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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...

Caffeine: The College Student’s Stimulant

Melanie Rovinsky

February 2, 2011

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,...

McDonald’s Raising Prices?

Sara J Dufort

February 2, 2011

Filed under Food and Drink

You may be "Lovin’ It" a little less in the near future, according to McDonald’s Chief Financial Officer, as discussed during a conference call with investors earlier this week. As commodity prices rise, the need to increase...

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

Melanie Rovinsky

January 26, 2011

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, 2010

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, 2010

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, 2010

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...

Where’s the Gulf Oil? In the Food Web, Study Says

The Associated Press

November 10, 2010

Filed under Food and Drink, Global News, Health

WASHINGTON – Scientists say they have for the first time tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly became dinner for plankton, entering the food web in the Gulf of Mexico. The new study sheds ...

You know what I could go for?

Melanie Rovinsky

November 10, 2010

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, 2010

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...

Health and Fitness – Halloween Candy: Nutrition Horror?

Melanie Rovinsky

October 27, 2010

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

With Halloween just a few days away and grocery store shelves stocked with bags full of your favorite candies, your attempts to resist the sugar-coated temptation may not be completely successful. That’s okay! Even the strictes...

Pounding Pavement vs. Pumping Iron

Melanie Rovinsky

October 13, 2010

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

It doesn’t take a fitness guru to understand that a well-rounded exercise regimen would prove to be more beneficial than an unbalanced one. However, when it comes to actually implementing the workout plan, many of us tend to fa...

Health and Fitness – The Truth About Stretching

Melanie Rovinsky

October 6, 2010

Filed under Features, Health and Fitness

I can still hear the rhythmic counting, from one to 30 that resonated repeatedly from our circle at midfield. I remember the way the blades of grass tickled the backs of my knees as I reached to touch the edge of my cleats. And...

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