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Creating a Workout Schedule
Your goals, your present fitness level, age, health, skills, interest and convenience are among the factors you should consider when creating your workout schedule. For example, an athlete training for high-level competition would follow a different …

Message To Older Adults: Embrace, Don’t Fear The Effects Of Sensible Exercise
A Johns Hopkins study should ease the concerns held by many older adults with mild high blood pressure about the strain or harm exercise could cause their hearts. Results of the research on 104 men and women age 55 to 75 showed that a moderate program of physical exertion had no ill effects on the heart’s ability to pump blood nor does it produce a harmful increase in heart size.

Strolling to Fitness ***Exercise Program Allows New Mothers to Use Strollers and Babies in Workouts
By ELLYN COUVILLION Strolling to fitness *** Exercise program allows new mothers to use strollers and babies in workouts The moms in the exercise class at BREC’s Highland Road Park had all their exercise equipment – their mats and stretchy resistance bands.

Strokes Increasing in Middle-Aged Women
EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — The prevalence of strokes among women ages 41-64 has increased 24 percent between 2001 and 2005, according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota report of its Minnesota members.

An Irregular Heartbeat Makes Exercise Deadly
Humans lacking the protein cardiac calsequestin (CASQ2) have a normal heartbeat when not exercising, but their heartbeat becomes irregular when they exercise, putting them at risk for sudden death. A new study in mice, by researchers from Vanderbilt University, has now shed light on why the lack of CASQ2 only triggers an irregular, and potentially fatal, heartbeat during exercise.

Exercise safely in hot weather
… Swimming is an excellent way to exercise during the summer … Fitness expert Paige Waehner cautions sun lovers to wear … For women, she says, a simple white tank is …

Peripheral artery …
A study in the Jan. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that walking three times a week, even in an unsupervised exercise …

Women — the efficient exercisers