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Category: Health & Fitness

The Power of Optimism

By Matt Long, M.A., M.Ed.
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You know you are in deep trouble; so you face the brutal facts of the challenge you’re facing. But at the same time you feel deeply that you will prevail. This quote comes from James Stockdale, a…

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“The Ripples Are Big”: Storying the Impact of Doping in Sport Beyond the Sanctioned Athlete

By Dr. Kelsey Erickson
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Recent doping allegations within track and field include systemic doping (e.g. Russian Athletics), corrupt administration (e.g. the International Association of Athletics Federation; IAAF), and leaked…

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Tips for Exercise Success

By Michele Kerulis
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Struggling to stay on track with your exercise plan? Michele Kerulis offers three tips to help keep you active and reach your health and fitness goals.

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Exercise Adherence Tips

By AASP
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As many as 80% of people who begin an exercise program do not stick with it. While initially, many people are motivated to begin an exercise program. It even can be fun. But what does it take to stay…

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Body Image and Physical Activity

By Christy Greenleaf
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What is Body Image? Body image refers to the thoughts, feelings, and perceptions you have about your body appearance and shape. How Does Body Image Influence Physical Activity? How you feel…

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When Building Muscle Turns into Muscle Dysmorphia

By Jennifer J. Waldron
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In today’s world, action figures, men’s magazines, television shows, and movies often portray the ideal body for men. The ideal body for men is “V-shaped” with muscular arms, a broad chest,…

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Stress Management Tips for Good Health

By Aaron Moffett
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Following simple stress management tips can improve your health. Stress has been related to health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, ulcers, migraines, and sleeping problems or disorders.…

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Disordered Eating in Athletes: Understanding the Basics and What We Can Do About It

By Dana K. Voelker
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Disordered eating encompasses a wide range of problematic eating attitudes, behaviors and body image distortions that adversely impact physical and psychological health. Unfortunately, student-…

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