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Source: Mayo Clinic

Regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic exercise is good for you. See why — then prepare yourself to get moving.

Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. Need motivation? See how aerobic exercise affects your heart, lungs and blood flow. Then get moving and start reaping the rewards.

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Source: Harvard University

Stretching promotes flexibility and helps your joints maintain a healthy range of motion — and in doing so, also lowers the chances of joint and muscle strain.

But how often should you stretch? How long should you hold a stretch? And how many times should you do each stretch?

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Source: Harvard University

A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you aren’t overweight. So says a major study published online this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or more of their calories from added sugar.

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Source: Nemours Foundation

Team sports can boost kids’ self-esteem, coordination, and general fitness, and help them learn how to work with other kids and adults.

But some kids aren’t natural athletes and they may tell you — directly or indirectly — that they just don’t like sports. What then?

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