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Three Ways to Back on Track for the New Year

Many young adults, including myself, are just starting to return to college and may feel a little bit out-of-sync. This doesn’t just have to apply to collegiate students; this goes for everybody. Getting back into a routine is difficult after the holidays and now is the time where we start to fall off the wagon with our New Year’s resolutions. Here are a couple of quick tips that I find really help when I feel I’m in a rut.


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A Little Goes A Long Way: Study Shows Running 5 Miles A Week Adds Years to Lifespan

A new landmark study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology concluded that running as little as 5 to 10 minutes a day at speeds slower than 6 miles per hour (10:00 pace) "is associated with markedly reduced risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease." These are exciting findings that could help motivate a large number of sedentary adults to start exercising.

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