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How to Stay Connected While Social Distancing

Social distancing can be a difficult time for those who want to stay connected with friends and family. Luckily, in the age of technology, it is easy to keep in touch and be social while staying at home. For those who are still in school and have moved to online classes, or those working from home who have participated in video conferences, have probably heard of the app Zoom. According to the official Zoom website, "an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems." Basically, Zoom is a desktop and mobile app that allows multiple people to video chat with one another. Zoom is a great platform...

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How to Stay Productive While Quarantined at Home

During this current global pandemic, most of the country's workforce has either been laid off from work, or advised to work from home. While this can be a drastic change in routine for many people, there are ways to make the most of your time. Below are tips on how to make the most of your time at home: Keep a daily routine In an article published on FastCompany.com, the author, Elizabeth Grace Saunders, recommends "setting your hours." Basically, if you treat your days and nights as if you have normal work hours during the day, and you are preparing for work the next morning, you will be more likely to stick to daily tasks. For example, if your normal work...

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Dorm Room Workouts

Are you trying to stay in shape at school? Is the school gym just too far away or too intimidating? A lot of students feel like that! Luckily there are some pretty easy workouts you can do in your dorm room to keep in shape. Squats Are Your Best Friend If you stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and sit your hips until your legs are at a right angle, you can increase the strength and tone your calves, thighs, and butt! Remember to keep your chest up, bending it forward doesn’t help you and makes the workout less difficult. If you cheat a workout you only cheat yourself out of results! Squats are pretty standards so doing 10 reps...

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Trade Cardio for PiYo

Does cardio do more damage than good for you? Is it a pain in the neck to get through? Does cardio leave you more exhausted than it should? Try PiYo! PiYo is a blend of Pilates and yoga, and it could be one of the best ways to tone your body. “Erin Scott, a PiYo Instructor and Master Trainer with Beachbody LIVE, adds that […] ‘Consistent practice in PiYo increases core strength, overall strength, stability, and flexibility,’” which are everyday needs. It is described as adding the “muscle sculpting of Pilates”, with the “flexibility of yoga”, and a consistent fluid movement between positions. What Do I Do? Every exercise needs a warm up, something to get your muscles ready for the stress you’re about to put them...

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Is It A Go for Keto?

The Ketogenic Diet has become increasingly popular in the last few years, with it being hailed as the “most effective way” to lose weight. Some have even claimed that it reverses the effects of type 2 diabetes. But, does it live up to the title of the “perfect diet”? What Is It? It is a low carb, high fat diet that burns fat at a very fast pace. The basic breakdown is this: your body produces fuel molecules known as “ketones”. They are produced when eating very few carbs and moderate amounts of protein (ketosis). Your brain runs on glucose or ketones, meaning eating this diet just produces more fuel for your brain to run on. That in turn gives...

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