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Dieting is a multibillion dollar industry in the United States, but it doesn't work for most people. The story tends to stay the same -- lose 20 pounds, gain back 30. But there are healthy, effective ways to lose weight. Find out why most diets fail and what you can do to make yours work.

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Leg Exercises

Check out our program for getting your legs into shape, from calves to buttocks. Use our step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations to help you learn to do these exercises safely and effectively.

Body Mass Index

The number on the scale alone can't tell you whether you're at a healthy weight. Because height is also a factor, scientists came up with a mathematical formula called Body Mass Index (BMI). Learn how to calculate your BMI.

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