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Sunday, April 22, 2018
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FitnessU: Ramped-up indoor cardio to get your heart pumping (Part 2)

Those of you in cold weather climates may be starting to thaw out now, and the rest of you may be well on your way to enjoying spring. But no matter the weather, all...
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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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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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Ask the trainer: For someone who has never worked out, where is the best...

"For someone who has never worked out, where is the best place to start?"— Kerriene, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWe know exercise is good for us, with long-term benefits (e.g., stronger bones and lower blood pressure)...
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Ask the trainer: How can I improve my endurance?

“How can I improve my endurance?”—Amber, Bronxville, New YorkEndurance, or the body’s ability to withstand physical stress over a long period of time, is a key component of overall health and wellness. If you...
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Gym cardio: 15-minute interval training

%CODE1%Pedal at an easy pace with a light resistance (0-25%) for 5 minutes.After 5 minutes are up, pedal as fast as you can at the same resistance for 10 seconds. This is the beginning...
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Cardio kick-boxing

%CODE1%Directions: Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and your toes pointing out. Bend your knees so they’re right over your toes and sink down into your hips. As you rise, bring...
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Simple cardio workout

%CODE1%Directions This workout consists of burpees, high knees, mountain climbers, and plank jacks. Do 10 reps of each with little to no rest in between moves. Burpee: Bring your hands to the ground, jump...
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Ask the trainer: What is more important for overall health: cardio or muscle building...

“What is more important for overall health: cardio or muscle building exercises?”—James, Raleigh, North CarolinaJames,The best exercises are the ones that promote balance. You probably don’t want to be the body builder who can’t...