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The five elements of fitness

Rate this article and enter to winThough physical activity sometimes falls to the sidelines when balancing a hectic schedule, staying fit while a student is essential to overall health. Exercise helps reduce stress, clear...
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All-in-one workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere

Rate this article and enter to winStudents need workouts that efficiently combine our multiple goals: strength, stamina, and flexibility. And we need quick, on-the-go options.As a personal trainer (in addition, I’m studying exercise science...
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Small steps to big fitness: A little goes a long way

Rate this article and enter to win Does your New Year’s resolution relate to physical activity or fitness? Maybe you’re thinking in terms of a full-scale fitness renovation or whole body overhaul. If so……how...
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Running Intervals

%CODE1%Directions Walk for one minute, jog for the next minute, and sprint for the final minute. Repeat the interval over 20 to 30 minutes total. -Maddie Burke, Duke University
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Knee & shoulder injury prevention with a wall

%CODE1% Wall sit: For the wall sit, you will begin standing with both feet shoulder width apart and about 1-2 feet away from a wall that you are leaning against. From here,...
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Aerobic Workout

%CODE1%Directions To keep your workout aerobic, perform a high number of reps with light resistance and stack exercises into a circuit. An example would include: Dumbbell squats, good mornings, stability lunges, bicep curls to...
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Run for your life (literally): You gave us 7 ways fitness fixes (almost) everything

Rate this article and enter to win Creativity: Artistic expression and creativity Emotional fix: I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say it has saved my life Survival: Rule #1 of the zombie apocalypse: cardio Opportunities: Increased confidence to try new things Physical upgrade: Mobile...
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Interval track workouts

%CODE1%Dynamic Warm-UpDynamic stretching is done by performing brief, repetitive movements through one’s full range of motion. It’s a great way to prepare for activity and reduce the risk of injury. Perform each movement in...
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A no-sweat guide to the most popular workouts

Rate this article and enter to winThe benefits of exercise are boundless, even if your capacity to actually fit a workout into your schedule has limits. But carving out a balance between the gym...
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Lower back hack

%CODE1%Many people think about the abdomen when they think about the core. The core is actually comprised of several muscle groups that surround the torso and hip, including the lower back. A strong core...