Tag Archives: Fitness

Do fitness trackers help you lose weight?

You have probably seen people wearing some high tech bands on their wrists over the past few years. These bands are called “fitness trackers” or “fitness wristbands.” Some popular brand names are Fitbit, Gearfit, Vivofit. They come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes depending…

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Finding Time for Fitness

Exercise is good for you – that’s a no brainer, right? But how can you fit it into your day when you’re already maxed out with school, activities and homework? Here’s how: 5 Ways for Teens to fit in 60 Minutes of Exercise per day:…

Staying Active this Summer

For many teens, the thing they are most looking forward to as the school year ends is vacation, and stress–free days. After many months of mentally exhausting work, projects, and presentations, it’s understandable why students just want to relax. Even though it’s very tempting to…

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Becoming Fit

It’s hard to think and plan for the future; I know all too well that I can hardly plan for tomorrow! However, when it comes to your physical health, the sooner you start exercising (and eating healthy), the better you’ll feel now, and the healthier…

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K’s Corner: Exercise Class, Week 4

This week’s exercise class was a little different than the previous classes. My instructor had us tell her what our favorite in-class exercises were so far, and then she incorporated them into our workout for the day. Some of our favorite exercises included: Plank twists:…

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K’s Corner: Exercise Class, Week 3

This week wasn’t bad exercise-wise. Maybe I’m in better shape? I hope so. We began the class in the usual way, with a 10 minute jog. Then the instructor had us skip around the room. There’s a difference between skipping because you’re happy or being…

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K’s Corner: Exercise Class, Week 2

This week’s exercise class was a little different. We did the usual 10 minute jog at the beginning to get warmed up, but instead of high knees and butt kicks, my instructor had us side shuffle (keep your butt down in a half squat!) for…

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K’s Corner: Being a Girl in the Weight Room

Being a girl in the weight room…  in the same room as a bunch of strong guys (or guys who think they are) was one of the scariest things I’ve had to do. I’ll admit I had my boyfriend come with me the first time to show me how…

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K’s Corner: The Motivation Problem

We all know that exercise is good for us physically, but it’s also emotionally and mentally beneficial too. However, I haven’t met one person who can say it’s easy to get motivated or easy to plan to fit in exercise. I’m going to try to…