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Ask the professor: “How do you stay motivated through summer classes?”

—Jellina D., University of Victoria, British ColumbiaIf I had a magic wand, I'd brandish it near the end of each term and wish all my students a sprinkle of inspiration to get them through...
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Ask the trainer: “How do you stay motivated to work out?”

—Rachael T., University of WyomingOnce you get over the initial ugh, starting a workout program can be pretty exciting—and the motivation tends to come more easily in the beginning. But as time goes on,...

Apps + podcasts we love: Coach.me

Jason K., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaCoach.meBy Lift Worldwide“Meant to motivate people to achieve their goals, Coach.me can help you do anything from achieving small daily goals (e.g., a few minutes...
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How to have an actively awesome summer: Turn your fitness dreams into reality

Rate this article and enter to winWe tend to anticipate summer as if it’s a magical stress-free season in which we finally get to do all the things. In a recent Student Health 101...
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Motivation validation: Who and what are you here for?

Rate this article and enter to winWhy are you in school, anyway? Why we’re doing <whatever thing> is a question to ask yourself at certain points in life. If your choices don’t seem to...
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Your fall fitness fix: How & why to make it happen

Rate this article and enter to winMoving much? Ninety percent of university students say physical activity makes their life better (two-thirds said much better), according to a recent Student Health 101 survey. Consistent physical...