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FIT LIFE: Get a Grip on Health

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Not only is your ability to grab, hold, twist, pinch, and squeeze needed for many everyday tasks – it may also indicate how healthy you are and how long you will live. That’s the message from …

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FIT LIFE: Yoga 4 Change

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Movement of any type, from running to walking to standing, and yes, even fidgeting, has positive health benefits. Yoga is another type of movement that has recently become a popular way to improve wellness. And for …

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Fit Life: Plogging, the Fitness Craze That Gets You + JU in Shape

By Heather Hausenblas, PhD

Originating in Sweden in 2016, and now a global fitness trend, plogging is one part “jogging” and one part garbage “picking.” It comes with all the health benefits of jogging while at the same time cleaning …

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JU becomes Florida’s first private university to take ACHA “Healthy Campus Pledge” and join prized national network

Jacksonville University has become the first private higher education institution in Florida to commit to the goals of the American College Health Association’s “Healthy Campus Pledge” and is now part of an exclusive network of official Healthy Campus 2020 Partners.…

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FIT LIFE: Can you become addicted to tanning?

I have vivid memories of skipping high school on sunny days in June (don’t’ tell my mom) to tan with coconut baby oil on the roof of my best friend’s house. Why? Because the roof was black and would attract …

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Kinesiology students present for first time at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine conference

Kinesiology graduate and undergraduate students and their professors recently had the honor of presenting at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine conference.

The annual event, which this year was held Feb. 16-18 in Greenville, S.C., brings together more than …

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JU awarded Bronze-level status as ‘Exercise Is Medicine’ campus by global movement founder Dr. Bob Sallis

Hailing its coordinated efforts to promote physical activity as a “vital sign of health” for its students, Exercise Is Medicine global founder Dr. Bob Sallis bestowed the Bronze Level EIM Award upon Jacksonville University April 11 before a packed house …

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