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Text: Evgenia Skvortsova When going to the gym, it is important not to overdo it. Physical activity brings pleasure and makes us healthier, but not everyone, even a completely healthy body, is able to withstand this or that load. To determine which types of activity are useful and safe, a sports check-up is carried out, or a screening - this is what replaces the usual examination with a doctor at a fitness club.

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WE CONTINUE TO TELL ABOUT worthy accounts in social networks through which you can view the whole world. Plus-size women still have to prove something to society: a little more rounded than the standard models, over time, they began to be perceived more positively, but women are still larger and still face body-shaming.

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Whoever the child never tried to imitate the Musketeers or Zorro, even on baguettes, he did not have a heart or at least a childhood. But seriously, we can not imagine the same fabulous - immediately recollected heroes and a few heroines of fairy tales and movies - and an elegant way to dilute a sedentary lifestyle, like practicing fencing.

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Changing lifestyles from harmful to healthy is not as difficult as it seems. To start playing sports, neither special preparation, nor an annual map to the sports club, nor excess free time is needed. Keep in mind that starting with the purchase of expensive accessories and equipment is only a deal with conscience, an attempt to pay off real actions with the help of consumerism.

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WE CONTINUE TO TELL ABOUT worthy accounts in social networks through which you can view the whole world. We constantly tell how different the bodies of women can be and what stories are behind the changes in appearance: while some girls lose weight in order to get closer to the “glossy” standard, others take pleasure in gaining muscle mass.

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The opening ceremony of the summer Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro today. The Olympiad is not only a sporting, but also a cultural and political event: by the way the competitions are held, one can judge about the relations between individual countries and about the situation in the world as a whole. This year, for the first time, a team of refugees will take part in the games - and this is also an important sign of the times.

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Alexandra Savina There is nothing left before the end of the Olympic Games in Rio: over the weekend several more sets of awards will be played, but the closing ceremony will take place on Sunday. All these days the Olympics remained one of the main topics for discussion, but we remembered some events and heroes more than others.

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Text: Ksyusha Murlykina The modern world gives us so many opportunities that even on vacation you can catch everything at once. Exactly therefore, we offer to plan the upcoming holiday season with maximum benefit: decide where you will go to relax, create a program for sports training, and at the same time do a good deed.

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Due to the outbreak of doping scandal, Russian athletes will be able to participate in the Olympics only under a neutral flag. While others are arguing whether the “political conspiracy against Russia” was the cause and whether it was humiliating to act in neutral status, we decided to figure out what doping is, why and how it is used and how it is fought, along with experts: sports nutritionist, member International Association of Sports Sciences (ISSA) Leonid Ostapenko and candidate of medical sciences, general practitioner, cardiologist Yaroslav Ashikhmin.

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Text: Karina Sembe For those who decide to start exploring sports at home, there is nothing more comfortable with regard to “effort is the result” than training with its own weight. But if the planks and attacks have had time and you are ready for something new, you can always complicate the task by adding a little bit of hardware.

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Somehow, we reassured us why we shouldn’t divide sports into male and female, not out of a craving for ranting, but as a preface to a series of materials about “non-female” sports activities. In the first issue we figured out how to start boxing, and in the second we’ll tell you about high-intensity fitness.

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Text: Karina Sembe Sport has long become an important part of life: a workout uniform has penetrated street fashion, and in conversations at an exhibition or in a bar, you can hear more and more often words like “hyperextension” and “cheat”. Fitness terms are used not only for the sake of word of mouth: in training programs, all supersets and drop sets, and even the instructions from an aerobics instructor sometimes seem vague.

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AUTUMN - NOT A REASON TO FALL INTO A HOME. Until the temperatures reached a critical point, hiking, camping and long walks are still fun. But wherever you go - to Altai, to Panama or to the forest near Moscow - you cannot do without special equipment. We chose indispensable things for active travel in the autumn-winter season - warm, reliable, exceptionally pleasant to the sight and touch.

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Text: Ksenia Obukhovskaya With the onset of summer, I want to move exercise to the fresh air. However, when the thermometer exceeds the level of 25 or even 30 degrees, it becomes difficult to leave the house, not just to go to the gym. But this does not mean that the sport should be abandoned. The secret is to transfer classes to the coolest time of the day - in the morning.

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We used to think of ballet as exquisite art, inaccessible to most people: from childhood we hear that ballet dancers are the most slender, thin and flexible, but it is necessary to learn this skill from an early age, otherwise it will be late. Some of us grew up retaining this conviction, while others overcame themselves and learned the ballet from a new perspective.

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Wonderzine creative director Sonia Batovrina lived all her life in Amsterdam and New York. Having moved to Moscow, she was surprised by the huge number of skater girls on the streets, which she did not see in big cities with a developed street culture: "They don't just want to hang out with skater guys, they have a passion for skateboarding, and they want to fly like wind".

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Sport is life, and may we all have enough of both in the new year. To motivate relatives, colleagues and friends to stay active, give them fitness equipment. Nowadays, I just want to buy gadgets for all occasions: we have already made lists of technological gifts for sports.

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Tvork, go-go and other dances with a “dubious” reputation turned from a cultural taboo into a popular sport that allows you not only to love your body and learn to own it, but also to spend time in good company. We have already figured out what the emancipative power of such practices with “sexual” overtones are, and now questioned four girls about what the twinkle, pole dance and burlesque are in practice.

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