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Exercise & Fitness

Water Safety
Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake - and even the water park.

Bike Safety
The sun is shining - why not dust off your bike and go for a ride? Before you hit the trail, though, read these tips on the right type of bike and gear you will need.

Sports and Exercise Safety
Playing hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.

Strength Training
Is working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.

Why Exercise Is Wise
Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.

Dehydration
Your body is about two thirds water. When the water level dips below that level, you could be dehydrated. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.

Compulsive Exercise
Compulsive exercise can lead to serious health problems. Lots of people don't know when they've crossed the line from healthy activity to unhealthy addiction. Read about ways to tell.

Cold-Weather Sports
Don't let the chill of winter turn you into a couch potato! Read this article to learn about some cool winter sports.

Concussions
In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well.

T'ai Chi
If you're looking for something to shake up your workout routine, how about t'ai chi? T'ai chi is great for improving flexibility and strengthening your legs, abs, and arms.

Pilates
Pilates improves your mental and physical well-being, increases flexibility, and strengthens muscles. And with some pilates exercises, all you need is your body and a mat!

Kickboxing
Are you looking for a total body workout that totally kicks butt? Read this article to find what you need to know before you take the kickboxing challenge.

Exercise-Induced Asthma
Some people have asthma symptoms only when they exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. Get some tips for coping with it in this article.

Yoga
Looking for a workout program that's easy to learn, requires little or no equipment, and soothes your soul while toning your body? Read about yoga - and watch our slideshow for some easy poses to try.

Fitness: Liz's Story
Liz decided to get fit after a humiliating soccer tryout. After some hard training, she made the track and field hockey teams. But then other activities got in the way. Get the full story of Liz's battle to stay fit.

Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up
Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

Your Secrets to Staying Motivated
We ran a survey asking our readers how well they do when it comes to setting and meeting their goals. Here's what you told us.

Stretching
You may have heard mixed things about stretching before working out. Here are the cold, hard facts on warming up, stretching, and cooling down.

Making a Change in Your Life
This interactive feature guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

Choosing the Right Sport for You
If you're having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!

Exercise Log
Keeping an exercise log is a great way to stay motivated and reach exercise goals.

Safety Tips: Hockey
As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To find out how to stay as safe as possible, follow these tips.

Safety Tips: Soccer
Soccer is easy to learn at a young age, and it's great exercise. But it's also a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To help prevent mishaps, follow these safety tips.

Safety Tips: Golf
While it may seem silly to think of golf and danger in the same sentence, injuries can and do happen. To learn how to stay safe on the golf course, take a look at these safety tips.

Safety Tips: Tennis
Injuries in tennis are rare, but it's good to be aware before you play. To minimize your risk of injury while playing tennis, follow these safety tips.

Safety Tips: Running
Injuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. To keep things safe while running, follow these tips.

Safety Tips: Inline Skating
Inline skating is good exercise and an excellent off-season training program for hockey and skiing. To stay safe while inline skating, take a look at these tips.

Safety Tips: Gymnastics
Gymnastics is a great sport and a fun way to get a muscular, toned body. But, it also presents a very real risk of injury. To keep things safe during practice and competition, follow these tips.

Welcome Home Yoga (Video)
Unwind after a long day at school with this yoga routine for teens.

Dynamic Stretching (Video)
These videos guide you through 8 dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body.

Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video)
These videos guide teens through basic strength training exercises. Anyone can do these exercises, and they work well as part of a weight-loss plan.