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Ask the trainer: The best time of day to exercise

"When’s the best time for exercise?"—Jack*, Waterloo, Canada Jack,There are a lot of strong opinions about the best time of day to exercise. Some claim that the morning is best because it helps...
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Ask the trainer: Exercise and stress

"How much exercise is enough to keep stress at bay?"—Sam*, San Bernardino, California Sam,Stress is a normal and natural part of life. Unfortunately, it’s not always pleasant. We can learn to better manage our...
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Sleep study: Top 10 tips for better nights

Rate this article and enter to winThe benefits of sleep have been unarguably established by science. Restful nights are strongly associated with happiness, healthy weight maintenance, reduced risk of chronic disease, and having a...
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Ask the trainer: How to start exercising

"How does a completely out-of-shape person begin to exercise regularly?"—Kylie*, Russellville, ArkansasKylie,This is a common question. Many people who consider themselves out of shape have a difficult time getting started with exercise and sticking...
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Ask the trainer: Why do I feel lightheaded when I’m exercising?

"Why do I feel lightheaded sometimes when I’m exercising?"—Jose, Palm Desert, CaliforniaHi Jose,Many things can cause lightheadedness during exercise. One of the most common causes is low blood sugar, which can result from not...
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Get up off that chair!

Here are five reasons your body loves physical activity—whether dancing, swimming, playing a sport, walking, biking, or visiting the gym: Regular exercise can act as a mental enhancer, promoting creativity. The National Institutes of...
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Iron Kids by American Academy of Pediatrics

Why we love it:Many students have questions about how to exercise correctly and safely. This app has loads of information, including instructional videos.What is it?Offering a wide range of 45-minute exercise routines, this app...