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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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30 day exercise challenge–Plank tutorial

%CODE1% What is a Plank? It’s an exercise that involves an isometric contraction. Meaning, that you are holding in a position for a certain length of time. You’re contracting your muscles, primarily your abdominals, in...
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Banding together

%CODE1%Chest press: Hold the handlebars or the ends of your resistance band with the band behind your back. Begin with your arms in an L shape, then extend them fully forward, and back again.Push-up:...
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Circuit race

%CODE1%Directions One of the best ways to get a quick workout in with a partner and add some friendly competition is to set up a...
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15 minutes: Hiiting the gym

%CODE1%Here’s what you’ll need to perform this fast and efficient 15 minute protocol: a stationary bike that has adjustable resistance and a stopwatch/clock or some other way to keep time.First, begin pedaling for 5...
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Metabolic mayhem

%CODE1%Jump Rope: A rope of suitable length will reach your armpits when you stand on its center. Position yourself near a clock to keep track of time. Jump for 1 minute then rest for...
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Static stretches

%CODE1%Chest stretch:Stand with your feet hip-width apart and clasp your hands behind your back. Gently straighten your elbows and lift your arms up to a comfortable position where you can breathe into the stretch....
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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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Morning mini workout

%CODE1%What we do or don’t do in the morning can have a significant impact on the rest of our day. This is especially true for physical activity. Whether we go to the gym for...
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Take it anywhere kettlebell workout

%CODE1%Two handed kettlebell swing Start with the kettlebell an arm’s length away on the ground in front of you. Sit your hips back and slightly bend the knees, keeping your back straight and chest up,...