What's SUP: Stand-Up Paddling Trending as Core Strength Activity

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Stand-up Paddle Boarding, knows as SUP, has grown in popularity in recent years. It's known for its ability to help build core strength -- also known as your body's "powerhouse." So, what's up with SUP?

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American Council of Exercise Says When it Comes to Abs: Keep Your Money

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Do you need special equipment to train your abdominal muscles? The American Council of Exercise (ACE) says "no."

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Signs of Weak Core Strength

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It's all in the middle -- of your body. Here's how a few ways to know if core strength is one of your weaknesses. 

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Is Weight Loss Really a Good Goal?

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Laura Sexton, registered dietician at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, wants us to avoid the hype and ask ourselves three important questions.

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America's Walking Offers 3-minute Stretch Routine

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After a walk is a great time to stretch. The PBS series "America's Walking" offers a quick, post-walk routine to stretch out your warmed-up muscles.

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Lifestyle Change: Is It Skill or Will?

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The American Psychological Association answers the question on whether willpower is learned or inherent.

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Put Your Smart Phone to Work with Fitness and Nutrition Apps

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Fitness Files guest blogger Laura Sexton encourages us to find support for our health and fitness goals. Here's a list of apps that can help. 

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Basic Stretches from the Mayo Clinic

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The Mayo Clinic has upper and lower body stretches to help you maintain your range of motion.

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Yoga Journey Takes Instructor to Kenya

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Michelle Johnson talked about how yoga can help us quiet the mind and deal with the stress and distraction of everyday life in our pursuit of fitness. But this North Carolina-based instructor takes her yoga practice all the way to Kenya as an ambassador in the Yoga in Africa project and shares a few her poses in this beautiful place.

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Helping Girls Stay on the Right Track

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Girls on the Run's mission is to help girls be "joyful, healthy and confident." Learn more about this non-profit organization that blends physical activity with character development for girls aged 8 to 13 and find a chapter near you.

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Three Reasons to Break Out into a Run (or at least a walk)

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If you're looking for that extra incentive to put on your running shoes and hit the road or trail, here are three really great ways to enjoy a race here in North Carolina.

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The 29 Most Incredible Themed Races of 2014

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Raleigh's Krispy Kreme Challenge makes this list of themed races.

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You Don't Need a Gym to Exercise

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Just starting out? Looking for a workout you can do outside of the gym? Becca Batttaglini, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Director of Lifetime Fitness suggest this workout plan to get you started at home with little or no equipment – just a floor and, if you choose, a mat.

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