Minnesota State University officials have hit upon a creative way to get students to exercise: They've outfitted the exercise equipment on their Mankato campus with computers and internet access. Now, students can check their eMail, surf the web, watch

TV, or even do their homework while they work out. "It's easier to work out with something in front of you to keep you entertained," said Minnesota State freshman Cassie Pap. She credits the new equipment with motivating her to exercise nearly every day instead of just once in a while.

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