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Exercise is a key component to having a long and healthy life. Look at how your body responds to exercise and learn about specific exercises for different areas of the body.
Back Strengthening Exercises

Featured Article: Back Strengthening Exercises

Back strengthening exercises define back muscles and help prevent back injury. Develop a stronger back with these exercise instructions and photos. See more

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  • 10 Weird Workouts

    10 Weird Workouts

    Tired of running and getting nowhere? Join the club -- endless rounds on the treadmill aren't for every gym rat. But if you know where to look, you just might find the very special workout you've been hoping for. See more »

  • How Exercise Works

    How Exercise Works

    When you exercise, you're using your muscles to create motion. The body has an incredibly complex set of processes to meet the demands of working muscles. Find out how your body responds to exercise. See more »

  • Pilates 101

    Pilates 101

    Pilates, an exercise system originally developed to rehabilitate German internees in World War I England, has entered into the mainstream. Learn how Pilates builds muscle strength without adding bulk. See more »

  • Why is 90 minutes of exercise per week the ideal amount?

    Why is 90 minutes of exercise per week the ideal amount?

    We all know exercise is good for us, but how much do we need in order to achieve maximum heart benefits? What makes 90 minutes of exercise per week the magic number? See more »

  • 22 Leg Exercises for Women

    22 Leg Exercises for Women

    From hamstrings to quadriceps, well-developed leg muscles are important for total body fitness. Learn how to do 22 different leg exercises safely with these instructions. See more »

  • 6 Ways to Have a Better (and More Calorie-Burning) Workout

    6 Ways to Have a Better (and More Calorie-Burning) Workout

    Try out these workout tips to change up your workout routine and get your body into better shape faster! See more »

  • Ab Exercises

    Ab Exercises

    Even if you're not trying for six-pack abs, everyone wants a nice-looking waistline. Get yours in shape with the exercises in this article. See more »

  • Arm, Chest, and Shoulder Exercises

    Arm, Chest, and Shoulder Exercises

    Arm, chest, and shoulder exercises can strengthen the upper body while easing back pain. Learn several ways to tone those regions in men and women alike. See more »

  • Back Strengthening Exercises

    Back Strengthening Exercises

    Back strengthening exercises define back muscles and help prevent back injury. Develop a stronger back with these exercise instructions and photos. See more »

  • Benefits of Walking

    Benefits of Walking

    The health benefits of walking include a reduced risk of disease, improved sleep, increased energy, and more. It also helps strengthen muscles and bones, which lowers the risk of osteoporosis. See more »

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