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Under Armour HealthBox includes major items you need to help get in shape

Are you serious about getting in shape? The Under Armour HealthBox gives you all the technology you need in one package to begin training smarter and tracking your results. The HealthBox comes with a UA Band, which measures sleep, resting heart rate and steps, among other things. It's paired with a heart-rate monitor, which will help you in adhering to planned workouts and measuring the intensity of your exercise. You'll also receive a digital scale to track your weight and body fat percentage. All three items are tied to a MyFitnessPal app, which is used through your smartphone.

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Wina Sturgeon: Be mindful of the muscles you're training

There are 640 different muscles in the human body. It's best to think of the human body - your body - as having two kinds of muscle. One kind is bump muscle, such as the biceps of the upper arm or the quadriceps of the thigh. The other is sheet muscle, large and thin, found in the core.

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The lazy girl's guide to slimming down without hitting the gym

It's hard to find the time to work out. And there's something about sitting at a desk day in and day out that makes me feel even less motivated. Sure, I walk to and from the subway and climb my friends' fifth-floor walk-ups, but after nine desk-bound hours (and more snacks than I'd care to admit), it feels impossible to make it to the gym. In fact, a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the benefits of exercise can be stunted if you spent the rest of your day sitting still.

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Oyster ‘highway’ along New River gains support

Creatures with feathers, fur or scales benefit from the habitat preservation efforts of the N.C. Wildlife Habitat Foundation on land and in freshwater from the mountains to the coast. Soon, those efforts will dip into salty waters to aid creatures congregating on oyster beds, including the hard-shelled creatures themselves.

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Fishing buddies catch bass at Sutton Lake

Two anglers taking advantage of a sunny, 72-degree morning had launched a 14-foot Lowe aluminum johnboat at the Sutton Lake Boating Access Area. Motoring a few hundred yards southwest, they found some good fishing near the mouth of the L.V. Sutton power generation plant’s hot water discharge canal. “I have caught six bass so far,” said Larry Walpole.

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Lightspur makes is easier to run in the dark

With temperatures warming up, you're more likely to go outside for a run or bike ride. But daylight is still at a premium, meaning that if you want to exercise before or after work, you still have to deal with the darkness. The Nathan LightSpur RX is a relatively inexpensive way to help ensure that you're seen while exercising in the darkness. The very bright LED lights, which resemble high-tech spurs, attach easily to your shoes. You can change the color to red, green or blue, and choose either a constant light or a strobe setting.

Videos

Orange alligator spotted in South Carolina, nicknamed 'Trump-A-Gator'

An orange alligator was spotted in Hanahan, S.C. Josh Zalabak at the South Carolina Aquarium says his orange color is not natural, and it might be caused by a variety of factors. In the meanwhile, neighbors have dubbed the him the "Trump-A-Gator."
Video by WCBD via AP, Photo by AP
Orange alligator spotted in South Carolina, nicknamed 'Trump-A-Gator' 0:45

Orange alligator spotted in South Carolina, nicknamed 'Trump-A-Gator'

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen 0:47

Car-sized sea creature surprises South Carolina fishermen

How is a blade born in N.C.? Find out, with A. Sharpe knife 2:10

How is a blade born in N.C.? Find out, with A. Sharpe knife

Great white shark caught and released off Hilton Head 1:19

Great white shark caught and released off Hilton Head