The American Council on Exercise

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Guy Doing Easy Outdoor Exercise

A complete fitness program must include aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercise.


Designing a Safe and Effective Exercise Program.


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Catching some air on a mountain bike

Tired of paved roads? Want to go where there aren't any speed limits? If you answered yes, then your vehicle of choice could very well be a mountain bike.


Bike + Mountains = Excitement And Challenge


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Pilates Instructor and Client

The word has been tossed around quite a bit lately. Pilates (pronounced Pi-lah-teez), used primarily by dancers for deep body conditioning and injury rehabilitation.


What's all the Fuss Over Pilates?


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Man Running on a Treadmill

Data from the National Sporting Goods Association indicates that treadmills have been the number-one-ranked home aerobic equipment for the past three years.


What You Need To Know Before Buying A Treadmill...


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Exercise Bike Boredom

Are you finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning for your daily walk -- and are you making up excuses to skip the gym on the way home?


10 Tips For Staying Motivated With Your Workout...


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The popularity of walking as a fitness activity is growing by leaps and bounds. Low risk and easy to start, walking has proved its health benefits in numerous studies.


A Walk A Day...


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Endless Plateau

It's kind of like running into a wall - that feeling you get when, after a few months on a weight-loss program, you suddenly stop seeing results. This is called hitting a plateau and it is not uncommon.


Weight Loss Plateau Woes


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Running Shoes on Athlete at Starting Block Consumers are faced with so many options that the task of choosing a pair of athletic shoes has become increasingly complicated and confusing, not to mention expensive.

What You Need To Know About Athletic Shoes


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