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Category: Fitness

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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!

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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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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.

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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...]

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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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June 22, 2015

6 Brain Benefits of Walking

Going on regular walks does not only benefit your physical health, but also your mental health. Read more about the ways that walking has on your brain. [...]

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March 30, 2015

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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February 4, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga for the Heart

By now you’ve probably heard about the benefits of yoga, traditionally involving slow stretching of the body while focusing on meditation and breathing. But did you know it can also be an integral part of heart disease prevention and management? For one thing, yoga postures work the muscles, which is good for the heart and…

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December 29, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Cultivating a Healthier Relationship w...

Maintaining an exercise regimen has the reputation of being challenging. Hundreds of articles provide tips on how to ‘stick with it’ and many of those tips suggest that failure to stay with an exercise program is due to a behavioral fault of the participant. ‘Goal Setting’, ‘Routine’, and ‘Self-Discipline’ are common buzz words associated with…

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December 9, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Quick Workout

Sometimes it’s hard to make time for your regular workout, especially during the holidays. That’s why we’ve put together a quick workout you can do anytime and anywhere.  Quick Workout: 1 minute: Walk, March, Jog or Climb steps 1 minute: Squats 1 minute: Push Ups (or Wall Push Ups) 1 minute: Jumping Jacks (or Half…

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December 5, 2014

Runners’ Must-Have: Road ID

It's important not to throw caution to the wind while running or exercising outdoors. A Road ID is easy to carry identification for anyone who spends time outdoors. If you are involved in an accident and incapacitated, family members and friends can be contacted because in addition to carrying your name, you will be carrying the names and telephone numbers of family or friends on your wrist, ankle, shoe or around your neck....

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