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Fitness & Sports Health

An hour of running could add 7 hours to your life

As a marathoner, recent news about the health benefits of running grabbed my attention: for every hour you pound the pavement, you add an extra seven hours to your life, according to new research. Running has been widely studied for its impact on health, but the new findings dig deeper into how the activity may …

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Exercise guidelines for cancer patients and survivors

It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise has several health benefits regardless of age, shape, size, ethnicity or co-morbidities. According to the US Health and Human Services, about $117 billion in annual healthcare costs and about 10% of premature mortality are associated with inadequate physical activity. But did you know exercise can actually help you …

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Why exercising outdoors may have greater health benefits than an indoor workout

It’s finally springtime, and that means temperatures are warming up and nature is in bloom. It also means that now is the perfect time to get out of that stuffy gym and change up your exercise routine. Here are a few reasons why you should get outside and get moving and how to do it. Reasons …

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Pregnancy Fitness

Pregnancy fitness: Workouts for expecting moms

Pregnancy is supposed to be a time for joy, anticipation and new experiences. But for many moms, it also comes with a lot of anxiety and questions. With all the blogs, articles and social media confusion, moms are forever wondering if they are doing the right thing. How much exercise is too much, what’s safe …

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10 things to know before you run your first marathon

Is running a marathon on your bucket list? Do you feel like challenging yourself? Or do you just love to run and you think it sounds fun? Either way, running your first marathon can be a little intimidating. I have put together some training tips, must have gear, and tips on how to stay fueled …

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Feeling weightless in water: 3 benefits of water exercise

Have you thought of swimming or exercising in water? In the brutal summer heat, water exercise can be a great alternative to stay fit without taking a toll on your joints. Rick Schultz, MD, an orthopedist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock, treats a number of patients with …

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