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Marathoner finds solid ground in running

Maybe flying high above the earth in a helicopter - five days a week, sometimes twice a day - gives traffic reporter Michael Scott cravings for solid ground and, thus, running. Or maybe he just likes it, so much so that he was part of the Oscar Last Men Running relay team at last year's Dallas Marathon. Every runner the team passed meant money for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

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Six tips for a painless bike commute

They think it will take too long. They worry that they'll be sweaty and messy and have bad helmet hair when they get there. Or quite frankly, it just never occurs to them to ride to all the places they usually drive to. If that's you, it's time to reconsider your transportation choices, especially for all those short trips around town we all make every day, maybe a few times a day.

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Eight weight-loss tips that are backed by science

Admit, we've all done slightly nontraditional things in the name of slimming down. Whether it's juicing for three days straight or eating nothing but fruit for a week, extreme weight-loss methods are a dime in a dozen, and most of the time, they're not proven to work.

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Tips to fit more exercise into your day

Even if your schedule is jam-packed, you may be able to slot in your activity simply by making inactive time active. How? Anytime you're sitting down, ask yourself: "Is there any way I could be moving while doing this same activity?"

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Wina Sturgeon: Maximize your workout by adding a partner to the mix

We've all heard the expression 'Two heads are better than one.' Well, when it comes to a higher level of physical training, four arms are better than two, four legs are better than two, and four hands and four feet are better than two of each. Tandem training allows each partner to push themselves harder and give a more isolated workout to muscles and tendons.

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Latest Fitbit does more than just tracking fitness

You may have heard of the Fitbit, maybe from coworkers or family members keeping track of their steps or bragging about their sleep. The latest upgrade from Fitbit, the Blaze, does that and more all in a package that looks more like a traditional watch.

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BeerFit runs and walks satisfy thirst for fun

Kayleigh Norton and her friends Erin Grim and Katie Vettern, of Milwaukee, spent Saturday morning not sleeping in or browsing their social media, but together at the Milwaukee Mile at State Fair Park, wearing tutus and running pants, which was perfect. Because they were running for beer at 10 a.m.

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