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Serious About Exercise? Get a Heart Monitor

Harvard Heart Letter, Volume 24, December 2013 Serious about exercise?  Get a heart monitor. Maximize your workout by keeping your heart rate “in the zone.”  Most people with heart disease need encouragement to get just the mimimum amount of exercise … Continue reading

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Worried about chemicals in plastic?

Cleveland Clinic Editor Just because a plastic container is labeled “microwave-safe” doesn’t mean it won’t leach chemicals into your food. Rather, it means that the container won’t melt when heated. Whether or not it’s safe to heat your food in … Continue reading

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Risks and Rewards of CrossFit

By Michael Esco, PhD, HFS, CSCS*D WebMD Expert Review Preparing the body “not only for the known, but also the unknown” is the mantra for CrossFit, one of the fastest growing strength and conditioning programs today. It is not a … Continue reading

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Facing Stressful Situations

Cleveland Clinic Staff Traffic jams, a demanding boss, arguments with your spouse: Stressful situations happen in life. There’s nothing you can do about most of that. But you can control how you react. During tense situations, do you spiral into … Continue reading

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The Truth About Stretching

Does it help or hurt? Should you do it before or after a workout? Experts sort through the many mixed messages. By Sonya Collins WebMD Feature Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD     The benefits of a regular exercise … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Start Exercising

By Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors  Published 7/13/2011   Walking, strength training, running, swimming, biking, yoga, tai chi — the possibilities for exercise are endless. The good news is that it doesn’t matter which one you choose — it just matters … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Workouts: 3 Things to Know

By Lynne Anderson WebMD Feature Kettlebell workouts are a way to build muscle strength and endurance. What makes a kettlebell workout different from other weights workouts?  For starters, you work with only one kettlebell at a time. Hoisting the heavy … Continue reading

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5 Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workouts

By Annabelle Robertson WebMD Feature Short on time? These fast, power-packed routines are for you. You’ve probably used one at the gym and may even have one sitting in your spare bedroom. The treadmill is the top-selling piece of fitness … Continue reading

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Maximize Your Lunchtime Walk

Lunchtime can be a great time to get in a walking workout. Here are tips to make the most of 30 minutes of walking. In 30 minutes you can cover between 1.5 to 2 miles or two to four kilometers. … Continue reading

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Getting Fit Without Getting Hurt

Commence an exercise program gradually to avoid overuse injuries Allen Passerallo, ATC, Athletic Trainer, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health With the weather warming, the urge to exercise outdoors becomes more enticing.  Embracing this motivation to get more physical activity is encouraged; … Continue reading

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