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Monday, January 22, 2018
barbell in crosstraining gym

Ask the trainer: “I’d like to start lifting weights, but I never have before....

—Naomi H.*, College Park, Maryland(*Name changed)Lifting weights can be intimidating to newcomers. It’s a whole new world of machines, dumbbells, and ’80s headbands (the last one is optional). Resistance training is important, however, for...
Your user-friendly guide to strength training at the gym

Your user-friendly guide to strength training at the gym

 You’re busy. You’ve got classes all day, then homework, maybe an after-school job, and of course—a social life. Where does exercise fit in? We often have the resources to exercise right at our fingertips:...
Find your drive to exercise: Take the quiz

Find your drive to exercise: Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winStruggling to start strength training or maintain the cardio combat class?Our quiz helps you figure out how to maximize your workout motivation.You’ve been inactive for a year and...
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How to have an actively awesome semester: Turn your fitness dreams into reality

Rate this article and enter to winLooking for a life boost? Ninety percent of students say physical activity is where it’s at, according to a recent Student Health 101 survey. This makes sense: Consistent...
Shin splints

Ask the trainer: Shin splints

“How can I prevent and fix shin splints?”—Michael, New Castle, DelawareFeeling a nagging, sharp pain in the shin after an intense workout or run? This is shin splints, miniature stress fractures in the bone....
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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...
Stretching

Ask the trainer: How long to stretch

“How long should I stretch?”—Allison, Carrollton, Georgia This is an intriguing question! Believe it or not, stretching has been a topic of debate in recent years. Stretching is linked to flexibility, performance, and injury...
Two girls hiking

Get your nature on: 7 new ways to get fit outdoors

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...