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What’s Life Without Adventure?

Sometimes getting ourselves to the gym can be a redundant routine which we may eventually begin to loath. Hiking is a great alternative if you need a change in scenery or are seeking a little adventure. What’s not to love about the great views, fresh air, and sounds of nature? And even better, there’s physiological benefits to hiking! Head for …

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Wait…I’m Exercising Right Now?

Look – I get it. Not everyone likes to workout. To some, exercise feels like a chore…and a bore. However, getting in daily physical activity is vital for one’s mental, physical, and emotional health. So how do we find a way around this dilemma? Exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise! Summer time is the perfect opportunity to get up, get moving, and …

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SUP Dude?!

Here at Get Up and Do Something, we’re all about finding ways to get active and healthy in an innovative and interesting manner. Because let’s face it, sweating it out in the gym isn’t always sunshine and daisies. Fitness can (and should) be fun sometimes! Luckily, summer is the perfect time to get up, get moving, and stay active. One of my …

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Ask the Trainer: Episode 1 – Cardio or Weights First?

Did you just start your fitness journey? Or are you thinking about getting started? If so, you might have a couple (or a ton) of questions about working out, exercise, and gym routines. This is totally normal! We all have to start somewhere – right? That’s why we’ve rounded up the most popular fitness related questions we get asked. Over …

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Exercise Addiction: How Much is Too Much?

What exactly is “exercise addiction”? How do you know when you’ve crossed the line between a daily routine and obsession? While exercise has been associated with a slew of health benefits, there are also serious potential health problems that result from regularly overdoing it at the gym. Exercise Addiction Defined Exercise addiction is a compulsive disorder in which a person …

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Sore Back? Build a Strong Core

Do you ever feel that aching, tired, sore feeling in your lower back? Maybe you feel it when you’ve been sitting at your desk for too long, or even standing without support may trigger you. If you have lower back pain, that soreness right at the lower curve of your spine, you’re not alone. According to the NIH, 80% of …

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What Running Taught Me

Either you’re a runner or you’re not. Either you love running or you hate it. I have always, for as long as I can remember have hated it. It’s likely this hatred stems from my young days of sports practice (which I also always hated). Some coach was always making us do sprints or some crazy route around the field. …

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Cortisol-Conscious Workouts

What in the heck is cortisol anyways? Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands that acts as “nature’s alarm system.” It’s the main stress hormone in the body that works with certain parts of their brain to control mood, motivation and fear. It also plays an important role in how your body uses macronutrients, keeps inflammation down, …

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Got A Kink in Your Neck?

Let’s face it-as students and office workers, we’re sitting entirely too much. Sitting all day not only increases risk for obesity, but also puts majority of the working population at risk for back pain, poor posture, leg cramping and tense muscles. Here are a few simple exercises you can do to relieve that annoying kink in your neck. First things …

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How Does Exercise Affect Sleep?

Is it just me or does anyone notice they sleep better when they’ve gotten a good workout in that day? The more I move around throughout the day, and especially if I’ve had a good gym session, the better I seem to sleep. This has even been enough to get me to the gym on the days when I want …

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