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
December 15, 2020
Hitting the Slopes this Winter
Growing up in New England, some of the best memories of my childhood are the ones where I would spend Friday nights skiing with my family. Staying up late to ski and having hot chocolate on the way home was something that I always looked forward to every winter. As I got older though, schedules got busier and time just seemed to fly by. I often miss the days of skiing when I was younger, as it was a great way to do something fun and stay active. Now that the... 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 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
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