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Deaths in Women
Every year, roughly 41,000 women die of breast cancer. However, over 432,000 women died of cardiovascular diseases in 2006.

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

This update -- Version 3.0 -- offers more restaurants, over 5000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions.


Today's Featured Topics

Exercise and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is an insidious disease...it sneaks up on its victims. Often, the disease first appears when a person fractures a vertebra by bending over. Exercise is a critical factor in bone health. But, it's important to know the right amount and the right type of exercise. Learn the details in our review: "Exercise and Osteoporosis"

Motivating Kids to Exercise with Technology
Sadly, many health problems seen in adults as a result of poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle are now beginning to appear in children and adolescents. Many blame the TV and video games. But, is it possible to get kids moving by using video games? The answer appears to be "yes"! Read about it in this fascinating review: "Motivating Kids to Exercise: Is Technology the Answer?"

Heart Rate Monitors
Heart rate monitors are not just for serious athletes. Monitoring your heart rate can provide valuable insight into not only your level of fitness, but, also, the health of your cardiovascular system. Everyone should own one and use it regularly. Learn more about these devices at: "Heart Rate Monitors"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Core Performance Endurance"
AUTHOR:  Verstegen M, Williams P
LENGTH:  238 pages
LIST PRICE:  $27.95

Mark Verstegen is a nationally-recognized trainer. He runs a training facility for serious athletes in Tempe, Arizona and writes a column for Men's Health magazine. This is his third book in this series. In "Core Performance Endurance" Verstegen recommends that elite endurance athletes incorporate strength training and more rest and recovery in their training regimens. Many athletes who do that will likely see a dual benefit: improved performance and reduced injuries. Read more...

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