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Campus Wellness Program Focuses on Holistic Approach

Campus Wellness Program Focuses on Holistic Approach

Nicole Rivera, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

At the University of New Haven, students, faculty and staff can destress with the campus wellness program. The program here on campus started in March of 2016, and has grown. With a fitness and wellness schedule, there are variety of exercises which include yoga and different types of meditation. ...

Second Annual Fit Week

Samantha Mathewson

October 16, 2013


Filed under Global News, West Haven News

The second annual FITWEEK took place in the Greater New Haven and Fairfield Counties of Connecticut at local gyms Sept. 30 – Oct. 6. This event encouraged local residents to try something new and turn their workweek into a FITWEEK. Shana Schneider, the founder of FITWEEK, also a Zumba and group fitness instructor, feels it is important to provide n...

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 recently published an article on a new study that explored the genomes (heredit...

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 – Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe

Melanie Rovinsky

September 8, 2010


Filed under Features, Health

When it comes to eating carbs, it is often easy to get confused about the possible health benefits and detriments that exist within the heaping bowl of spaghetti we all know and love. With the advent of the Atkins diet in 1972 (and many similar Hollywood meal plans since), the appeal of eliminating...

So Much More to Fitness and Wellness

Kat Wilberding

February 9, 2010


Filed under Health

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day and Mardis Gras. With all the sweets in the air and days like Fat Tuesday, it could be hard to stay focused on a healthy lifestyle. Don’t get fat this Feb. 16, get fit! Participate in any of the Beckerman Recreation Center’s Group X classes and you...

Starving for Better Fitness Results?

Melanie Rovinsky

February 9, 2010


Filed under Health

Weighing less does not always allow athletes to perform at a higher level. According to Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a muscle metabolism researcher and physiologist at McMaster University in Ontario, every individual has a point at which further weight reduction begins to inhibit athletic performance. Theoretically,...

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