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High-intensity interval training (HIIT): A fast way to fit

High-intensity interval training (HIIT): A fast way to fit

 The days of the hour-long treadmill slog are behind us, friends. You can get all of the benefits of a longer workout in a fraction of the time. It’s not magic; it’s HIIT, a...
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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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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...
How to make sense of your symptoms online

How to make sense of your symptoms online

Rate this article and enter to winThree outof four web users say they search for health information online, according to Pew Research. But how can you know if that info is reliable? Anyone can...
3 workouts that work for your schedule, your skills, and your life

3 workouts that work for your schedule, your skills, and your life

Rate this article and enter to winSeptember means fresh starts, you feel me? Suddenly, your superhuman dreams are no longer unattainable. Master time management? Check. Balance your cheese curl consumption with carrots? Got it....
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Avoiding Injury

%CODE1%The shoulders, knees, and lower back are injury-prone areas of the body. They are frequently used for movement and weight-bearing activity. Here are some tips for the gym to avoid aggravating these areas and...
Ask the trainer: How do I gain confidence to go to the gym?

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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Avoiding common workout mistakes

%CODE1% Plank: Your low back is most at risk in this move. Start in table top position with your hands shoulder width apart and knees hip width apart. Engage your core, squeeze your butt,...
Pairing up to sweat it out

Pairing up to sweat it out

Friends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit. Working out with a friend means...
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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...