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Fitness Information

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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USDA Exercise Guidelines

Though the USDA Dietary Guidelines focus on food items, it also stresses daily exercise. The government has put physical activity on par with nutrition for achieving a healthy lifestyle. Learn about the USDA exercise guidelines.


Worrying Has Some Benefits After All, Research Shows

Worrying can be detrimental to a person's health, but — in the right amounts — it can also promote well-being. See more »

Climb Stairs Instead of Guzzling Caffeine for an Energy Boost

Take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the office, and you might not need that morning cup of joe for energy. (You'll probably still want it, though.) See more »

5 Tips to Finally Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Don't quit! You can accomplish your workout resolutions by taking some simple steps psychologists recommend. See more »

Bigger Muscles Don't Mean Stronger Muscles, Ya Meatheads

It seems intuitive: Getting ripped at the gym increases your strength, right? Some researchers are challenging the link between muscle size and muscle strength. See more »

Working Out Mad Can Cause Some Serious Heart Problems

Being upset isn't good for heart health. But being upset and working out like a fiend can triple your risk of heart attack. See more »

5 Ways You Could Be Burning Calories Over the Holidays

You could be in for a surprise to learn about these five ways to burn calories and maintain your diet while preparing for the holidays! See more »

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 »

9 Fit Tricks for Lazy Chicks

Just because your lazy, or simply not in the mood to "workout" doesn't mean you can't burn calories and even lose weight... the lazy chick way. See more »

Forget about diet pills and green your fat burning routine with herbs and spices instead. Learn more about firing up your metabolism. See more »

It's Sunday morning and you're out for a delightful brunch. You know that mile high stack of chocolate chip pancakes blanketed with maple syrup is outside of your diet, but you're just not quite sure how much. See more »