Archives for 2009

Push Your Way Up to Fitness

by Joe Lawrence October 15th, 2009| Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
Strapped for cash?  Still want to get into shape? The all time best exercise for fitness is the push-up.  It can be done anywhere and by anybody.  There are hundreds of variations to build differing muscle groups and to add challenge or even decrease the stress placed on your muscles. 

Fitness One Day at a Time

by Joe Lawrence October 8th, 2009| Cardio, Exercises, Strength Training
We need variety in our fitness regimes.  Stagnant waters grow algae.  Bored pets tear up the house.  I can't afford to have mold or mischief in my muscles.  Variety is the antidote to stagnation and variety.

I always have tackled my conditioning plans to mirror that of other sports.  I did
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Running on Pavement

by Bea October 1st, 2009| Running
Some people thing that running on pavement or concrete is the worst thing in the world for you because it is harder and less shock absorbing. These people are right, but what is even worse for you than the pavement is the continuity of the surface--or running on the same terrain on
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Speed Walking Tips

by Bea September 24th, 2009| Walking
Some people are walkers, some people are joggers, and some people are runners. Others, well, they are speed walkers.

I do not know if you have ever seen a person speed walking. I remember the first time I saw a speed walker was on Malcolm in The Middle when Hal was
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by Louise September 22nd, 2009| Biking, Running, Walking
Sitting in volleyball or track practice, I cringe when I hear the word being spoken, "Hills." A dreaded word. On a run, on a bike ride, hills are menacing; they are threatening. They loom in front of me, and only seem to grow as I get closer. Yet, as inherently

Different Styles of Yoga

by Bea September 17th, 2009| Yoga
Most of us could tell you how Yoga can do wonders for your body. Whether it be a way to increase your flexibility, a method of relaxation, a meditation, a strength builder, or something else, there is something for everyone. Many of us know that there are different
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Weird Sports

by Louise September 2nd, 2009| Sports
So, we are all familiar with soccer, volleyball, cycling, and football, but what about all of those less common sports? Did you know that solo synchronized swimming (a bit of an oxymoron isn't it) was actually once a part of the Olympics? In fact, it was part of the 1984, 1988,
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Fitness in College

by Louise August 17th, 2009| Exercise Equipment, Strength Training
College requires much time management to get everything done. It is a major balancing act for everyone. There's work, social life, leisure time, and fitness. While it may be tempting to give fitness the short end of the stick, fitness is perhaps one of the most essential aspects of college life (and

Rumney, NH

by Bea August 10th, 2009| Strength Training, Walking
This weekend I took the time to travel back to New Hampshire with some of my fellow co-workers. We are all Orientation Leaders, so we are energetic people who are not afraid to break out random icebreakers or play name games wherever we go. I was lucky enough to have

Keeping Cool

by Greg Cote July 31st, 2009| Video
With the weather being hot, you might not want to get even warmer working out.  Here's a great way to stay cool and keep fit. . .

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Fitness and Four-Legged Friends

by Louise July 29th, 2009| Cardio
The idea of staying in good shape or losing weight is just not always a good enough reason to get a person motivated to exercise. What if you added another reason, the responsibility to keep your pets healthy and happy as well? In today's society there is no doubt that


by Bea July 22nd, 2009| Sports

There are many aspects about school that make me excited to come back to Northeastern; however, I am really pumped to come back to play intramural sports. Intramural sports are not too competitive. While varsity sports and club sports are the types of activities that are played against other colleges,

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