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Summer cravings can stay healthy with fruits


With summer just around the corner, it’s hard not to feel the urge to binge on some of our favorite treats in bouts of celebratory bliss. But although summer might be fun and carefree, the season also preys on our laid-back attitudes by challenging our dedication to healthy diets with daringly delicious distractions. The temptations […]

A simple guide to getting your ideal summer bikini body


It’s that time of year again: bikini season. For many people, summer is an excuse to do absolutely nothing except chill at the beach with friends. But for us girls, it can be a bit of a struggle. Time and again, society has created the image of the perfect woman. You know what I’m talking […]

Zumba movement catching on, making working out easy


Across the world, Zumba fitness seems to be growing in popularity at an exponential rate. Whether you’re young, old, a fantastic dancer or a terrible one, everyone nowadays seems to be cranking up Latin music. Zumba is a relatively new craze that first hit the world in 2001, after fitness instructor Alberto Perez replaced his […]

Local walk a good way to give back, work out


We all know the meaning of momentum, but what about “womentum?” Described as “an inspirational force gained over a distance of five kilometers applied to the eradication of cancers in women,” the clever pun is the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s trademark marketing tool in promoting its annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women, scheduled for Saturday, May 7. […]

Exercise balls cheap and highly beneficial


Let’s be honest: It’s difficult for us college students to make room in our schedules for a decent workout. Even with a gym, a track and numerous fitness classes on campus, not everybody has the time or the energy to go for a morning jog. And it’s not just the lack of free time that’s […]

Video games can help create an effective and fun workout


D o the words “fitness” and “video game” really go together? According to the recent craze in exercise video games, the answer is an indisputable ‘yes.’ Over the years, improved motion sensor technology has allowed the video game world to transform our lazy living rooms into gyms and dance floors. The idea of integrating exercise […]

Finding variation in exercise is key


Can exercising outside really improve your mental well being? According to a recent study, the answer is yes. But before you throw on a pair of sneakers and sunglasses, take a moment to reconsider this hypothesis. On Feb. 3, Environmental Science and Technology published a study that analyzed how people felt after exercising both indoors […]

Work out while giving back with local races


Try mentioning the word ‘run,’ and most people are sent running, though not for the treadmills. Over time, people have misconstrued running as a sport designed solely for those blessed with superior lung functions and shiny, strong calves. But such assumptions shouldn’t be an excuse for avoiding participation in one of the most exciting community […]

Chocolate milk more than a simple snack


Water bottles are so last season. The next time you head to the gym, replace that H2O with a good old-fashioned glass of chocolate milk. Yes, this is what doctors and athletes are saying these days: Chocolate milk is now the ultimate sports drink. In recent years, chocolate milk has evolved from an elementary school […]