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Health & safety outdoors

Summer is here. That means more fun activities outside! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are many ways to stay healthy while enjoying the great outdoors: Apply sunscreen with an SPF...
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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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Short & sweat: 5 reasons to ramp up your workout

Rate this article and enter to winAn hour of running or rowing does awesome things to our bodies and minds. But what if we don’t have an hour? What if we could achieve those...
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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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That thing at the gym?: What it is and how to work it

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever walked into a fitness center and been bewildered by the objects being used? Aside from dumbbells, people are throwing big orbs and swinging handled objects...
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Fact-check the flu: Immunize yourself against the myths

Rate this article and enter to winThe flu spreads rapidly among students—and so do myths and misunderstandings about what the flu means for them and how to avoid it. We asked a leading expert...
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Take it outside: 7 ways to get active with nature

Rate this article and enter to winWould you rather watch The Walking Dead on a treadmill or feel like you’re part of it on a trail run? It’s better for us to take that...
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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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Love your body

Rate this article and enter to winAccording to a 2006 study, the average American encounters 5,000 advertisements in one day. Many of these messages revolve around looking “better,” and influence just about everyone.Sadly, poor...
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Bike here, not there: How to be an assertive cyclist

Rate this article and enter to win“Look at what happens to you on a bicycle. You pedal. You make decisions. You experience the tang of the air and the surge of power as you...