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Six tips for staying in shape when you lead a busy life. Plus, win a free workplace fitness starter kit!

When balancing a busy career and personal life, one of the biggest challenges is finding the time to stay in shape. I believe the best approach is to focus on making small daily changes in your lifestyle, diet and fitness regimen to improve your overall energy levels and health. The result of working across these three areas, like a three-legged stool, will allow you to balance your fitness and busy lifestyle with much less effort and more success.

Here are six simple steps to get you on your way:

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Check out these websites to make planning your end-of-summer vacation easier.

So, you’ve read “Quick Change” in our May 2012 issue, and now you’re ready to get that last-minute summer vacation rolling. As you plan your getaway, try these websites to get some inspiration on where to go and learn about deals to save money when you get there.

Usa.gov—offers a list of travel and tourism sites in the U.S. and its territories

Allinclusiveoutlet.com—focuses on the best travel deals for all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama

Wanderfly.com—a personalized recommendation search engine that allows you to enter your interests, such as "beach," "snow,” "romance," etc. and then choose your budget and travel dates

Institutions of Excellence Award

Christina Bronner,  show assistant for Bronner Bros.,  Sheila Bronner, Editor-in-Chief,  Upscale magazine, Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, President of Savannah State University, Sheri Scott, SSU Consultant Presidential Special Events.

Christina Bronner, show assistant for Bronner Bros., Sheila Bronner, Editor-in-Chief, Upscale magazine, Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier, President of Savannah State University, Sheri Scott, SSU Consultant Presidential Special Events.

Upscale is committed to excellence, and prides itself as being the magazine that successful people read. This week, our Editor-in-Chief, Sheila Bronner, arrived at Savannah State University to present the 122-year old university with the “Institutions of Excellence Award” for the Top Historically Black College/University in the country. As the oldest public HBCU in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. SSU was selected as one of the top HBCUs based on the university’s graduation rates, enrollment, academic performance, school history and commitment to student academic achievement. The $5,000 award was presented to SSU based the upscale's readers poll. Yes, your vote made them the WINNER. Congratulation SSU!

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