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  • Fitness-clubbers dance through their workouts

    By Sheba R. Wheeler | November 7, 2011 - 9:34am

    DENVER – The walls shake as bass booms from large speakers on a front stage where lead dancers shout out commands for hip-gyrating movements.

  • For kids, good nutrition starts with family meals

    By JENNIFER GISH | November 1, 2011 - 9:03am

    The family that eats together has healthier kids.

  • Do I really need to exercise?

    By NINA MARINELLO | October 25, 2011 - 9:57am

    Dear Healthy Professor: I’ve added exercise to my weight loss plan but the weight isn’t coming off any faster.

  • Latest yoga trend defies gravity

    By Suzette Laboy | October 21, 2011 - 8:10am

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – The latest yoga trend defies gravity.

  • Tale of two cholesterols

    By NINA MARINELLO | October 19, 2011 - 8:43am

    Dear Healthy Professor: Is cholesterol in foods the same thing as the “good” and “bad” cholesterol measured in blood tests?

  • No cupcakes here – award wining school fights obesity

    By Lindsey Tanner | October 17, 2011 - 9:05am

    DANVILLE, Ill. – Five-year-olds dance hip-hop to the alphabet.

  • Worried about vitamin safety? Experts offer advice

    By Marilynn Marchione | October 14, 2011 - 9:01am

    Two studies this week raised gnawing worries about the safety of vitamin supplements and a host of questions. Should anyone be taking them?

  • Drop a grudge and you’ll feel better

    By Claire Martin | October 12, 2011 - 12:07pm

    Often, people are perplexed when they learn that Claudia Riggs has forgiven the man who caused the violent death of her 4-month-old grandson, Jack Sebastian Koller.“I don’t know why people question that,” says Riggs, a slim blond and a woman of remarkable faith.“I’m going to hold that resentment for what reason?

  • In Calif., no more tanning beds for under-18 crowd

    By DON THOMPSON | October 10, 2011 - 10:06am

    SACRAMENTO – California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds under a new first-in-the-nation law.

  • Four ways to improve brain health and function

    By Marjie Gilliam | October 5, 2011 - 8:32am

    DAYTON, Ohio – Throughout the past few years, neuroscientists, psychologists, medical doctors, dieticians and other health researchers have made tremendous advances in understanding how the brain works and what it needs to perform optimally.

  • Exercise form, pace and intensity influence results

    By Marjie Gilliam | September 28, 2011 - 9:16pm

    A well-rounded exercise program includes cardiovascular exercise, resistance training for strength, stretching for flexibility and exercises that help to improve balance.

  • Consider safety in starting well-rounded exercise program

    By Marjie Gilliam | September 28, 2011 - 9:14pm

    Getting the most out of an exercise program requires some knowledge of your current strengths and weaknesses so that your plan of action addresses those needs.

  • 83-year-old woman determined to exercise to live longer

    By Derek Clarkson | September 28, 2011 - 8:23pm

    KODIAK, Alaska — “We got one leg and in a wheelchair and we are busting it out,” personal trainer Ron Williams told Mary Joy Smith during a workout session outside her Kodiak garage.

  • Zumba gets in step for fitness

    By Laura McFarland | January 17, 2011 - 4:11pm

    NASHVILLE — These were not the faces of people about to exercise.