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Exercising When You Have a Cold

by Bea December 2nd, 2010| Nutrition
Exercising when you have a cold. Should you do it? I have had this internal dilemma for the past week or so. Sometimes I use it as an excuse and say to myself  "No, you should not run, you may waste needed energy or prevent your immune system from

Fuel Your Workouts

by Chang Song November 18th, 2010| Eating Tips
Food, water, and oxygen are the essentials of surviving in this great universe of ours. Those three things are irreplaceable and are not to be had without the others, they are like the true Three Musketeers. This is especially true when one is going through the process of losing

Fitness levels decrease as College goes on

by Bea November 16th, 2010| Eating Tips
What is written in this article will most likely not come as a shock to you at all; in fact, it is almost obvious. The basic gist is that as college students go from being first years to seniors, they become much more sedentary. I recently heard about a

Smarter Way to Avoid Obesity

by Chang Song October 21st, 2010| Eating Tips
For the past several years, people have begun to realize that the United States has several noticeable issues. From its down-sloping economy to its unbelievable amount of reality shows on TV, the United States has its hands full, to say the least. But one of rather alarming issues is

Body Mass Index versus Waist Circumference

by Bea October 19th, 2010| Nutrition
Did you know that your waist circumference (WC) can tell you a whole lot more about your body and any future risks than your body mass index (BMI) can?

Researchers have known about this for a while, but it has never really been expanded on. BMI used to be the

Timing is Everything

by Chang Song September 21st, 2010| Eating Tips
Here in the United States, every American wants to be skinny. There is an overgrown obsession with working out. Millions people know what to do but don’t know when to.

Many people have strived to become skinny, but it is hard to drop that couple of pounds. Now, you can

Yo-Yo Exercising

by Bea September 14th, 2010| Eating Tips, Running
Have you ever heard of the term "yo-yo dieting"? This is the term that weight loss researchers have been using to describe intermittent weight loss efforts that leave people heavier and heavier. The basic idea is in reference to people who start and stop diets and how that usually

How to Avoid Heartburn While Exercising

by Bea September 2nd, 2010| Eating Tips, Exercises
If you have experienced heartburn while you were in the middle of a workout, then you probably have a tendency to shy away from working out because I am sure that is not a pleasant feeling. The ironic thing is that exercising should get your body even healthier and

Fit for lunch or lunch fit?

by Jenn McD. August 31st, 2010| Eating Tips
Tomorrow for most kids, the 2010-2011 school year begins. As I was roaming the somewhat bare shelves of the local Wal-Mart with my inspiring and creative genius of a second mother, we came upon a topic for My Fitness Tunes. Getting back on track to being healthy when returning

Take a Walk in My Shoes…

by Jenn McD. July 29th, 2010| Eating Tips, Running
I am going into my senior year of college, and I decided I wanted to trim down a few pounds to look good for next year. I’m not a huge fan of running, but I know it works when you need it to and keep it up regularly.

I currently

Mood Foods

by TJ Davis July 20th, 2010| Eating Tips
Neurotransmitters are special chemicals in the brain which affect a number of body functions. Three neurotansmitters, in particular, are associated with positivity and good moods: serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Chemical levels of these neurotransmitters can be affected by a number of factors, including heredity, alcohol, hormones and food.

Serotonin is

Driving Miss Lazy

by TJ Davis June 29th, 2010| Eating Tips, Exercises
Miss Lazy - the part of me that routinely says things like, "You need to relax a while, let's watch another movie," and, "It's too hot to cook, let's order pizza." I tell myself all the time, that's not me. I'm not Lazy. I am a single mom, working

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