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The Best Time to Exercise: AM or PM?

Melanie Rovinsky

March 23

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

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

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

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

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...

Caffeine: The College Student’s Stimulant

Melanie Rovinsky

February 2

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

When most people think of caffeine, they automatically think of coffee. However, the stimulant is hiding in numerous other areas of our diet, from over-the-counter drugs to candy bars. But other than being incredibly addictive,...

Diet and Fitness Resolutions: How to Make Them Last Until Next Year

Melanie Rovinsky

January 26

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Ever wonder why your New Year’s resolution to be healthier never seems to make it past the month of January? You’re not alone. According to MSNBC, 54 percent of individuals who made resolutions failed to keep their goals....

Raise Your Glass, Not Your Weight

Melanie Rovinsky

December 8

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the end of the semester around the corner, there are plenty of reasons to toast the night away… for those of us 21 and older, of course! However, a night of clinking glasses with friends...

Don’t Skimp on the Holidays

Melanie Rovinsky

December 1

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With the holiday season upon us and a few million Thanksgiving calories consumed, I can already feel my jeans getting snug. The season of indulgence is here, and so is the overabundance of high-calorie appetizers, decadent cocktails,...

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies: Fresh, Frozen, and Canned

Melanie Rovinsky

November 17

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Americans are recommended to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. And although as college students we are well aware of the health benefits, we are also painfully aware of the high price of fresh produce. With...

You know what I could go for?

Melanie Rovinsky

November 10

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

Can’t concentrate on your research paper because of the slices of chocolate cake dancing around in your head? MSN claims that human beings are constantly being driven to eat by factors entirely distinct from actual hunger. Although...

Nutrition Facts Just a Marketing Strategy?

Melanie Rovinsky

November 3

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

  A group of health specialists from the Institute of Medicine believe the food industry should be required to print obesity-related nutrition information on the front of food packages, according to a mid-October report released...

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