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Running is the sixth most popular exercise in the U.S. The health benefits of running include increases in HDL cholesterol and reduced body fat, blood pressure, triglycerides, and risk of heart disease. Proper technique should be followed and appropriate footwear should be worn to avoid injury.

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    • Iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome facts
    • What is iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome?
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    Insulin Resistance Article
    • Insulin resistance definition and facts
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    • What are the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance?
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    • Is there a special diet plan for treating insulin resistance?
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