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Fitness for focus: How to power up your brain

Rate this article and enter to winIf an exam or assignment deadline is too close for comfort and your study session has become a brutal slog, you may feel you don’t have time 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,...
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Team up: Why working out in groups work

Rate this article and enter to winHaving trouble sticking to your power-walk schedule? If you don’t have a workout buddy or group, it’s time.College students love the buddy systemWhat are college students’ top motivators...
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Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness competition with 100 schools from across the country going head-to-head for four weeks to see who can get the most people outside and active. The school...
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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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Training obliques

%CODE1%Lying wipers:Start lying on your back with your arms out to your sides and knees bent. Raise your legs off the ground, keeping the knees bent. From here, bring both legs to one side...
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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...
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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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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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Lower back hack

%CODE1%Many people think about the abdomen when they think about the core. The core is actually comprised of several muscle groups that surround the torso and hip, including the lower back. A strong core...