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10,000 Steps and Counting

Keep Moving to Stay Fit
Walking 10,000 steps a day began as a pedometer marketing ploy, but it’s become a goal worth striving for because of the way it beats back diseases like diabetes and breast cancer.

10 Ways to Feed a Walking Habit

Keep the Health Benefits Coming
Turn your standard walk into a mini-vacation from a hectic day with these top tips to make you coming back for more.

Body Ease

Fluid, Flexible Movement Can Be Ours
Unconscious physical patterns can throw our bodies out of whack and stiffen us up, but three approaches – Alexander, Feldenkrais and Trager – offer options for easier movement.

Breathe Easier

Try These Tips for Better Workouts
Acknowledged experts offer advice on how to get the most out of every breath taken for yoga, cardio routines and strength training.

Breath-Taking Wisdom

Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress
Breathing with intention works to reduce stress, diminish pain and clear out mental cobwebs.
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Archive »Beginning Fitness Briefs

Cycling Rx

Doctors Order Up a Bike for Patients

Daily Exercise Adds Five Years to Life

Get Moving to Reduce Risk of Early Death

Daily Self-Care

Every Body Walk Campaign Aims for Healthier Americans

Functional Training Protects Against Falls

Integrate These Exercises to Reduce Your Risk

Most Walkable Cities

Find Out if Your Town Made the List

National Start! Walking Day

Take the First Steps Toward Fitness