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Trending! Four Fitness Trends for Spring and Summer 2014

Every now and then a new and improved way to exercise emerges and soon everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. We want to keep up to date and we want our exercise to be fun! There are ten-minute workouts, fitness DVDs, exercises to do while at your desk or on the go. So instead of the usual drills at the gym, we tried different things like Zumba, spinning and P90x. Some of these novelties stick around for a while and gain a great following while others are just fads that are forgotten when the next new thing comes around. Recently, there has been a wave of the latest and greatest fitness trends to hit the scene.

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Obesity Associated with Lower Academic Achievement in Teenage Girls, Says New Study

It seems like every week new research is released about the far-reaching negative effects of childhood obesity. Now, British researchers have found a correlation between obesity in teen girls and poor performance in the classroom.

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#TeamWSFinSochi Ready to Take On Paralympic Games

Alana Nichols of USA competes in the Women's Sitting Giant Slalom during Day 5 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympics at Whistler Creekside on March 16, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games may have ended days ago but the fun and excitement isn’t over just yet. On Friday, March 7, the 2014 Sochi Paralymic Games will kick off followed by nine days of inspiring competition. We are proud to share three #TeamWSFinSochi athletes from the WSF Family who will be competing in the Sochi Paralympics. Read on the learn more.

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Get Girls Active, Part 5: Stick With It! Reinforcing Participation and Interest

Once you have a girl involved with physical activity, it's important to maintain and develop her interests. As most of us know, pre-teens and teens can get easily bored and need some variation and incentive to stay engaged. Plus, it's important that girls develop a lifelong love of being active. Women who are active in sports and recreational activities as girls feel greater confidence in their physical and social selves than those who were sedentary as kids.

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Get Girls Active, Part Four: Buddy Up: The Importance of Teamwork

The most important thing you can do to inspire a girl is to make everything a team effort. A girl is more likely to be active if her parent, guardian or other key adult in her life is active. Let her see you working out, sweating and making physical activity part of your life. Be a real-life hero as she sees you jogging that extra lap, attempting that 3-point shot, striking that yoga pose. There are a number of ways you can emphasize that you are in this together.

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