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  1. 10 Good Reasons to Try Yoga

    Regardless of which type you choose, yoga is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind and relax your spirit.

  2. 10 Reasons to Keep Fit as You Age

    "Physical activity has been engineered out of our daily lives," laments an expert on preventing disease. "We used to rake leaves by hand and walk to the market. Now we have leaf blowers and take the car everywhere." So here is a list of 10 reasons why you should make physical activity a part of your everyday life.

  3. 7 Steps to Happiness at Your Health Club

    Before joining a health club, shop around. Choose two or three that you want to investigate, then take these seven steps before you sign up.

  4. A Good Walk Can Make You Young

    Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises someone can do.

  5. A Guide to Jogging Strollers

    Jogging strollers come in a variety of shapes and sizes to match almost anyone's needs, including parents with twins or children with physical disabilities.

  6. A Heads-Up for Football Safety

    Coaches should tell players not to tackle or block with their heads or run head-down with the ball.

  7. A Positive Step Toward Fitness

    The way you think about exercise can be the crucial factor in sticking with your fitness program.

  8. A Rational Diet for Bodybuilders

    Many of today's generation of musclemen are told by nutritionists and bodybuilding experts that well-balanced meals will offer enough protein for all but the most intense exercisers.

  9. A Real 8-Minute Fitness Routine

    Eight minutes in the morning -- that's all it takes to help launch you toward a fitter, trimmer lifestyle.

  10. Age Doesn't Matter for Yoga

    More than ever before, Americans older than 65 are turning to yoga for exercise. What is yoga, and why is it so popular? Yoga is a series of stretches and poses done with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. And since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of age or fitness level.

  11. Arthritis and Exercise: Q and A

    Doctors and physical therapists say people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without damaging their joints.

  12. Asthma: Exercising Indoors

    When the weather turns cold, it's a good idea to move your workout indoors.

  13. Asthma: Out of Breath at a Meal

    Try to breathe evenly while chewing. If you begin feeling short of breath, take a break between bites.

  14. Athletic Shoes: Lace Them to Fit

    Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.

  15. Avoid Injury When You Exercise

    Staying active—getting regular exercise—is one of the best ways to minimize the effects of aging. Exercise helps prevent chronic illness and loss of function in older adults.

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