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Your body on exercise

Here are five reasons your body loves physical activity—whether dancing, swimming, playing a sport, walking, biking, or visiting the gym: Regular exercise can act as a cognitive enhancer, promoting creativity. The National Institutes of Health report...
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Vaping: What we know so far — & what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, they were advertised as a clean, safe alternative to traditional smoking. To some extent, that’s likely true; they do seem...
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Self-care quiz: How to avoid what’s going around

Rate this article and enter to winDelivering chicken soup to your to your bestie who’s been throwing up? Sitting in a conference room with a coughing colleague? Wondering why you’re under pressure to get...
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Ask the trainer: How do I gain confidence to go to the gym?

“How do I gain enough confidence to go to the gym?”—Blake M.*, Santa Clara University, CaliforniaGaining enough confidence to start going to the gym could be one of the best things you do for...
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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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Just dance: 7 reasons to bust a move

Rate this article and enter to winWhether we’re jamming to Wiz Khalifa, rocking out to Walk the Moon, or foxtrotting with our beloved, dance makes us feel physically and emotionally revitalized. And any time...
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How to have an actively awesome summer: Turn your fitness dreams into reality

Rate this article and enter to winWe tend to anticipate summer as if it’s a magical stress-free season in which we finally get to do all the things. In a recent Student Health 101...
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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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10 FYIs on STIs: Everything you ever (and never) wanted to know

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Sweat out your stress

Rate this article and enter to winMost students experience some level of stress in school, and whatever the symptoms, it can be a major drain.Exercise can help. Dr. Katie Tolle, a psychologist at Kansas...