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Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

While heart failure patients used to be told to prioritize rest, now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

By Lara DeSanto
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Workout Motivation: You’ll Boost Your IQ, Too

Exercise is good for your body—it’s a no-brainer, right? And speaking of brains, yours reaps the benefits of that workout too, new research confirms.

By Lara DeSanto
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Staying Fit During Chemo: A New Reason to Get Active With Cancer

Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.

By Lara DeSanto
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How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.

By Lara DeSanto
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Want to Try HIIT Workouts? Read This First

HIIT workouts are tempting due to their reputation for being a quick way to see big gains — but before you start, it’s important to understand injury risk.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Exercise Equipment and Workouts You Need to Do to Prevent Falls

As we age, posture, flexibility, and balance are critical to avoiding falls that can lead to fractures. Safely using exercise equipment such as an exercise ball, foam roller, and a yoga strap can help to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

By Nancy Monson
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Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker, or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.
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Exercise Before Heart Attack Boosts Survival

Study suggests that a regular exercise habit before a heart attack improves survival and prognosis.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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The Dark Side of Extreme Exercise: Rhabdomyolysis

It’s no surprise that professional sports players are expected to endure brutal workouts in order to prepare for real play time. You’ve likely also heard of the teen and college sports players’ strenuous workouts in extreme weather conditions (heat). ...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Which Exercises Will Help Me Live Longer?

What motivates you to exercise? A lot depends on your goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.