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Steering Clear of Ticks Summer is in full swing, and so is tick season. That means more chances for coming in contact with the diseases they may harbor when working or exercising outdoors this time of year.
Summer Sunlight Safety Bright sunlight and long hours of daylight are part of what makes summer a favorite time of year for many people. But greater exposure to the sun this season also comes with greater chances to be exposed to the negative effects of its rays.
Staying Hydrated To stay healthy, it's necessary to replenish water that is lost from perspiration, respiration, digestion, and other bodily functions. But recommended amounts can vary according to age, gender, physical condition, climate, and activity level.
Defining Fitness Many people say they want to get fit and stay fit. But what constitutes a general state of physical fitness and how can we attain it?

Fructose: Breaking it down

Fruit is good for us, we are told, and can safely comprise a healthy portion of a daily diet. Yet, research indicates that there can be some drawbacks to consuming large quantities of fruit's natural sweetener, fructose.

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Fitness May Buffer Negative Effects of Sedentary Behavior

Physical fitness may act to buffer some of the negative health effects of prolonged sitting, according to the findings of a new study.

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Too Much Sedentary Time as Bad for Cardio Health as Exercising Too Little

How much time we spend being sedentary could be just as important as how much time we invest in exercise when it comes to determining our level of cardiorespiratory fitness, new research suggests.

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Sedentary Behavior Could be Main Culprit in Rising U.S. Obesity

Poor dietary choices and physical activity levels are often given an equal share of the blame for obesity. But according to the results of a new study, it's the act of being inactive more than a sustained increase in caloric intake that could be at the center of the obesity problem in the U.S.

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Sitting Too Much? There's an App for That

We've all heard that too much sedentary time is bad for our health. Not as well known is that even people who exercise regularly but who sit for long periods are still prone to its ill effects.

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Keeping Clear of Poison Plants

Anyone whose sport or exercise activity takes them outdoors can come in contact with the toxic sap of plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Doing so can be enough to sap the fun right out of the activity for some time to come.

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