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Just Do HIIT

It’s week six, which means midterms have descended upon UCSB. Plundering our precious reserves of brainpower, they have left us under-caffeinated, stripped of time, and quite possibly tempted to skip our workouts. That’s why it’s the perfect time to try interval training. Not only does interval training help you build […]

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SUGAR: 10 Ways It’s Ruining Your College Experience

Alcohol. Cocaine. Heroin. Sugar. Wait. Sugar? It’s not a typo. Sugar, like any drug, is addictive. This is because it triggers the release of dopamine, among other neurotransmitters, which sends signals to your brain’s reward system and make you happy. There’s a fantastic TEDed video that explains it here: UCSB […]

UCSB Students Take On Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon
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UCSB Students Take On Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon

“At the eleventh mile, there was this long steep hill. Oh my god, my legs were barely moving. Then after the hill, I just started booking it.” Second-year biology major Emily McGovern had never run a half marathon before. She had run plenty of 5 and 10Ks, but this was 13.1 miles […]

New Student Fitness Group Offers Weekly Workouts
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New Student Fitness Group Offers Weekly Workouts

Nexus Asst. News Editor Hannah Nelson talks about her experience working out with SB Fitness. The group meets every Saturday for beach runs, aerobics and plyometrics.