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  • Aerobic exercise boosts fat-burning ability

    Aerobic exercise boosts fat-burning ability
    Any exercise you do requires two things: muscle contraction and energy. You train your muscles with exercise, of course, but did you know you also train the mechanisms that provide the energy? All cellular activity is fueled by adenosine triphosphate, or...
  • Play may be the best brain workout

    Play may be the best brain workout
    The link between learning and exercise is now well established. As kids return to the classroom this fall, and as more parents discover that school recess and P.E. have been cut back or eliminated entirely, families are making exercise an after-school...
  • Avoid the Dangers of Dehydration

    Avoid the Dangers of Dehydration
    When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa, M.D., made the call. Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable...
  • Testing could save athletes young and old

    Testing could save athletes young and old
    It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
  • Avoid These Weight-Loss Pitfalls

    Avoid These Weight-Loss Pitfalls
    Quite a buzz was generated this spring by a Harvard study showing that losing weight via exercise is more difficult than previously thought. One of the pitfalls was an insufficient amount of exercise. The study, published in the Journal of the American...
  • Practice really does make perfect

    Practice really does make perfect
    Improving performance and reducing the risk of injury during exercise is not just a matter of building your strength or endurance. Efficient movement also plays a role, and that comes only with repetition. In that sense, practice does make perfect. When...
  • Experience the After-Burn

    Experience the After-Burn
    Many fitness programs promote the idea that you lose weight simply because you burn a certain number of calories while you're exercising. But you also continue to burn calories after you exercise. We call this phenomenon exercise after-burn. For the Tour...
  • A personal trainer can be a good investment

    A personal trainer can be a good investment
    There are certain places you might expect to see a recommendation to hire a personal trainer — say, in a muscle-magazine ad or on late-night TV. But one of those places is probably not a publication by one of our nation's most venerated medical...
  • The benefits of a high-performance heart

    The benefits of a high-performance heart
    Flat abs and bulging biceps are improvements brought on by exercise. Less visible but more significant are the structural improvements aerobic exercise make to your heart—improvements that can take you from feeling like a junker car to purring...
  • Track Your Training Intensity

    Track Your Training Intensity
    Many exercise physiologists believe that the intensity of an activity is more important than how long you exercise or how many times you repeat an exercise. But gauging exercise intensity can be difficult—what's low intensity to one person can seem...
  • Broaden Your Horizons by Lifting Weights

    Broaden Your Horizons by Lifting Weights
    Weight lifting is an effective—if often overlooked—exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout. The ideal weight YOU, in...