May 3, 2021
Strategies to Enjoy Your Workout While Wearing a Mask
It may be more than clear by now that exercising during the pandemic is not nearly the same as exercising was before the pandemic. This is probably most likely due to the masks (in addition to all of the extra protocols for health and safety). I will be the first to admit, I hate wearing a mask at the gym. It makes working out really difficult, and even feels kind of gross sometimes. For a while I was so annoyed with it, that I just stopped... Read More
April 25, 2021
My Favorite Stretches
After nearly a year of working remote in some capacity, a lot of us have become more sedentary. Including me. Being in college, before the start of the pandemic, I was alway running around campus all day every day. I was always on the go, getting an average of 15,000+ steps per day. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been lucky to get 5,000 steps on a good day. But in all reality I am getting maybe 2,000-3,000 steps per day which is mostly contributed to a daily... Read More
March 26, 2021
How to Get Moving at Work
If you are finding yourself working or learning from home for the foreseeable future; you are probably not moving around as much as you used to. Maybe you even roll out of bed every morning and get straight to work at your desk without doing anything else in order to maximize the amount of sleep you get. Although this may seem like a good idea, it is only adding to your new sedentary lifestyle. To get moving at work or school from your desk, check out these tips... Read More
March 16, 2021
Staying Safe and Warm
Is it just me, or is anyone else starting to get cabin fever? I find myself reminiscing the days of going for daily afternoon walks and runs when the weather was more mild. Now it's cold and gets dark early, and even though I could go out for a run or a walk still, I can never seem to get it quite right. I either end up dripping in sweat under all the layers, or calling it quits after 2 minutes because it's just too cold. Yet I see people almost daily going for runs and... Read More
March 3, 2021
Some Dos and Don’ts
If you have decided that it’s time to ditch the home gym and open up a new gym membership, I’m sure there is one thing weighing heavy on your mind; wearing a mask at the gym and how operations have changed. Wearing a mask while exercising seems daunting at first, and can make any workout ten times harder, but today I am going to share a few dos and don’ts for going to the gym during a pandemic.
At the start of the pandemic, my gym shutdown. So I started exercising at... Read More
February 21, 2021
How Physical Activity Can Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
We have always heard the general recommendation to get physical activity for long-term heart health; but there is always the question, how much exercise should we be getting to reap the benefits for our heart health?
Recently, the University of Oxford published results from a study that included more than 90,000 participants. The study attempted to answer the question “how much exercise do you need to have long-term heart health... Read More
January 27, 2021
Should I Still Exercise?
Even with COVID-19 still going on this winter, it is most likely that the seasonal colds and flus are traveling around. And even with masking and lots of handwashing, there is still the possibility that you may find yourself sidelined with a cold for a few days. Now if you are someone who likes to exercise everyday, the dilemma may set in about whether you should exercise or not. Of course going to the gym is out of the question right now because most likely the... Read More
January 20, 2021
Exercising Smarter, Not Harder
As we are officially in the new year and survived 2020, some people are still going with the classic New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more and eat healthier. Both of these are great goals to work towards at any point in time; but understanding injury prevention and overexertion before opening that new gym membership is key to long term health and improved quality of life.
Interestingly, overexertion is simply what happens when you push yourself too hard... Read More
January 16, 2021
My Tips for Staying Active at Work
So we’ve been doing this whole “live, play, and work at home” thing for a long time now, and I’m sure that if you’re anything like me; you’ve been spending a lot more time than you’d like to admit sitting in front of a screen. Whether it be a computer, tablet, or TV; sitting in front of a screen can take a serious toll on your physical health.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I noticed that I was getting a lot of headaches, my eyes would burn from how dry... Read More
December 26, 2020
Fitness Anywhere with CRec @ Home
As we are all now back at home and away from Durham, it may feel like we are back in March and we are entering a new quarantine. Depending on where you live, a lot of businesses in your area may have reduced hours or could be closed completely. More likely than not, some of these places could include your favorite restaurants and gyms. When we were all back on or near campus we were fortunate enough to have access to the Hamel Rec. Center whose staff worked... Read More