During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration.
  • Give Your Energy Level a Tune-Up
    Eating smaller, healthy meals distributes energy calories more evenly than large meals and keeps your blood sugar normal throughout the day.
  • Give Your Health a Lift
    Weight lifting is one of the fastest-growing U.S. fitness activities. And the American Heart Association recently threw its weight behind weight lifting, too.
  • How and Why to Keep a Training Log
    A training log helps you organize and save information about your exercise routine so you can work toward your important goals.