December 26, 2020
Probiotics & Prebiotics: What’s the deal?
As we are approaching the new year, it should not be a surprise that we are going to start seeing advertisements for flashy new workout equipment and “life changing” supplements. As a nutrition major, people approach me quite often to ask me the most random nutrition questions; especially this time of year.
“What new diet should I try in the New Year?”
“Is it true that fish oil makes you smarter?”
The list goes on, and on. Every once in a... Read More
December 15, 2020
Questioning the Culture of the Hustle
Whether you are in college, are working a full time job, part time job, are a full time caretaker, or are something in between; finding the work:life balance is something that you may struggle with or have struggled with in the past. Since the start of the pandemic in March, finding this balance has not become any easier. The places that we work, live, and play have all become one and it is now probably difficult to draw the lines between the three when it... Read More
December 9, 2020
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Check out our most recent cooking video! Recently, interns Layla and Sarah made Dark Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. These are a great treat for the upcoming holiday season. This recipe is also lower in sugar, fat, and calories compared to regular cookie recipes. They are full of fiber and antioxidants to keep your immune system strong and you gut happy! Even though you may not be able to bring these to your usual holiday parties, you can... Read More
December 8, 2020
How to Dress for the Weather
Living in New England, cold weather and harsh conditions is nothing unfamiliar. It comes and goes year after year. On top of the pandemic, cold weather is going to make it even harder to get out of the house for some fresh air this year. But dressing for the weather is key to staying warm and enjoying our time outside. Whether you run, hike, or just like to take a daily stroll, check out these tips below to dress for the weather!
Layers! Layers are key to... Read More
December 8, 2020
Things to Eat Before and After Exercise
Eating before and after engaging in any types of exercise is just as important and beneficial for your body as doing the actual physical activity. But eating certain things before and after a workout can leave you feeling tired and queasy. Whether you are training for an upcoming competition or exercise for general health and wellbeing, check out the information below to learn more about properly fueling your body and your workout!
Before you exercise:... Read More
December 1, 2020
How Safe is it?
As the major holiday seasons are among us and COVID-19 outbreaks run rampant through communities across the country; many people find themselves rethinking their travel plans for the upcoming holidays. Rightfully so, I mean, we are hearing from the health experts that we shouldn’t be traveling, yet the major airlines are touting their hospital-grade air filtration systems and robust cleaning policies. So who should we listen to? And how safe is it to travel on airplanes?
To... Read More
December 1, 2020
What Machine is Best?
Some people have made the decision to reopen their gym memberships, or even start new gym memberships as they prefer these environments over their at-home workout spaces. But others may not be as fortunate enough to live in an area near a gym, or may have just had their favorite spot temporarily shut-down due to stricter COVID-19 guidelines. If you find yourself in this situation and are looking to start building your at-home gym, here is a resource guide to learn more... Read More
December 1, 2020
What is the difference?
Anorexia nervosa has recently been revealed to be the mental illness with the highest rate of mortality. Yet, it seems like we don’t see any of this being covered in the media. Anorexia nervosa is one of three types of eating disorders. All eating disorders have a specific and diagnosable definition; in general, eating disorder is defined in the DSM-5 as “any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits”. The DSM-5 is put out by... Read More
November 26, 2020
Cardio Kickboxing with May-Win
A few days ago, I signed up for a virtual fitness class with the Hamel Rec. Center (HRC). This was Cardio Kickboxing! I had never taken a kickboxing class before or a virtual group fitness class for that matter so needless to say; I was nervous. This class in particular is offered every Sunday from 5:45-6:45 and I registered for it on Sunday morning (about 6 hours before the start of the class). Registration for group classes opens 24 hours before the start time... Read More
November 23, 2020
An Interview with PACS
Over the past few weeks, I have been conducting virtual “interviews” with different departments on campus. This in efforts to answer some common questions that students, faculty, or staff may have about the different services that will be offered by various departments on campus this semester. To learn more about services from PACS, read below!
Are your services accessible to all students free of charge? Or do you offer services at a charge?
Yes, PACS services are... Read More