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Get the body you want without paying the price
Get the body you want without paying the price
Q: What are some cheap ways to stay in shape and get my body toned?
A: Sounds like you're balking at pricey gym memberships. True, some clubs charge well over $100 a month, making them affordable to only the wealthiest gym rats. But the average health club membership in the United States is just $35 a month, according to Brooke Correia, a spokesperson for the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, based in Boston. A little more than a dollar a day isn't so bad if you view that money as an investment in your health — exercise can help stave off heart disease, diabetes and other costly ills. But membership fees are money down the drain if you don't use the club regularly.Full story


Editorial
Hurdling The Hesitation Habit By Tom Venuto - Have you ever read an article or a book about a new training program or a nutritional technique that sounded fantastic, and you had a good feeling that it would work, but you didn't immediately go do it? If you were able to put the idea into practice immediately, but instead you hesitated, then the odds are good that you probably put it off indefinitely and still haven't acted on that idea to this day. Studies of successful men and women have shown that there is a direct correlation between how fast you take action on a new idea or opportunity when you first hear it and how likely it is that you will ever take action on that idea at all. Continued

Article of the Month
"The Exercise Enhancement Principle:" How To Transform Your Entire Life Through Exercise By David Grisaffi - Weight loss is number one on most people's lists! You have to do some form of exercise to lose body fat. It’s a no brainer. Reduce your calorie intake a little bit in combination with the exercise, and POOF! Say goodbye to body fat. Fitness is number two on most people’s list. Jim mentioned how he was having serious trouble breathing and he knew he had to do something about it. For some people the moment of realization happens when they have to climb several flights of stairs for the first time in months or years, and they find themselves gasping for air when they finally make it to the top. Continued
 Heart Health
Food For A Healthy Heart - How to eat your way to cardiovascular wellness
Heart Rhythm- Fish in diet may help maintain heart rhythm
Getting Off The Couch - It's never too late to start exercising
Heart Healthy Living - Chefs' secrets for healthier cooking
Beginner's Fitness - Fitness 101: the absolute beginner's guide to exercise
Walking For A Healthy Heart - Walking: a step in the right direction
Hearts Are Pounding - Miller Elementary School uses Polar products to bring fitness technology to their students

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 Health & Fitness News Headlines  Featured health and fitness articles
Who’s Older, You or Your Body? Tests Suggest Answers
New York trans fat ban: Life-saver or Orwellian?
2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation: U.N. report
Weight loss coach says make dieting fun
Health coverage costs to rise 6 pct in 2007
Exercise curbs precancerous changes in the colon
Serving size a pitfall for label-readers
Gym students sweat for an average 16 minutes
Millions use alternative medicine to get to sleep
Hospital costs driven by heart, pregnancy
Excess weight reduces men's fertility
Food and Supplements—What's the Difference? - In the wake of all the doping scandals in sports, it's become clear to me that most people have no idea what sports doping actually is. For that matter, it seems that what we eat and the supplements we take have been completely separated in the minds of many when, in fact, they all affect our body very similarly. So let's go over some of the very basic differences between food, drugs, and supplements. I think many of you will be surprised at the relationship food has with the others. Continued...

7 Tips for Trimmer Tots - Even newborns are fatter these days. The number of overweight babies jumped 74 percent over a 22-year period, according to a recent study by Harvard Medical School researchers. And since there's a strong correlation between being overweight early in life and being obese later, this is not good news. Not for expectant mothers, new moms and dads, or the children coming into this world. Not unless you know what to do to increase a child's chances of growing up healthy. Read on to find out. Continued...
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