Exercise

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How to Avoid Injuries While Exercising

Whether you’re a beginner or a long-time fitness enthusiast, the key to avoiding injuries is being mindful of injury-prevention basics.

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Cardio is Great, But Don’t Forget Strength Training

Regular physical activity has many health benefits. But it’s not just about aerobic exercise. Strength-training is important too.

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The Best Dementia Prevention? A Workout for Your Brain

Just 30 minutes of exercise five times a week helps lower the risk of dementia. The trick is knowing which kind of exercise will provide the most benefits.

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Alcohol After Exercise: Not a Good Mix

A cold beer may sound enticing after sweating through a workout or race event. But alcoholic beverages are not a healthy post-exercise drink.

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Smart Watches Hold Promise to Detect Disease and Improve Health

Wearable technology is advancing quickly with great promise for improving health. What does the future hold?

Male soccer player suffering from knee injury on field

How Much Running, Training and Conditioning Is Right For Kids?

Many youth sports injuries, particularly overuse injuries, happen not on the field of play, but because of poor training and conditioning. A key to avoiding injuries is good training.

Smiling adult couple walking their dog on a pathway between grown trees on a sunny summer day

Is Walking Good Enough Exercise?

High-intensity workouts aren’t your thing. Walking is more your speed. But is walking good enough exercise? The short answer is yes.

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Safe Exercise During Pregnancy, from Yoga to Marathon Training

In most healthy pregnancies, regular exercise can provide important health benefits. Even intense exercise training is possible if you follow some basic safety guidelines.

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