• Treadmills

    Is a treadmill a good choice for getting in shape? Treadmills aren’t the most exciting way to get fit, but they can certainly do the job — well enough, in fact, to be the most popular exercise machines in America. Whether you decide to walk, jog, or run, you can get a great cardiovascular and

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  • How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

    How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

    Concerned parents may be overlooking the spooky night’s real dangers like traffic, fire hazards and falls.

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  • Exercise and Asthma

    Do you wheeze during a workout? Do you cough after a morning jog? If so, don’t despair. You could be Olympic material. Many athletes at all levels, including about 20 percent of U.S. Olympic athletes, have asthma. Even though exercise can trigger an attack, people with asthma don’t have to stay on the sidelines. With

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  • Job Stress

    Job Stress

    Helen Burnett* starts each workday with 15 minutes of prayer and meditation. In her line of work, every moment of relaxation helps. As a nurse in a Midwestern psychiatric hospital, Burnett faces all of the typical hassles that can make the modern workplace so maddening: office politics, tedious paperwork, long hours, and a pace that

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  • Iyengar Yoga

    Yoga is a movement technique — a series of poses (called asanas) that emphasize stretching, attentive breathing, and relaxation. The poses are part of a spiritual discipline and belief system from India. The exercises promote physical and mental well-being; some improve flexibility and strength as well. What is Iyengar yoga? Iyengar yoga, developed by yoga

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  • Cardio Kickboxing

    Cardio Kickboxing

    What is cardio kickboxing? All the rage at fitness centers around the country, this workout borrows moves from the Thai sport of kickboxing to make participants work up a sweat. A typical hour-long class will take place in the center’s aerobics studio. With everyone facing the mirror, a teacher leads the group through specific punches

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  • Depression and Exercise

    Can exercise really fight depression? A gym membership and a new pair of walking shoes aren’t magic bullets against depression, but there’s no doubt that your mood is closely tied to your exercise habits. Many studies have found that people who exercise regularly tend to be less anxious and depressed than people who rarely work

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  • Climbing Gyms

    Climbing Gyms

    Not surprisingly, people living in Boulder, Colorado, have access to some pretty decent rocks. Climbers come from all around to scale the famous Flatirons and other stretches of sandstone or granite in this part of the Rockies. But the mountains aren’t the only game in town. In recent years, many serious — and not so

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  • Cardio Kickboxing

    What is cardio kickboxing? All the rage at fitness centers around the country, this workout borrows moves from the Thai sport of kickboxing to make participants work up a sweat. A typical hour-long class will take place in the center’s aerobics studio. With everyone facing the mirror, a teacher leads the group through specific punches

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  • Exercise and Fatigue

    Exercise and Fatigue

    How can I make myself exercise when I’m so tired all the time? Start out slowly. If you haven’t been active in awhile, see your doctor before starting an exercise program. Then try just walking for a few minutes each day. In the beginning you may find that you’re tired after a workout or that

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