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July 1st, 2011
04:32 PM ET

When sitting leads to standing
July 1st, 2011
09:13 AM ET

When sitting leads to standing

Last week I wrote – while standing up – an article about how sitting for hours carries negative health consequences. Then I sat down. Soon after that, I walked to another floor of the CNN Center.

The freedom to mix it up like that makes me a happier person, and I’m so grateful to have those options. I feel unleashed from the chair when its comfort spoils into inertia, and then welcomed back when my legs want a break.

Medical studies like the ones appearing every day on The Chart are exciting because they inform us about the best practices and the potential for living healthier and longer lives. Still, every study is ultimately just evidence, and individuals have to reach conclusions about what to do. FULL POST


7 tips for balancing training with life
July 1st, 2011
09:08 AM ET

7 tips for balancing training with life

Since January, we've been tracking the training of Dr. Sanjay Gupta and six iReporters as they prep for the August 7 Nautica New York City Triathlon.  Now we're adding expert advice from our friends at Triathlete.com

Lack of time is the most commonly cited excuse for not exercising. But surveys suggest that those who exercise regularly are just as busy with their jobs, families and other responsibilities as those who don’t work out. So the time excuse is just that: an excuse.

Yet time is a challenge for most endurance athletes. Training is a time-consuming pursuit, and our lives are busier than ever these days. So while it might not be hard to find time to get some exercise daily, finding time to train as much was we would like to train is difficult. Use the following tips to better fit your training into your hectic life.
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July 1st, 2011
08:46 AM ET

How do I deal with food temptation on a holiday?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Friday, it's Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist.

Question asked by Dianne, San Jose, California

I've been working really hard at losing weight since April, and I'm concerned about all the food temptation over the Fourth of July weekend. Any suggestions? FULL POST


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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

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