Health and Fitness 2012

15 Stories • Available November 2012
Balance Training

Balance Training

This summer, at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, thousands of fitness experts and authorities converged to explore and assess the newest trends in fitness classes and methods. Accord

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Rowing Workouts

Rowing Workouts

Cardiovascular exercise builds endurance, strengthens muscles and can help you lose weight, and rowing is one of the most effective cardiovascular exercises. In addition to the aerobic workout, a r

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Flexitarian Lifestyle

Flexitarian Lifestyle

One of the new buzzwords in nutrition is "flexitarian." According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, author of "The Flexitarian Diet," "the term means a 'flexible vegetarian,' which refers to a vegetarian wh

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Don't Sit!

Don't Sit!

We've all been there before. After sitting at your desk for five hours straight, your vision starts to get blurry, your fingers are covered in potato chip grease, and your thoughts are getting dera

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Cleanses

Cleanses

In today's environment, there are many toxins and contaminants that we are exposed to every day. Eventually, these poisons add up and create various problems that can make you feel run down, ill or

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Our Furry Friends

Our Furry Friends

Hearing the pitter-patter of furry little feet, the melodic notes of a birdcall or the gurgling sounds of a fish tank filter should do more than simply stir visions of pet treats and fun. There are

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Children And Weights

Children And Weights

It can be a weighty decision for parents. Should their children be allowed to work out with weights? If so, at what age? What are the pros and cons? The place to begin any discussion is to learn a

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Myths Blasted

Myths Blasted

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Gravity

Gravity

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Food-borne Disease

Food-borne Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 1,000 food-borne disease outbreaks occurred in 2008, the latest year information is available. This led to more than

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Menu Aerobics

Menu Aerobics

Dining out has become our national pastime. So has porking up. Is there a link between them? You bet your Krispy Kremes. We're a fast-food nation of overeating eater-outers, and if you want to trim

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Healthy And Fitness Facts 1

Healthy And Fitness Facts 1

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Healthy And Fitness Facts 2

Healthy And Fitness Facts 2

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Healthy And Fitness Facts 2

Healthy And Fitness Facts 2

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For Whom The Kettlebell Tolls

For Whom The Kettlebell Tolls

Fitness enthusiasts are getting a grip -- on kettlebells. If you haven't seen a kettlebell, imagine a small cannonball with an arched handle on top. It's quite different from the sideways-I-shaped

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Hydration Is Health

Hydration Is Health

Water is essential to nearly every function of the human body. It regulates our temperature; cushions and protects vital organs; aids in digestion; and acts within each cell to transport nutrients

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Quick Results

Quick Results

When Erin Buckingham wanted to tone and sculpt her arms, she chose The Hundred Pushups program, which, she says, "seemed like a great way to challenge" herself "and get results." She completed the

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Food Fight

Food Fight

With the recent news that nitrates have been linked to causing cancer (goodbye, cured meats and hot dogs!), you might wonder whether anything is safe to eat anymore. Fortunately, the answer is a re

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