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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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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...

Push (yourself) up to better fitness

Pushups: That old-school exercise that gives us unwanted flashbacks to middle school phys ed. But there’s a reason this classic move has stuck around—it works for all fitness levels. (Yes, even yours.) Pushups work...

Attitude adjustment: How to work it so you can work out more

Rate this article and enter to winStruggling to start strength training, slay the cardio combat class, or even prioritize a walk on a sunny day through flowering meadows? We’ve all been there. Many of...

The best warm-ups for all workouts

 Fitting a workout into a busy schedule is a win in itself—so we don’t really blame you if you’re hopping right on the elliptical the moment you enter the gym. But if you’re skimping...

Healthy Buffs: Peak performance

Whether it’s a sport, an instrument, lifting weights or going on a hike, being in tune with our bodies can help us perform better. Annie Sirotniak, a physical therapist at Wardenburg Health Services, offers...
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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...

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 make sense of your symptoms online

Rate this article and enter to winThree out of 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...
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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...

Healthy Buffs: Ask the Expert: Developing a positive body image

The images we see in the media often tell only one story about what our bodies should look like, what they should be dressed in, and how we should feel about them. However, there...