Category Archives: Fitness and Sports

In Defense of Self Defense

How many times have you been slapped across the face with that “uh oh” moment? You don’t really know how you got there but one bad decision, one lapse in judgement, one tiny mistake and now you’re in a situation you don’t want to be…

Do fitness trackers help you lose weight?

You have probably seen people wearing some high tech bands on their wrists over the past few years. These bands are called “fitness trackers” or “fitness wristbands.” Some popular brand names are Fitbit, Gearfit, Vivofit. They come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes depending…

The Winter Classic

Startled and awoken by my alarm ringing directly across from my head, I reached for my phone that read 5:30am and I quickly swiped to silent the loud ringer that pounded my ear drums. I didn’t have to get up until 6 but there was…

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Jumping Headfirst into Club Sports in College

The hectic atmosphere of club fairs at school can feel overwhelming yet exciting, especially as a freshman. Representatives from all types of groups trying to rope you into joining their email list, offering you chocolate if you attend their general interest meeting, promising you an…

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The Dreaded 8am

The most common piece of advice people told me before I went to college was “don’t sign up for the 8 am class – you’ll hate yourself”. I went through my freshman year wary of their advice – I never took a class earlier than…

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Athletes with PCOS

As the school year begins again, many teenagers are getting back into sports after summer break. Sports teams or clubs can be a great way to make friends and stay healthy. For girls with PCOS, sports teams can also be a good way to maintain…

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You’ve Got This!

Earlier this month, fans of the US Women’s Soccer watched with anticipation as their team beat Japan, bringing home the World Cup.  It was absolutely thrilling to watch.  The team comradery was and is striking. To say that the team’s success is based solely on…

For the Win: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team once again proved its dom­i­nance on the world stage, win­ning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final on July 5, 2015 against Japan. For the first time in history, a women’s sports team has been celebrated in a famed New…