Category Archives: Fitness and Sports

Hydrating for Cold Weather Exercise

When we think of healthy nutrition the first thought that often comes to mind is food! But food isn’t the only key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Hydration is a critical piece that is often overlooked, especially during the winter months when we aren’t…

Beat the Winter Exercise Blues

Exercising during the winter months can be tough! It gets dark out super early and its cold, which can make it hard to stay motivated.  Winter is also a time when many people may struggle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), which can make these months…

Double Standards

Have you heard of Stephen Curry? Michael Phelps? Mohammed Ali? What about Tina Charles? Kerri Walsh? Simone Biles? Well you should because according to Sports Illustrated, they are among the top 50 female athletes in the United States! Most likely, you know more about the…

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…