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Category: Fitness

Ice Skating

January 19, 2017

Health Benefits of Ice Skating

The brisk air on your face and in your lungs. The sense of flying as you glide across the ice. It’s easy to appreciate the sensation of ice skating, but are you aware of its many mental and physical health benefits? Some may surprise you. Ice Skate for Stress Relief Ice skating forces you to…

Fitness, Health

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December 14, 2016

Take Advantage of Winter Exercise Options in Raleigh, NC

When winter comes to Raleigh, exercising on outdoor trails remains an option for much of the season. Sure, some cold, nasty days make the gym the only option. But plenty of mild days make winter in the North Carolina Piedmont pleasant. Outside activity remains a viable way to keep your heart healthy. Certified Trainer and REX Wellness…

Fitness

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September 15, 2016

Lessons from a Mock Triathlon

In preparation for the Knightdale Sprint Triathlon, we hosted a mock triathlon. However, this year I went from instructor to student because several members taught me something new about the sport of triathlon. [Read more...]

Fitness

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July 29, 2016

Making the Gym Part of Your Lifestyle

Rodney Jenkins, a group exercise instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner, walks us through the best reasons for why we should make exercising at the gym part of our everyday lifestyle.

Fitness

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July 29, 2016

Making the Gym Part of Your Lifestyle

Rodney Jenkins, a group exercise instructor at the REX Wellness Center of Garner, walks us through the best reasons for why we should make exercising at the gym part of our everyday lifestyle.

Fitness

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June 2, 2016

Exercising Safely with Asthma

Regular activity can help strengthen your heart and lungs, relieving asthma symptoms. Follow these steps to exercise safely with asthma...

Fitness, Health

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a couple running together on a sunny day, under trees

March 24, 2016

Aging well: 4 simple ways to stay fit

Feel like you’re physically unable to exercise? Or just don’t have the time? Read about the four easy ways you can fit activity in your day!

Fitness

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February 22, 2016

Staying Active During Pregnancy

Read the benefits on exercising during pregnancy and learn new tips on how to stay active safely.

Fitness, Health

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UNC Chapel

January 21, 2016

Endurance and Outreach in Hillsborough

In the past two years, Monica Oliver, MBA, of Hillsborough Hospital, has challenged herself physically and professionally. In January, she was featured on the cover of Endurance Magazine. Soon she will lead the Hillsborough Hospital’s chapter of Girls on the Run, which is open to Hillsborough-area middle-schoolers.

Fitness, UNC Stories, Wellness

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December 30, 2015

Winter-Proof Your Workout

Don't let the lazy winter days keep you from maintaining a healthy exercise routine! Here are five easy steps for a winter-proof workout.

Fitness

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November 4, 2015

Reaching the Finish Line: Beach2Battleship Half-Iron Distance Triat...

Theresa Pearce, a member of the Rex Wellness Center of Garner shares her story about her experiences in two half-iron distance triathlons and achieving her ultimate goal at the Beach to Battleship race in Wilmington, NC. [Read more...]

Fitness

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Images of bones stained with osmium. Left: bone fat decreased due to exercise. Right: bones of mice on high dose of rosiglitazone. Far right image shows decrease in bone fat due to exercise.

September 8, 2015

Diabetes drug boosts bone fat and fracture risk; exercise can parti...

A new UNC School of Medicine study visualizes the dramatic influence of a diabetes drug on bone health and the benefit of exercise in mice.

Diabetes, Fitness, Orthopedics, Research, Treatment

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