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Fitness is an important component of overall health. Staying in shape lets your body's systems accomplish their jobs more efficiently, and you'll look and feel better, too. Find information about diets, exercise and weight management.
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Are you diet smart?

When it comes to diet and fitness, how much do you know? Test your knowledge! (Adapted from YOU: The Owner's Manual, by Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen)

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  • 10 Fitness Facts Women Should Know

    10 Fitness Facts Women Should Know

    Need some motivation to get fit? Our fitness facts just for women provide information on the benefits of exercise and tips for adding fitness to your lifestyle. See more »

  • Electrolytes 101

    Electrolytes 101

    Athletes know that the body loses salt through sweat. It's important for the salt to be replaced to minimize things like muscle cramps that are associated with salt imbalance. That's where electrolytes come into play. See more »

  • Nike + iPod Exercise

    Nike + iPod Exercise

    The Nike + iPod combines a portable music player with a pedometer -- two devices that runners have used for years. Find out how the Nike + iPod is considerably more advanced than an ordinary pedometer. See more »

  • The Ultimate Calorie Burning Quiz

    The Ultimate Calorie Burning Quiz

    So you've fallen off the diet wagon. Don't worry, it can happen to anyone. Want to find out how much exercise you'll have to do to make up for your caloric splurges? Take this quiz to find out. See more »

  • What are electrolytes?

    What are electrolytes?

    Electrolytes are important for athletes and play a large part in many medical treatments. Just what are electrolytes anyway? See more »

  • What causes the muscle cramps in my legs?

    What causes the muscle cramps in my legs?

    Leg cramps can stop you dead in your tracks, anytime day or night. What causes your muscles to spasm like that, and what can you do about the pain? See more »

  • 10 Suggestions for the Treatment of Shin Splints

    10 Suggestions for the Treatment of Shin Splints

    Shooting pain starting in the front of your ankle and continuing up almost to your knee cap could be shin splints. When you touch the area on either side of your shin bone, it may feel sore and tender. See more »

  • 12 Sports and Recreational Activities and the Calories They Burn

    12 Sports and Recreational Activities and the Calories They Burn

    Some activities burn more calories than others, so knowing which activities burn the most calories in the shortest time can be helpful to those with busy schedules. Read our list to learn which activities burn the most calories. See more »

  • 20 Everyday Activities and the Calories They Burn

    20 Everyday Activities and the Calories They Burn

    You don't always have to go to the gym to burn calories because the activities you do every day can help with weight loss. Read our list of 20 activities and the calories they burn. See more »

  • 5 Steps to Heart Health Through Exercise

    5 Steps to Heart Health Through Exercise

    For cardiac health, exercise is one of the cheapest and most effective heart disease prevention and treatment methods available. See how to set up a plan that'll work for your lifestyle. See more »

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