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Getting Started: Workouts You Can Do At Home: Getting Started: Workouts You Can Do At Home

In light of the situation happening across the nation this Spring, it’s easy to want to skip the gym to stay home. There are still ways you can get a great workout without even leaving the comfort of your home!

There are many online resources to help guide you through your home workout, and YouTube is a great place to find them. Often, you can search for the duration you wish to workout, or for the specific muscle group you’re wanting to train that day. Personal Trainers will walk you through step by step (literally) for no cost! Most people aren’t going to have the same types of equipment in their homes as a fitness facility has, but there are ways to improvise. By doing a bodyweight workout, you’re still burning the calories and toning up, rather than bulking your muscles with weights. For some examples of exercises that can be easily translated into the home, keep reading!

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Staying in WV for Spring Break: Staying in WV for Spring Break

Social distancing? Go for a hike!

West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states during the Springtime, just ask any native here! With the recent situation, it’s best to stay away from people, what better way than going into the mountains! When the trees and flowers begin to bloom there is no other place to be. One spectacular flower that makes the area come alive is the state flower, the Rhododendron flower, and its beautiful leaves are a spectacle to see here in West Virginia during spring.

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A Good Book Makes The Best Company: A Good Book Makes The Best Company

Avoiding the feeling of loneliness during this stressful time can be a huge task by itself, but reading can help you relieve stress and feel connected with others.

During this unprecedented time, those who are stuck at home can feel confined and lonely. Especially for those who live by themselves, the lack of social interaction can feel devastating. Luckily, a great way to feel connected and zoned out from the stressors of the world is right at your fingertips– and likely laying around your home!

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How Sleep, Or Lack Of It, Affects Your Exercise Routine: How Sleep, Or Lack Of It, Affects Your Exercise Routine

Sleep Deprivation Might Play A Bigger Role In Fitness Than You’d Think

Your performance in the weight room can yield positive results. But your actions outside of the gym can make or break your fitness journey. Your diet and sleep cycle can have a large impact on gains made in the gym. Although it is recommended that college students sleep at least 8 hours every night (Harvard Health), that is not the reality for many college students. Many students are constantly sleep-deprived, which can negatively impact their exercise routines.

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Staying in Shape While Staying at Home: Staying in Shape While Staying at Home

When boredom strikes, here are a few workout ideas!

The closing of gyms and recreation centers in the United States has led to gym fanatics not knowing what to do. Exercising at home may seem boring and finding something to do may not always be so easy. There are many workout solutions to stay in shape by doing simple exercises at your house. Doing these workouts can help you stay healthy and happy. Whether you are looking to do circuit exercises or yoga, there are many options for you to choose from.

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Getting Started: Muscle Groups 101: Getting Started: Muscle Groups 101

Need help figuring out what the different muscle groups are? Look no further!

When you decide you want to start strength training, it is important to make a plan of what muscle groups you’ll be focusing on any given day. This will help prevent muscle fatigue, which is caused by overworking your muscles and not giving them the rest they need to perform. Want to find out what muscle groups are best trained together? Keep reading!

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Getting Started: Navigating the Gym: Getting Started: Navigating the Gym

We get it– going to the gym for the first time can be intimidating. We can help!

Without a clear plan of what to do in the gym, many people will wander around not accomplishing much. You can beat the gym-timidation and go into any facility with confidence by having an idea of what you’ll do that day and the layout of the gym.

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