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Exercise vs. Allergies: All the Right Moves

by Marlaina Donato Seasonal allergies plague more than 26 million Americans, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, with numbers on the rise in recent years. This is due in part to a dramatic increase in the amount of airborne pollen, a possible byproduct of climate change. Environmental …

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Ease Repetitive Strain Injuries

Targeted Exercises Lower Risk of Injury by Marlaina Donato Weekend athletes, office workers and hobbyists greatly benefit from a balanced array of regular exercises as a preventive measure against injury. In our technological age, repetitive strain injury (RSI) is all too common, and anyone using a computer daily can be …

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Moving Through Menopause: Exercising Reduces Symptoms

by Marlaina Donato Transitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, and health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits …

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Fitness in 10 Minutes: A Full-Body Workout for Busy People

by Locke Hughes When life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, total-body fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another. This is the basis …

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10,000 Steps and Counting: Keep Moving to Stay Fit

by Kathleen Barnes We have become a nation of couch potatoes. The average American takes only 5,900 steps a day, somewhat better than the sedentary Brits that average less than 4,000. The notion that overall we need to take 10,000 steps a day to be physically fit started with manpo-kei, …

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Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track by Marlaina Donato Renowned yogi and international teacher Rodney Yee, of New York City, has maintained an inspired yoga practice for 37 years while juggling career obligations, fame and family life. While the benefits of yoga are increasingly well known—from stress reduction and pain …

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Fit For Life: How to Stay Healthy, Flexible and Strong

by Aimee Hughes “When thinking about the best forms of exercise as we enter midlife and beyond, we should first clarify some myths and preconceptions,” says Michael Spitzer, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, fitness expert and author of Fitness at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond. “In our society, there’s a …

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Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins by Deanna Minich Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking …

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New Ways to Court Fitness

New Ways to Court Fitness

Racquets and Paddles Get a Sporting Makeover by Randy Kambic Two fun ways to use tennis courts for fitness are showing big increases in popularity. Meet the New “Pickleball” You may not have heard of it yet, but pickleball is a mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis, and it’s …

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