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Apple-Shaped Women Have a Higher Disease Risk
November 30, 2010 | YourWeight
The common perception has been that having a higher percentage of body fat protects against the bone-wasting disease. But US researchers found that overweight women with lots of fat around their abdomens, as opposed to pear-shaped women with more fat on their hips and legs, were at greater risk of osteoporosis and other diseases.

Less Refined Starch and More Protein Important For Weight Loss
November 26, 2010 | YourWeight
Researchers at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen, can now unveil the results of the world's largest diet study: If you want to lose weight, you should maintain a diet that is high in proteins, low-fat dairy products and beans and fewer finely refined starch calories such as white bread and white rice. With this diet, most people can also eat until they are full without counting calories and without gaining weight.

Equation Calculates Cost of Walking For The First Time
November 12, 2010 | Fitness
Any parent that takes their kid out for a walk knows that children tire more quickly than adults, but why is that? Do kids and small adults walk differently from taller people or do they tire faster for some other reason?

Zumba Fitness: The Wonders of An Amazing Fitness Trend
November 8, 2010 | Fitness
Zumba is a trade name for a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun. ZUMBA classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 90,000 fitness center locations in 110 countries with ten million participants.

10 Signs You're Overtraining
November 8, 2010 | Fitness
Overtraining is a physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual's exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness. Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes.

What To Reduce Your Frequency and Severity To Colds? Physical Fitness May Hold The Key
November 2, 2010 | Fitness
People who are physically fit and active have fewer and milder colds, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Yes, Morning Is The Best Time To Exercise
November 1, 2010 | Fitness
Listen up night owls. There are many reasons why you should exercise in the morning and not late in the evenings as some have suggested.


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