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10 FYIs on STIs: Everything you ever (and never) wanted to know

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All-in-one workouts: How to build strength, stamina, and flexibility anywhere

Rate this article and enter to winCollege students need workouts that efficiently combine our multiple goals: strength, stamina, and flexibility. And we need on-the-go options.As a personal trainer (in addition, I’m studying exercise science...
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Your core is key: How to build abdominal and back strength

Rate this article and enter to win“Let’s do a core workout today.” “Isolate those core muscles!” “Whew! My core is sore.”I hear one of these statements, or something similar, every time I go to...
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Fact-check the flu: Immunize yourself against the myths

Rate this article and enter to winThe flu spreads rapidly among students—and so do myths and misunderstandings about what the flu means for them and how to avoid it. We asked a leading expert...
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Short & sweat: 5 reasons to ramp up your workout

Rate this article and enter to winAn hour of running or rowing does awesome things to our bodies and minds. But what if we don’t have an hour? What if we could achieve those...
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Self-care quiz: How to avoid what’s going around

Rate this article and enter to winDelivering chicken soup to your roommate who’s been throwing up? Sitting in a lecture hall with a coughing classmate? Wondering why you’re under pressure to get a flu...
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Team up: Why working out in groups work

Rate this article and enter to winHaving trouble sticking to your power-walk schedule? If you don’t have a workout buddy or group, it’s time.College students love the buddy systemWhat are college students’ top motivators...
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Vaping: What we know so far — & what we don’t

Rate this article and enter to winWhen e-cigarettes hit the market 10 years ago, they were advertised as a clean, safe alternative to traditional smoking. To some extent, that’s likely true; they do seem...
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Ask the trainer: How do I gain confidence to go to the gym?

“How do I gain enough confidence to go to the gym?”—Blake M.*, Santa Clara University, CaliforniaGaining enough confidence to start going to the gym could be one of the best things you do for...
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Workoutdoors

Where do you like your cardio—outdoors or at the gym? People who run outdoors push themselves harder, on average, than the treadmill crowd, according to a classic study in the Journal of Sports Science (1996). The...