Category Archives: Fitness and Sports

Dietary Supplements

Supplement Scams

I’m taking a nutrition class this semester and I’ve learned many things – some more interesting than others. I already knew that supplements (protein bars/shakes, weight loss products, etc.) were popular, but I didn’t really know much information about them. Did you know that the…

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries On the Rise

Have you been hearing a lot about sports-related injuries lately? The CDC reports that in the US, 7 million sports injuries occur in youth between the ages of 5-24 each year. I’ve witnessed and experienced multiple injuries while playing sports and know how they can affect you in the long…

P90X Logo

P90X – Extreme Home Fitness Plan

P90X guarantees that you can be in the best shape of your life in just 90 days if you commit to their program. You may be wondering, what is P90X all about? Is P90X a good choice for me? In addition to describing the basics,…

Supplement Seals

Supplement Savvy

Walking through the dietary supplement aisle can be confusing and overwhelming. Supermarket, convenience store, and health food store shelves are stocked with different kinds of dietary supplements that promise to build muscle, help you lose weight, improve concentration, protect against chronic disease, or even improve…

Skechers Shape Ups Ad

These Shape Ups are Sketchy

You’ve probably seen ads for toning shoes that promise to make you healthier, leaner, and happier, but have you heard the latest in the toning shoe craze? Skechers Shape-ups for Girls… pink and glittery toning shoes designed for girls as young as 7 or 8. I…

Yoga

Restore, Relax – Yoga

Someone asked me the other day what type of yoga I practice. I paused and responded “It depends on the day”. Am I in the mood for a gymnastics-like class filled with hand stands and tricks? Do I feel like going to a rigorous hot…

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Coping With an Eating Disorder

What’s in your coping bank? Eating disorders (ED) are extremely challenging and exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Many people who suffer from eating disorders use certain behaviors (such as limiting how much they eat, binging, purging, over-exercising) as a way to dealing with difficult emotions…