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Summer fitness plan: Your guide to making it happen

Rate this article and enter to winLooking forward to the long lazy days of summer, free of alarm clocks and late-night study sessions? Of course you are. But the summer break can also cause...
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FitnessU: The best warm-ups for all workouts

Rate this article and enter to winFitting a workout into a busy schedule is a win in itself—so we don’t really blame you if you’re hopping right on the elliptical the moment you enter...
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FitnessU: Pairing up to sweat it out

Rate this article and enter to winFriends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit....
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Ask the trainer: “What are the best abdominal exercises to do at home?”

—Jessica J., Memorial University, Alberta, CanadaFirst, let’s talk about what we mean when we say “abdominals.” Abdominal muscles include the rectus abdominis, the transverse abdominis, and the oblique muscles. This group of muscles is...
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8 proven ways to be happier that you can try today

Rate this article and enter to winMoney, fame, love, sports, chocolate—what works? For centuries, we’ve been trying to figure out what makes us happy. Psychologists, economists, theologians, and others have come at this from...

FitnessU: High-intensity interval training (HIIT)—A fast way to fit

Rate this article and enter to winThe days of the hour-long treadmill slog are behind us, friends. You can get all of the benefits of a longer workout in a fraction of the time....
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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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Ask the doc: “I don’t have a period. Can it be due to stress?”

—Candace P.*, Fresno Pacific University, California Stress could be one possible explanation. But first, let’s make sure it’s not something else, such as pregnancy. Sometimes women (especially younger women) don’t know they’re pregnant because their...
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Workout reboot: Use active rest to revamp your routine

Rate this article and enter to winYou know the sense of determination you get when you want to accomplish a fitness goal? That eye-on-the-prize, can’t-take-a-day-off motivation? While it can feel great to be so...
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FitnessU: Stretching it

Rate this article and enter to winStretching: It’s an important part of any fitness routine, research shows. Obvs, you might think. But really, it’s important to take stretching (before and after a workout) seriously....