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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 pursuing a specific plan. Cardio workouts have two benefits; they help...

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, what are the health advantages and disadvantages to consuming caffeine? Improve Perform...

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 prices on their menu items seems to be an eminent change for the popular...

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. And while altering your diet and fitness regimen may be one of the most common...

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 is a quick way to consume hundreds, or even thousands, of extra calories....

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, hearty meals, creamy side dishes, and rich desserts. And while campin...

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 winter rapidly approaching and the harvest season coming to a close, it is...

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 light on two key questions about the aftermath of the 172 million-gallon s...

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 I’d like to believe that cravings are the body’s way of communicating...

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 by the association.  Explicit warnings against nutrients responsible...

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 strictest dieters need to partake in a little Halloween candy eating… for mental healt...

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 favor one aspect of exercise over another. Take me, for example: I have no...

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 despite the whistles, cheers, and pre-game commotion clouding my memory,...

Health and Fitness: Obese From Birth … or Maybe Sooner

Melanie Rovinsky

September 22, 2010


Filed under Health and Fitness

Obesity related diseases may have more to do with prenatal factors than overeating and lack of exercise, The New York Times reported early this month. Recent studies show that unwarranted weight gain during pregnancy often results in larger-than-normal infants who are predisposed to become obese children...

Health and Fitness – An Apple a Day…

Melanie Rovinsky

September 15, 2010


Filed under Health and Fitness

The temperatures are dropping, the days are shortening, and the leaves are changing. With September in full swing and fall approaching, the temptation to take part in the autumnal beauty is bound to win out over those boring reps inside a stuffy gym. And despite the mass amounts of kettle corn and apple...

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