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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.

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Take a Morning Walk, Lower Your Blood Pressure

New research shows that walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes each morning can help reduce blood pressure all day in adults who are overweight.

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Staying Active After a Foot or Ankle Injury

If you've suffered a foot or ankle injury, you don’t want to hurt yourself even more. Here's how you can stay active and recover safely.

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Should I Exercise When I'm Sick?

Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?

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How to Safely Lift Weights After 50

Don’t let weight training work against you if you're over 50. Here are 5 ways to get stronger while saving your spine from injury.

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Over-Exercising Can Hurt Your Gut

Exercising too intensely can result in health problems, including gastro-intestinal issues.

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Why Sitting Too Much Is Not Good for You

The average adult sits for nearly eight hours a day. Here’s why that’s harmful to your health, and what you can do about it.

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4 Simple Ways to Avoid Overuse Injuries

Tendinitis and stress fractures are common among people who do the same exercise repeatedly or often. Here’s how you can help prevent them.

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Music in Exercise Classes Can Be Hazardous to Your Hearing

Are you one of those people who likes to catch a spin class at the gym a couple of times a week? Do you pick a location right in front of the speakers so you can use the music as inspiration for your workout? And as you crank up the stationary bicycl...