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Spice Up Your Fitness Routine with Cross Training

Cross training is a training routine that involves several different forms of exercise. It limits the stress that occurs on a specific muscle group because different activities use muscles in slightly different ways. Here are some reasons to bring your workout inside a few times per week [...]

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TRX – Fitness Anywhere

Over the past few years I have been doing quite a bit of business and leisure traveling. With little access to a gym on my trips, I was forced into workouts that usually involved running. As much as I like the versatility of running, it’s not my favorite thing to do. I usually ended my…

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Are You In A Fitness Rut?

Post by Cheryl Wheelock - What exactly is a fitness rut? Does the following sound familiar? It’s the start of another week and your favorite class is on the schedule but you’re dragging your feet to get there. Your typical fitness routine has become stale and boring. You are over-worked, over-tired and cannot seem to find the motivation. Maybe you’ve been plagued with an unexpected injury, or you’re not losing weight as quickly as you would like. Whatever your reason, you have lost that spark and feel unsure of your fitness future. Do you know that this happens to everyone?...

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Facing Your Fitness Fears

Whether you’ve never walked a mile in your life or just haven’t done so in years, it’s never too late to get your body into shape. Easier said than done, right? So how do you go from being an inactive channel surfer to a spokesperson for Nike? By facing fitness fears and excuses like these...

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13 Fun Ways to Get Moving As a Family

13 fun, easy, and affordable ideas to keep your family having fun this summer. The whole family will benefit by staying active without having to break the bank! [...]

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Safety Tips for Older Drivers

With age comes wisdom and experience, but aging also may affect some functional performance. For example, you might experience some changes that make driving more difficult. One of those changes is decreased processing speed for reaction time, which is the ability to take in visual information and produce a motor reaction to it:  You see…

Geriatrics, Wellness

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How to Love Yourself in a World That Says You Aren’t Good Enough

More than ever, the average person is bombarded with images of superhuman-looking celebrities and models displaying the standards of health and beauty that we’re supposed to live up to. With the integration of social media into our everyday lives, those “standards” are difficult to ignore. And now, with easy-to-use photo editing apps, even our co-workers…

Eating Disorders, Wellness

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4 Tips to Get You Excited About the Gym Again

It happens to even the most dedicated exerciser. The path you take on your daily run suddenly doesn’t look as scenic. The strength-training routine you were excited to try has gone stale, the #gainz slowly dwindling. If you find yourself in a workout rut, don’t get discouraged—try something new! Lauren Rosella, a wellness instructor at…

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Male Infertility: What You Need to Know

UNC urologist and male fertility specialist Matt Coward, MD, would like to start a conversation about male infertility. As the general understanding of male infertility has grown over the years, the myth that fertility issues are a female problem has been debunked. But, he says, there is still a wide gap in the number of…

Fertility, Men's Health

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Does Your Child Have Fortnite Fever?

If you are the parent of a tween, teen or college-age child, chances are you’ve heard of Fortnite Battle Royale, the video game that’s taken over the internet. Free and available across multiple gaming platforms, Fortnite drops 100 competitors on an island to search for weapons and other resources, build defensive structures and defeat opponents…

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Independently Healthy: 8 Tips for New College Students

College is an exciting time for young people, but it can quickly become a negative experience if you forget to take care of your health. Ty Bristol, MD, pediatrician and medical director of UNC Pediatrics of Panther Creek, says college is a lot of fun but also something to approach thoughtfully. “It’s really a sacred…

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Help for Women Facing Workout Hurdles

Trying to squeeze a workout into a busy schedule can feel impossible. It’s just one more thing on an already hectic to-do list. It’s easy to come up with a perfectly reasonable explanation for why you just can’t fit in fitness. For women, there are often extra hurdles, whether it’s a new baby, lack of…

Fitness, Wellness, Women's Health

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