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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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Anyone can play!: Have fun and stay fit with intramural & club sports

Rate this article and enter to winLooking to be active and make friends? Even if varsity collegiate sports aren’t for you, intramural and club teams can keep you involved in your favorite sports while...
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13 Apps for a Healthy 2013

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve set health and wellness goals for this year, you’re probably scouting out useful resources. Using smartphones, tablets, and computer apps can help you reach your goals!Sorting...
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Heart Rate Zone Training

%CODE1% Directions Consider four heart rate zones of exertion: Zone Zero: resting heart rate Zone One: 125 beats per minute (bpm) Zone Two: 125-160 bpm Zone Three: 160-190 bpm To...
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RUN with your PASSION: How exercise can make a difference

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever participated in a physical activity that raised money or awareness for a cause you care about? In a recent Student Health 101 survey, more than...
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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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Not feeling it?: How to get moving when you just don’t wanna

Rate this article and enter to winSure, working out is good for us, but what if we’re just not in the mood? As in, totally not in the mood. Is there hope?Yes. Research shows...
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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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Workoutdoors

Where do you like your cardio—outdoors or at the gym? People who run outdoors push themselves harder, on average, than the treadmill crowd, according to a classic study in the Journal of Sports Science (1996). The...
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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...