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Friday, January 19, 2018
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Weight vs. wellness: Which goals work for your health?

Rate this article and enter to winWhat is weight bias, and why does it matter?Weight-based bullying, also called weight bias or weight stigma, is an unfortunate reality for many teens. More than 80 percent...
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4-minute fitness: Tabata method

%CODE1%Tabata SquatsTo perform a squat, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your hands across your chest, pointed straight ahead, or behind your head. Sit back and down, keeping your weight...
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10-minute beginner workout

%CODE1%Short duration workouts, when done correctly, are both effective and efficient. To maximize the benefits of a short duration workout, it’s important to move frequently and quickly while maintaining proper technique. Doing so challenges...
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Partner strength-training exercises

%CODE1%Directions: Medicine Ball Side Pass: Stand back to back with your partner with one person holding the medicine ball. Reach over to pass the medicine ball to your partner and your partner should catch...
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30-day fitness challenge – Squat

%CODE1%The squat is a compound, multi-joint movement that involves the major muscle groups of the lower body. It is considered by many health and fitness professionals one of the most important exercises for building...
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Ask the nutritionist: Sports drinks

“Are sports drinks (e.g., Gatorade and Powerade) really as good for your body as the commercials make them sound?”—Mikayla, Regina, CanadaMikayla,Everyone’s needs for hydration and energy vary. Sports drinks provide fluid, electrolytes, and calories...
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Ask the trainer: Exercise and stress

"How much exercise is enough to keep stress at bay?"—Sam*, San Bernardino, California Sam,Stress is a normal and natural part of life. Unfortunately, it’s not always pleasant. We can learn to better manage our...
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Study break routine

%CODE1%Directions: Do a series of stretches before working out. Hold each for 10 to 15 seconds. Begin by stretching out your side by extending your arms over your head and to the side. Bring...
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Getting a pulse on your heart rate

Keeping track of your heart rate is a great way to assess your health. Knowing your heart rate and the healthy range for your heart rate can help you gauge your overall fitness level.Resting...
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10-minute intermediate workout

%CODE1%If time is a factor or it’s tough to be motivated to do a long workout, you can set 10 minutes aside to perform a mini workout.What do you need: Yoga mat Set of...