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Cardio versus cardio: The best cardio to melt away fat
Getting rid of fat may not be as easy as you think, but it's not impossible. Read more

Top three exercises done wrong
While it is possible to move your body in multiple ways, there are definitely safer and more efficient movements that will help you improve in multiple areas and prevent injury. Read more

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Top seven exercises done wrong
Ití'at look really complicated, making the exerciser look like they are working really hard, and a great caption with a bunch of related and totally unrelated hashtags. Read more

Pre and post-workout eating
Should you drink a protein shake? Should you workout on an empty stomach? Do you need pre-workout supplements? Read more

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All about core training
When you hear core exercises, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is ab exercises and you would be correct... almost. Read more

Female fitness YouTubers you should be watching
Losing weight and getting in shape is a tough journey and may make you feel like you're the only one out there. Read more

Tips to keep fitness motivated this winter
It's no question that staying indoors during a cold and snowy evening is more enticing than a walk in a park, or even finding the strength to scrape the ice off your windshield to go see friends. Read more

Three reasons difficult things are good for your health and well-being
Working out might be intimidating at first, but pushing yourself to try something new can really make a positive impact for yourself and those around you. Read more

The debate about women's-only gyms
It's around that time of year again where people are frantically joining gyms to keep up with their New Year's resolutions. Read more

How dance can improve self-confidence
The art form of dance has so much to offer, with a variety of styles that can change you physically and even mentally. Read more

Tips and tricks on keeping resolutions
Keeping up with your New Year's resolutions can be difficult, but there are steps one can take to help keep going the whole year. Read more

How to start a fitness routine this year
Learn the foundations to starting your own fitness routine this year. Uncover ways to set goals, what to look for, and supplement breakdown. Read more

Stop hating on New Year's resolutions
Many people have negative opinions about New Year's resolutions and find that they often do not last more than a couple of months. However, that does not mean that people should stop making resolutions to better their lives. Read more

What's the perfect bottle for you?
Nowadays, customized water bottles are increasing in popularity because of the multi-functional purposes they have, which are used best for different activities. There is a bottle out there for about everything, but what's the best water bottle for your workout? Read more

Deskercise: Getting active while sitting
Going out to exercise is key to keeping in shape, but for those who don't have the time to do so there are other ways to workout without ever leaving your seat. Read more

Etiquette at the gym
Regardless of what gym you go to there will always be certain people that get on your nerves without even realizing it. If no one bothers you at the gym, there is a good chance that maybe you are the annoying one. Read more

Active playlist
Music sets the mood for anything: gym-goers deserve good music to accompany them on their transformative journey. Interrobang curated a small collection based on a few popular genres of music. Read more

Staying active as a student
It's extremely hard trying to lead a healthy lifestyle as a post-secondary student. The two concepts just don't line up very well and one of the most difficult aspects of this is finding the time and energy to exercise and stay in shape. Read more

Equipment to get a good workout from home
Working out is a wonderful stress reliever that also has great effects on your physical health. However, not everyone has time and or the money for a gym membership. Read more

Five apps for weight loss
There is an app for everything and weight loss and fitness is no exception. Having some of the tools you'll need to achieve your fitness goals in your pocket will help keep you on track. Read more

Five Christmas gifts for your gym rat
The perfect holiday gift is both practical and personal. If you're looking for gift ideas for someone who basically lives at the gym, we have a few suggestions that just might take their fitness goals to the next level. Read more

Health and Fitness: Six reasons doing difficult things is good for your health and well-being
You are not alone. Everyone on the planet has or will encounter something difficult in their lives that they don't want to do, have a fear of or the mere thought of it makes them anxious. Read more

Five habits that cause you to gain weight
There are many different reasons why someone may be gaining a bit too much weight. These five reasons may help pinpoint why you've gained those few extra pounds. Read more

Health and Fitness: Keeping fitness fun during the Halloween season
Boo! Don't lose your wits and your will this Halloween season. Be prepared for the costumes, parties, pumpkin picking and charging through the haunted houses like a pro. Read more

Health and Fitness: Learning about Group Exercise
When you are lacking motivation in the gym, having a workout buddy is a great way to uplift your willpower and keep you on track. Read more

Yoga: a way of life
Yoga, although misconceived as just a form of physical exercise that is too slow for a lot of people's liking, is a form of exercise that works towards not just achieving personal fitness goals, but also experiencing the movements and achieving. Read more

Fun and Fitness: Working out during the school year
Finding a good balance between academia, friends, family and staying active can be a challenge, but folks at the Fanshawe Student Wellness Centre are here to help you fit some fitness into your schedule. Read more

Health and Fitness: Use it or lose it
Starting something new is never easy, but starting over can be worse. When you take time off or not consistently training, your muscles atrophy (muscle cells shrink) and your motor neurons begin to 'forget' the action they need to do. Read more

Health and Fitness: Put your back into it
Your back needs your care and attention. With so many muscles extending to and from your back, this is the epicenter of movement and posture for your body. Read more

Health and Fitness: What to do when you're about to eat your stress away
You need to study right now, but instead you find yourself in the kitchen staring into the refrigerator hoping the eating will make you smarter for your big test tomorrow. Read more

Health and Fitness: Getting back on track for a healthier lifestyle
You ate, drank and were merry until your cheeks lit up like cherries, so now it's time to bring that excitement back to the gym. Ditch the New Year's Resolutions and instead opt for living in the present moment of how you feel today. Read more

Old school, new school or at school: the best value for workouts
The much anticipated Wellness and Fitness Centre is the place to be for working out. I's one of a kind for a post-secondary campus, featuring a three story rock wall two floors of exercise equipment. Read more

Gym etiquette 101
Almost every, if not all gym goers have experienced this feeling, the uncertainty behind how to act when in the gym environment. Read more

Staying Active on a $mall Budget
Volunteering at the humane society, checking out local ads for fitness events, walking, using YouTube as a personal fitness instructor, taking advantage of guest gym memberships and MacGyver-ing your own gym are way to stay active on a small budget.  Read more

"Yoga"na wanna try these stretches
Stretches are an essential part of your workout. They energize and restore muscles to prevent injuries. Incorporating some stretches into your routine, especially after you workout will help release tension, elongate your frame and improve flexibility. Read more

Cardio or weight training, the choice is yours
There is a constant debate on what the best type of exercise is for your body, what will help you burn the most calories, make you leaner, etc. Despite the ongoing debate, people who exercise regularly can still find it difficult to navigate through all the quackery. Read more

Health and Fitness: Healthy Holidays
This time of year, it's easy to hang up your health and fitness goals and say, I'll get back to it in the New Year. It may seem easy, but it actually makes it 10 times harder in January. Read more

Health and Fitness: Get active with a purpose
Be S.M.A.R.T. about your fitness. Everyone has a reason for taking up a fitness regime. Among the top three are: To get big muscles/stronger, to lose weight and to just improve upon current fitness level. Read more

Group fitness isn't as bad as it seems
The vibe of group exercise now is to come and enjoy working out in this 30-90 minute class, get your sweat on, meet new or hang with old friends and have a blast while listening to great music and a dynamite instructor. Read more

Health and Fitness: Taking care of your mind, body and soul while in school
Starting school again can be overwhelming, but making the time to take care of your mind, body and soul will help you have a positive and less stressful year. Read more

Don't know what to do this summer? Take a hike!
It's time to dust off your running shoes and turn off your TV. Summer is here, which means it's time to get outside and explore the beauty that is nature. Read more

Health & Fitness: Gym-free summer activities
The new Wellness and Fitness Centre at Fanshawe is a great place to be this summer to beat the heat, however if you're like me, you've been itching to soak up some rays or some fresh air and outdoor fun. Read more

Fanshawe Wellness and Fitness Centre open for business
Fanshawe welcomed its students into the new Wellness and Fitness centre with a soft launch on May 8. The three-story centre, located in J building, has been under construction for roughly two years. Read more

What happens to fat when you exercise?
There's a fire inside all of us that unleashes when we exercise called endorphins or adrenaline. You start to feel every artery pulsing, heartrate rising, veins circulating with warm blood. Read more

Put a little sprung into this spring
Strength is improved generally by lifting more weight, but what about power? What about bone health? Why does this matter? Read more

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Exercises to help you out of you mid-semester lull
Need a mid-semester pick-me-up? This always seems to be that time of year when reality sets in (more studying, more stress) and resolutions are long gone. Read more

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Love your body
If you treat your body badly, then it will respond the same way. Of course, there are variables that we can't or have little control over. So take a look at what you can control and work with it. Read more

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Run a 10K in 12 weeks
I used to say I wasn't a runner and there was a time that was true. Running is not for everyone, but let me tell you, when I started getting more serious about it and ran in my first race, I was hooked. Read more

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Top 10 things fit people do
Ever wonder why some people just seem to be effortlessly fit? Trust me, it is no small feat. Most of us have to work really hard, but some of us have made it so part of our lifestyle that it's normal to us. Read more

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Winter workout wow
Hot cocoa is for amateurs; if you really want to heat things up, get to the gym and get your sweat on. If you are not sure what to do, then make an appointment with a trainer and figure out all your options. Read more

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Holiday holdout
Holdout on the holiday weight gain and try this four-day routine. Repeat every four days or add an active rest day; for example, go for a walk, sledding, skating, etc. Read more

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Forest City living up to its name: London's top four hikes, parks and trails
As October is coming to an end and school starts to get a tad stressful, the perfect way to ease your mind and get some exercise is going for a hike, and students should be happy to know that the forest city has lots to offer. Read more

"I'm not like other sports" alternative sports said
Don't like to dribble a ball, shoot a puck, or whatever activities active people are doing these days? Sometimes all people need is an ounce of creativity to spice up the thought of being active through sports outside of the classic basketball or baseball routines. Read more

Get Apptive
Living a healthy lifestyle is sometimes easier said than done. Whether it's a lack of free time in the day or finding motivation to get off the couch, today's apps are making it easier for students to get active. Read more

Yoga: A way of life
Yoga, although misconceived as just a form of physical exercise that is too slow for a lot of people's liking, is a form of exercise that works towards not just achieving personal fitness goals, but also experiencing the movements and achieving equilibrium in the brain. Read more

Medpointing you in the right direction
The school year is undeniably the most stressful time of the year. There's so much to do and such little time to stay active and stress-free. It's easier to pass time by browsing social networks like Instagram or Twitter, but is this a wise way to spend your days? Read more

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The benefits of group exercise
Group exercise classes have existed for centuries, but the evolution of the way they are delivered has changed extensively, even in just the past 20 years. Read more

Gym membership: Helping your wallet and your health
Gym memberships are a good way to manage stressors and make sure you stay active, even on a busy schedule. Read more

Relieving the mind through working the body
Mind, body and soul, you can't have one without the others; if the body isn't at peace, the mind isn't in one piece either. Read more

Running from mental illness
Karen Nixon Carroll, Fitness 101 program manager and trainer at Fanshawe, explained how physical activity works hand-in-hand with improving mental functioning and decreases symptoms of diagnosed mental illnesses. Read more

Stretching makes walking after a hard workout actually possible
Some of you may have been told to stretch at the beginning of your workout. This is okay, but there is a right way and a wrong way. Read more

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