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Parents Get All Bent Out of Shape Over School’s Yoga Program, Cite Religious Objection

Over the last couple decades, yoga has gone from being thought of as a mystical ancient Indian discipline to a mainstream exercise practiced the world over.

In fact, all students in the Encinitas Union School District, which is in the San Diego area, now do yoga twice a week as part of their physical education curriculum. But this isn't sitting well with some parents, who are worried that the Hindu philosophy on which yoga is based is seeping into these lessons.

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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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Standing Up Is an Easy Way to Improve Your Health

You exercise, eat well and don’t smoke, but if you think that’s all it takes to be healthy, think again.

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New Research Claims Exercise May Help You Stop Smoking

Smokers who have tried to quit in the past using patches, gum, voodoo witchdoctor magic and other addiction propaganda may just want to step outside for a run the next time they feel the need to smoke,.

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More and More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

As a whole, the US has an obesity problem — but the good news is that more of us are getting up off the couch and talking a walk.

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Can Exercise Eliminate Depression?

We all know working out is good for our bodies — but did you know it’s good for our emotions, too?

New research shows exercise may very well be an effective treatment for depression, especially among those with heart problems.

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What Can Ruin Your Health More Than Smoking?

If you’re sedentary, it’s time to get moving — a new study has revealed a lack of physical activity could be as harmful to your health as smoking.

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How Many Years Can Jogging Add to Your Life?

Want to live longer? Then start jogging. While that might seem like a chore, there’s even better news. You only need to jog a little bit to extend your time on earth.

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Physical Activity Could Help Keep You Mentally Fit

Want to be more productive at work and keep your brain in good shape? Some researchers now say the answer could be as simple as hitting the gym.

 

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Exercise Increasingly Recommended By Doctors, CDC Says

More U.S. physicians are prescribing exercise to patients, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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