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Ask the trainer: “How often should I be working out?”

—Darla G., Ashford University, CaliforniaThe frequency in which you should be working out depends on what your goals are. For many people, general health and wellness are their main reasons for exercising.2 hours and...
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FitnessU: Indoor cardio for any fitness level, any space, and any time (Part 1)

Rate this article and enter to winFor all of us in the western hemisphere, it’s winter. For some of us, that means cold. With most of our holidays behind us and a new semester...
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FitnessU: Kick It By Eliza™

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Ask the trainer: “How do you stay motivated to work out?”

—Rachael T., University of WyomingOnce you get over the initial ugh, starting a workout program can be pretty exciting—and the motivation tends to come more easily in the beginning. But as time goes on,...
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A no-sweat guide to the most popular workouts

Rate this article and enter to winThe benefits of exercise are boundless, even if your capacity to actually fit a workout into your schedule has limits. But carving out a balance between the gym...
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FitnessU: Glute-busting moves to build your backside

Rate this article and enter to winInterested in building your backside? We are too, and apparently so is everyone else on the internet. There’s no shame in wanting to show your glutes some love—strong...
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Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake B.*, Ashford University, San Diego, California(*Name changed)While it’s unusual for college students to have high blood pressure, it’s by no means unheard of, especially as rates of activity decline and rates of obesity...
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FitnessU: The deck of cards workout

Rate this article and enter to winPlaying cards=poker night, amirite? Not so fast. The same suits that boost your bragging rights can boost your fitness, too. Enter the Deck-of-Cards workout—a customizable game to get...
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Choosing the Right Post-Workout Drink

By Meghann Feely, Assistant Director of Fitness and WellnessWhether you’re heading off to Dark Room Cycle (check out the video above!), BearFlex, Energy Sculpt, or Barre class, it is always important to hydrate so...