Category: Fitness

Instructor and participants at a Masala Bhangra fitness class

January 12, 2018

Like Dance Workouts? Try Masala Bhangra

This class mixes Bollywood and Indian folk dance for a calorie-burning party.

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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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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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March 12, 2014

Running in the Dark

Like most runners/walkers or pet owners, Angie and I frequently run in morning or evening darkness because we simply do not have a choice. In the summer, we want to beat the heat and in the winter, there is so little evening sunlight that we have little choice other than the dreadmill, that is treadmill. So I decided to do some research to find out what runners and walkers can use to make themselves more visible to traffic. Here is a small list of items to consider:...

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UNC Chapel

August 29, 2013

Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarth...

Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period, a new study finds.

Arthritis, Fitness, Research, Wellness

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October 24, 2012

Fueling for Exercise

Post by Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. - Have you ever felt like you needed to stop in the middle of an exercise session due to weakness? Have you ever felt nauseated or light-headed after a workout? Inadequate food and fluids might be the problem...

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Stretch those muscles!

October 5, 2012

Muscle Fuzz

Post by Amy Slater - In order to move efficiently, muscles must be able to slide and glide against one another. The more you move, the more efficiently your muscles are able to move. When you go for long periods without movement, your muscles become less efficient. One of the reasons for this is that the muscle tissue actually grows fuzz that prevents them from sliding and gliding against one another...

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Man who received double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals to compete...

CHAPEL HILL - Scott Johnson has come a long, long way since September 2001, when he lay in a bed at UNC Hospitals waiting for the double-lung transplant that he needed to save his life.

Fitness, Transplants, UNC Stories

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