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My First 5K

Melanie Rovinsky

May 4, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Although I have been running for quite some time, I did not participate in my first race until this past March. After playing soccer my entire life, when I came to college, I was simply looking for a way to stay fit that would...

Hike Your Way to Better Health

Melanie Rovinsky

April 27, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With the nice weather upon us, it’s hard to stay inside and get done the massive amounts of work you have to turn in before the end of the semester. However, getting outside is more beneficial to your health than you might t...

Artificial Dye Deemed Safe by FDA

Melanie Rovinsky

April 20, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, which met to consider placing warning labels on foods containing artificial dyes, determined at the end of March that these colorings were safe to eat. The FDA board convened following...

Sugar: The Not-So-Sweet Truth

Melanie Rovinsky

April 13, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

If you have ever looked carefully at a nutrition label, you may have noticed that no percent daily value is given for sugar. However, considering the increase of sugar consumption in our society, this missing piece of information...

The Power of Peanut Butter

Melanie Rovinsky

April 6, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

I am a strong believer in the power of peanut butter. As a regular morning runner, my metabolism kicks into high gear around 6:45 a.m. and doesn’t seem to slow down until I go to bed. Unless I feed my body nutritionally satisfying...

Born to Exercise: The Role of Genetics in Fitness

Melanie Rovinsky

March 30, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Have you ever wondered why two people following the exact same fitness and diet regimen will often achieve different results? It turns out the answer may be genetics. What do the scientists say? The New York Times r...

The Best Time to Exercise: AM or PM?

Melanie Rovinsky

March 23, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Do you prefer to roll out of bed and into your running sneakers, or would you rather hit the gym after class and work? Although most experts agree that the time of exercise is not nearly as important as the consistency, others...

A Look at Irish Fare

Melanie Rovinsky

March 2, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

The mere mention of St. Patrick’s Day is enough to make the typical American’s mouth water. After all, who doesn’t love a big heaping plate of corned beef and cabbage washed down with a pint of Guiness or Smithwicks? The Origins...

Counting Calories: What does it mean?

Melanie Rovinsky

February 23, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

If you’ve ever attempted to shed a few pounds or even just maintain your current weight, you are aware of the dreaded act of counting calories. And sure, we are all equipped with the basic adding skills to figure out our total...

The Big Fat Secrets: Why eliminating fats from your diet is not the best weight loss solution

Melanie Rovinsky

February 16, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With aisle after aisle of tempting low-fat and fat-free foods, it is no surprise that individuals trying to lose or maintain their weight load up their shopping carts with these products. The problem with these seemingly too-good-to-be-true...

Cardio: Short and Intense or Long and Steady

Melanie Rovinsky

February 9, 2011

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

When it comes to cardio training, is it better to work out for a long time at a steady pace or for a brief period at a more demanding rate? Experts believe both routines have their benefits, and you must identify your goal before...

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