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Fitness takes more than huffing and puffing

Updated: 09-10-2011

When it comes to fitness, huffing and puffing your way through such aerobic exercises as running, biking or swimming isn't the only thing that matters. A good, balanced exercise program includes five key components: aerobic fitness, muscular fitness, stretching, core stability and balance training. If you're not getting all five, it's time to mix up your routine.