Category Archives: Fitness and Sports

Courage and Softball

Throughout the last few years of high school and middle school, I have always wanted to try out for the school softball team. As a child, it used to be my favorite sport and my Friday night recreational games were the highlight of my week…

Learning to Stay Active

Before this pandemic, I took for granted how much exercise I got in a day. The walk to the train station to school and from school. The three flights of stairs, I had to climb multiple times throughout the day and when it was track…

To Leave or Not to Leave

College is coming, and for the class of 2021 difficult decisions have to be made. Do we stay in our hometown or leave for a new area? Some people want to stay in their hometown for their family, to save money, or scholarships. Some people…

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…