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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...
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Staying active no matter the weather

Rate this article and enter to winFor the outdoor enthusiast, weather changes can bring on challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just love being active, you may be wondering what to do when...
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Small space workout

%CODE1%Tricep dips on chair: Start by sitting down on the chair and then slowly moving your hands to the sides of the chair and sliding your butt off. Balance with your arms holding you...
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Your body on exercise

Here are five reasons your body loves physical activity—whether dancing, swimming, playing a sport, walking, biking, or visiting the gym: Regular exercise can act as a cognitive enhancer, promoting creativity. The National Institutes of Health report...
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Queens of pushups, king of squats: Find a fun workout that suits you

Rate this article and enter to winWhen classes and responsibilities become overwhelming, or gym equipment isn’t easily accessible, it can be tempting to put exercise on the back burner. But according to the Centers...
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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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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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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,...
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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...
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10 FYIs on STIs: Everything you ever (and never) wanted to know

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