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The following health & fitness tips are extracted from Fit Facts published by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a leading authority on exercise. ACE's mission is the promotion of active, healthy lifestyles and their positive effects on the mind, body and spirit. We hope you enjoy reading ACE's health & fitness tips. If after reading any of the Fit Facts, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

CATEGORIES

  1. Cardiovascular Exercise
  2. Choosing Fitness Trainers and Instructors
  3. Exercising with Health Challenges
  4. Flexibility
  5. General Exercise
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Nutrition
  8. Sports/Outdoor Activities
  9. Strength/Resistance Training
  10. Supplements
  11. Weight
  12. Youth

 

Cardiovascular Exercise

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  Monitoring Exercise Intensity Using Heart Rate  
  Step-Bench Training for Fitness and Fun  
  Ready to Run?  
  Kick Your Way to Fitness  
  Cross Training For Fun and Fitness  
  Slide Into Fitness  
  Jumping Rope: Not Just For Kids Anymore  
  Get Into the Swim of Things  
  Monitoring Exercise Intensity Using Perceived Exertion  
  Monitoring Exercise Intensity Using Heart Rate  
  Spin It: What You Need to Know About Group Indoor Cycling  
  A Walk a Day  
  Interval Training  
  Step Reebok Guidelines  
     
 

Choosing Fitness Trainers and Instructors

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  How to Choose an Online Personal Trainer  
  How To Choose The Right Personal Trainer  
  Reap The Rewards of Personal Training  
  How To Choose The Right Group Fitness Instructor  
  How to Choose a Health Club  
  How to Choose an Exercise Video  
  How to Design Your Own Home Gym  
     
 

Exercising with Health Challenges

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  Exercise And Menopause  
  Exercising With a Health Challenge  
  Exercising With Heart Disease  
  Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have  
  Work Out Chronic Fatigue  
  Exercise and Pregnancy  
  Prevent Osteoporosis Now  
  Exercise And Type II Diabetes  
  Managing Cholesterol with Exercise  
  Exercise And Type I Diabetes  
  Periodized Training - And Why It's Important  
  Exercise and Asthma  
  Protecting Your Back At Work  
  Exercise And Arthritis  
  Active Seniors Enjoy Life More  
  Understanding Sciatica  
  Exercise and Hypertension  
  Exercise for Individuals with Eye Impairments  
  Post-Partum Health  
  Exercise and Fibromyalgia  
  Starting a Stroke Recovery Fitness Program  
  AIDS and Exercise  
     
 

Flexibility 

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  Flexible Benefits  
     
 

General Exercise

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  Warm Up to Work Out  
  Don't Deprive Yourself of the Rewards of Exercise  
  Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have  
  If You Don't Use It, Will You Lose It?  
  I Need More Energy!  
  Making Time For Exercise Is Easy  
  Battling Boredom  
  Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Catching a Cold?  
  Exercising In The Cold  
  Periodized Training - And Why It's Important  
  Is Yoga for You?  
  Yoga at a Glance  
  Too Much Of A Good Thing  
  Exercise and Cellulite  
  The Right Exercise Program For You Starts Here  
  Everything in Moderation  
  Studies Show Exercise Can Improve Your Sex Life  
  Don't Be a Sore Loser  
  The Best Time to Exercise  
  Exercise Can Help Control Stress  
     
 

Miscellaneous

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  Pump Fiction  
  Sneaker Savvy  
  What You Need to Know to Purchase a Treadmill  
  How to Prevent and Treat ACL Injuries  
  Travel Fitness: A Plan of Action to Keep You Active  
  Healthy Resolutions For The Whole Year  
  How to Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis on Long Plane Flights  
  Before You Start an Exercise Program  
     
 

Nutrition 

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  Scaling the New Pyramid  
  Healthy Hydration  
  Eat Well to Stay Motivated and Energized  
  Vegetarianism and Athletes  
     
 

Sports/Outdoor Activities  

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  After the Marathon  
  Summer Skin  
  Training to Run Your First 5k  
  Diggin' in the Dirt  
  Smooth Skating  
  Gearing Up For Golf  
  Bike + Mountains = Excitement And Challenge  
  Get Ready To Hit The Slopes  
  Take Your Workout Off The Beaten Path  
  Beat The Heat Before It Beats You  
     
 

Strength/Resistance Training

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  Free Weights vs. Strength-Training Equipment  
  Strength Training 101  
  Pilates Primer  
  Resistance Tubing Workout  
  Plyometrics: Controlled Impact/Maximum Power  
  Steering Clear of Strength Plateaus  
  Too Much Of A Good Thing  
  Strengthen Your Abdominals with Stability Balls  
  How Women Build Muscle  
     
 

Supplements

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  Creatine Creates a Sensation  
  The Truth About Steroids  
  Test Your Supplement Savvy  
  Supplements: Too Much of a Good Thing?  
     
 

Weight  

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  Weight Loss Plateaus and Pitfalls  
  Calorie Burners: Activities That Turn Up the Heat  
  Successful Weight Control  
  So, You Want To Spot Reduce? Here's How  
  America Needs An Attitude Adjustment  
  Putting on the Pounds  
  Exercise and Cellulite  
     
 

Youth  

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  Strength Training for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers  
  Teens, Fitness and You  
  Kids In Motion  
  Parents, Eat Your Words!  
  Children and Running  
  The Top Ten Fun Fitness Summer Activities for Kids  
     
 
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