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America’s Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

America’s Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Arlington, Va. is the “most fit city in America.” So says the American College of Sports Medicine. Among the nation’s 100 largest cities, Arlington had the lowest smoking rate and highest reports of very good or excellent health, the sports medicine group said. […]

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Exercising in the Great Outdoors

Exercising in the Great Outdoors

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Outdoor exercise can be invigorating and a great morale booster. But always take a few simple steps to stay safe, no matter the season. For starters, dress for the weather. Whether it’s cold or hot, that usually involves layering […]

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Heat Cramps

Heat Cramps

Heat cramps definition and facts Heat cramps are intermittent, involuntary spasms of larger muscles that occur in an individual who is physically active in hot weather. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are collectively known as heat-related illness. Heat cramps are the least serious of the three, but still may be very painful and […]

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Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, […]

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Home Gym: The Benefits of a Cross-Country Ski Machine

Home Gym: The Benefits of a Cross-Country Ski Machine

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to both fun and efficiency, cross-country skiing is an exhilarating, high-calorie burner. It’s a lot less expensive than downhill skiing — all you need are the skis and a flat, snowy trail. But you can get […]

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Health Tip: Choosing the Appropriate Gym

Health Tip: Choosing the Appropriate Gym

(HealthDay News) –If you are considering joining a gym, it is important to determine what you are looking for before you sign a contract. Latest Exercise & Fitness News The U.S. Federal Trade Commission suggests: Planning a visit at a time you would normally be using the gym to see how crowded it is. Evaluating […]

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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Waiting until you’re thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds. “Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment,” said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and […]

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Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream for Exercise Buffs

Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream for Exercise Buffs

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rock climbing is no longer just for extreme sports athletes and thrill-seeking daredevils. With hundreds of indoor climbing facilities across the United States — plus climbing walls in local athletic clubs, sporting goods stores and even cruise ships — […]

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Cycle Smartly

Cycle Smartly

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bicycling outdoors can feel more like fun than the high-quality aerobic activity it is. And while you may be tempted to dust off your old two-wheeler, you might want to consider a new one. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Innovations include step-through bikes with a low, or no, […]

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Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration

Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration

Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say. “Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration, and subsequently may […]