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FitnessU: Stretching it

Rate this article and enter to winStretching: It’s an important part of any fitness routine, research shows. Some may think this is obvious. But really, it’s important to take stretching (before and after a...
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Ask the trainer: “For someone who has never worked out, where is the best...

"For someone who has never worked out, where is the best place to start?"—Kerriene E., Southern Alberta Institute of TechnologyWe know exercise is good for us, with long-term benefits (e.g., stronger bones and lower...
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Ask the trainer: How can I avoid soreness after a workout?

—Emi D., Wheaton College, MassachusettsWorking out generally makes us feel great. However, sometimes after a workout, we experience muscle soreness for a few days. Physical activity, specifically eccentric contractions (the lengthening phase of muscle...
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Master your muscle groups: Exercises to build strength this summer

Rate this article and enter to winAh, summer is almost here. It’s finally the perfect time of year to spend the afternoons and weekends outside, playing sports, hiking, or just enjoying the weather with...