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Getting a pulse on your heart rate

Keeping track of your heart rate is a great way to assess your overall health. It helps you gauge how strong your heart is and note improvements.To measure manually: Find your pulse on the inside...
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Basic foam rolling techniques

%CODE1%Foam roller FAQWhat’s a foam roller?Lightweight cylinders made of foam. They come in many degrees of firmness, often white and blue coloured rollers are softer while black is firmer. Foam rollers are available to...
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Fame vs. science: Which drives your health choices?

Rate this article and enter to winHere’s a question I ask myself whenever I sit down to write a news article about recombinant DNA: How would Scott Disick word it? Sure, he’s had some...
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Add more activity to your day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week, plus regular strength-training activities.By exercising for 10 minutes,...
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FitnessU: Kick It By Eliza™

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Run for your life (literally): You gave us 7 ways fitness fixes (almost) everything

Rate this article and enter to win Creativity: Artistic expression and creativity Emotional fix: I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say it has saved my life Survival: Rule #1 of the zombie apocalypse: cardio Opportunities: A soccer scholarship Physical upgrade: Mobile for longer, maybe without...
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Bicep curls

%CODE1%Dumbbell Shoulder Press In a seated position, hold the dumbbells so that they are just above your shoulders. Press the weights up until your arms are straight overhead, then bring them down to...
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Cardio kick-boxing

%CODE1%Directions: Begin with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and your toes pointing out. Bend your knees so they’re right over your toes and sink down into your hips. As...
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Study intervals

%CODE1%Standing Knee & Hip Flexion: Bend one knee so that the heel comes towards the buttocks. Maintain this bend as you raise the knee as high as possible, shortening the angle between the thigh...
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Your vaccination guide: Which ones you need, what they do, and where to get...

Rate this article and enter to winIn college, more than just your class schedule and study habits shift—for many students, college is a time to start taking control of your own health care. Instead...