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An enlarged heart can lead to abnormal heart rhythms. Professional Studio Images/E+ via Getty Images

Your heart changes in size and shape with exercise – this can lead to heart problems for some athletes and gym rats

People who regularly engage in significant amounts of exercise, as endurance athletes do, may develop enlarged hearts. While athletic heart is adapted for performance, it can be cause for concern.
The fresh flavors taste good now – a here-and-now reward that’s more motivating than potentially avoiding health problems in the future. kajakiki/E+ via Getty Images

Focus on right now, not the distant future, to stay motivated and on track to your long-term health goals

Long-term goals can be hard to stick to if the benefits are only way off in the future. Research suggests ways to focus on the here and now to help you ultimately achieve your more far-off targets.
Tracking your heart rate, pace or average ascent during a jog is becoming common practice. (Shutterstock)

Why some amateur athletes are giving up on smartwatches

To better measure their activity and become members of a sports community, many amateur athletes are adopting smartwatches and digital tools. But others are giving them up.
Checking the weather frequently can serve to preemptively avoid injury pitfalls from extreme cold or slippery surfaces. (Pexels)

How to jump-start your New Year with cold weather running

Winter running has all the health benefits of aerobic exercise, as well as fresh air. However, be aware of the specific safety and injury-prevention concerns that come with cold weather.

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