Diet and Fitness

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Practiced for centuries in China, tai chi has evolved into a system of about 100 movements to circulate chi, the body's internal energy. Learn how you can incorporate tai chi in your fitness routine.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Swimming is a great way to have fun and get exercise, but be sure to practice water safety whenever you're near a pool. You and your family can have fun and still be safe around water by following the guidelines from Dr. G.

By Jan Garavaglia, M.D.

Find out what constitutes an optimal diet as nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D. answers common questions about healthy nutrition.

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Find out why so many Americans are obese as Michael Cala interviews nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D., and learn what people can do to reverse the obesity trend.

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Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israeli Defense Forces, and it's becoming a popular option for women who want to increase muscle definition and mind/body coordination. Learn about using Krav Maga for fitness.

You have to do housework, right? So why not get your body in shape at the same time? Try doing these exercises while you're cleaning the house.

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Comfort foods are an effective stress remedy, but can you enjoy them without feeling guilty afterward? Learn about portion control and 'good' fats so you can eat comfort foods without sacrificing your waistline.

By Annette Kornblum

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Whether you're trying to lose weight or just hoping to get more fit, everyone has questions about the healthiest methods and routines. Find the answers to common questions about diet and fitness.

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The average person only performs about ten exercises and eats about ten foods, so it stands to reason that people are bored at the gym and the dinner table. Learn how to spice up your diet and exercise routines to improve your health.

By Paul Chek

Far too often, exercise falls by the wayside in the daily juggle of family, home and career, and people opt to sit on the couch instead of go to the gym. Learn how to get inspired to get fit and how to ensure that you follow through.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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How many times have you tried to lose weight, only to gain it back again? What you need is to pick a plan that is right for you. Learn how to start a weight-loss program.

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It is essential to take the necessary precautions while exercising during the summer months. Here are some helpful safety tips to follow while exercising during the summer.

By Greg Shealey

Jumper's knee is another name for patellar tendonitis, which is often one of the most painful overuse injuries for recreational athletes. Learn about the causes and symptoms of jumper's knee as well as methods for treatment.

By Greg Shealey

Fitness trainer and chiropractor, Dr. Greg Vanvakaris, has helped actress Annie Potts and other celebrities who need rehabilitation as well as regular exercise. Get fitness tips from Greg Vanvakaris to help you get in shape safely.

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The martial arts expert and stuntman behind some of your favorite action movies, Dave Lea has put some of the world's most famous models and actresses through rigorous exercise regimens. Get fitness tips from Dave Lea to ramp up your fitness routine.

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To Dan Isaacson, fitness is more than just personal training. He's a health and fitness expert who can transform your body and your health. Get tips on forming a simple, straightforward fitness routine that you can stick to.

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Rob Garcia is Oscar de la Hoya's conditioning coach, and he worked with the 1996 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. Get Garcia's training secrets on how to acquire a lean, mean body.

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Find out whether low carb diets really work as nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D., reveals the truth about dieting and fitness.

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With obesity rates on the rise despite the countless diets on the market, it's clear that we're doing something wrong. Learn about seven unhealthy habits that prevent us from losing weight and what you can do to get rid of them.

By Frances Largeman

Quite simply, we eat too much high-calorie food and don't burn it off with enough exercise. But is all hope lost? Learn why we are fat and what needs to change to save us from ourselves.

By Jan Garavaglia, M.D.

A total body workout routine is a great way to stay fit and energetic. Get step-by-step instructions for simple total body exercises, and you'll be on your way to a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Walking is a great way to ward off obesity and promote good health. Learn about the power of walking and how you can incorporate it into your daily routine.

By Paul Chek

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The USDA Dietary Guidelines can be a useful tool if you're striving to lose weight. Three tenets -- eat fewer calories, be more active and eat wisely -- can help you drop pounds. Learn more.

Exercise is an important component of the USDA Dietary Guidelines. But many people aren't in the regular habit of physical activity. So how do you start? Learn more about the USDA Dietary Guidelines Exercising Tips.