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Brisk walk may be as good as a run, study finds
Walking really is just as good for you as running – but only if you compare it in terms of calories burned and not merely on time spent, researchers reported on Thursday.

Smart jocks: Fit kids do better at math, reading

Forget the old high school clichés about athletes not doing as well academically as less sporty kids -- a new study shows that children who exercise more do better in math, reading tests.Forget the old high school clichés about athletes not doing as well academically as less sporty kids -- a new study shows that children who exercise more do better in math, reading tests.


Seeing green might make your workout better
The positive effects of green exercise may have more to do with the color green than with being surrounded by nature, according to a new study.

No time to exercise? Try 10-minute workouts

The procrastinators, the super-busy, and the easily bored in pursuit of a manageable fitness routine may find what they seek in the 10-minute workout.The procrastinators, the super-busy, and the easily bored in pursuit of a manageable fitness routine may find what they seek in the 10-minute workout.


Stressed? Exercise may help ward off anxiety

Exercise not only improves mood, it may help people maintain reduced anxiety in the face of stressful or emotional events, a new study says.Exercise not only improves mood, it may help people maintain reduced anxiety in the face of stressful or emotional events, a new study says.


The do's and don'ts of running for fitness

Athletes run in front of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster during the men's marathon on Aug. 12 at the London Olympic Games. Are modern men and women born to run? When it comes to care and training of the modern distance runner, expert opinions are mixed


Not so fun: Docs warn of rise in Zumba injuries

Zumba may be a great way to Zumba may be a great way to "party yourself into shape," but according to a number of doctors, the wildly popular dance-fitness program may also be a good way to party yourself into pain.


Get six-pack abs like the guys in 'Magic Mike'

They're toned, they're taut and they're both an inspiration and a nightmare for the average man. But guys, you, too, can achieve sculpted abs like the stars of They're toned, they're taut and they're both an inspiration and a nightmare for the average man. But guys, you, too, can achieve sculpted abs like the stars of "Magic Mike."


When working out is too much of a good thing
Constantly thinking about the next workout? Upset about missing a exercise class? Fitness experts say more is not always better and overworking a workout can sap strength and invite injury.

Need workout motivation? Try a virtual partner
Don't sweat finding a gym buddy — new research shows that even a virtual exercise partner might boost your motivation to exercise.

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