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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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4 Steps for Getting Through the Winter During a Pandemic

While recent headlines about a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine may be promising, COVID-19 is not going away—in fact, it’s getting worse. As of Nov. 18, the average number of cases a day in the United States hit 162,816, and more than 11 million people in the United States have been infected. At least 250,400…

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Want to Begin Running? Try These 4 Tips

In a typical year, fall weather brings a slew of races for runners and walkers, from 5Ks to marathons. This year, most of those races have been canceled or are taking place virtually because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Even so, whether you’re training for a virtual race this year, an in-person race…

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Prevent and Treat These 9 Most Common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are common, whether you’re an elite athlete, a marathoner or a fitness class enthusiast. Every year, about 8.6 million Americans are sidelined by sports- and recreation-related injuries. The risk of injury should not deter you from playing sports and exercising. Physical activity is good for the body and mind. However, being aware of…

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Is It Safe to Go to the Gym Now?

Fitness enthusiasts across the country may be eager to resume their indoor workouts as gyms reopen their doors. But is it safe to walk into a gym to pump iron or take a spin class during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic? The experts say: Working out inside in close proximity to others is risky.…

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3 Tips for Avoiding At-Home Workout Injuries

With many gyms closed and mental health experts encouraging exercise as a stress reliever during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, more people than ever are finding ways to exercise at home. But, as at-home workouts become a new norm, it’s important to take the proper steps to prevent injuries. UNC Health physical therapist Jeff…

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3 Tips on How to Stay Active If You Can’t Get to the Gym

Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. Working out can give you more energy and improve your overall mood. Moderate exercise can even give your immune system a boost. If you’re homebound or on the road, it doesn’t mean your workout routine needs to suffer. Here are some…

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How to Reduce the Risk of Workout-Related Injuries

At the dawn of a new year or leading up to a big event or a milestone birthday, many of us make resolutions to finally get fit. But we may get a little overzealous as we dive into new routines or hit the treadmill with vigor. This can lead to injury, which may result in…

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Winter-Proof Your Workout

Working out in the winter can give you more energy and improve your overall mood. Moderate exercise can even give your immune system a boost and keep you from catching every cold virus you encounter. Here are six tips to get started: 1. Recruit a workout buddy. A friend to regularly exercise with can motivate…

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