Alternative Workout Routines (Chinese Translation Included)

FEM Workout Routine: Sports Being healthy is not limited to only a healthy diet and seemingly boring and repetitive workouts. In reality, being healthy and maintaining a healthy life style is best accomplished through a combination of a healthy diet, working out, and having fun. In regards to having fun, I enjoy playing tennis, which…

October Fitness Profile: Shadiat Ojelade

Shadiat is a 4th year government major specializing in political science with two certificates in Computer Science and Business Foundations. She loves living a healthy lifestyle and believes in the importance of “respecting your body”. Q: What is your definition of healthy? A: Components of healthy to me include endurance and a good heart beat….

April Fitness Profile: Alyssa Stamp

4 Ways Lady Gaga’s Backup Dancer stays healthy
“to be healthy, you have to have the right mixture of activity, sleep, food/water, and happiness. For example, how much you work out is only going to help you if you’re also eating/drinking right and enough.”

Why Meditation? (And 5 Meditation Apps)

What does Meditation have to do with preventing early Diabetes/Heart Disease and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Well, meditation is a “broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force and develop compassion,love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness”. Here are just some of the benefits: That’s right! Meditation helps reverse…

October Lower Body Routine

Lower Body Routine Estimated time: 35-45 minutes Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…

September Upper Body Routine

Shoulder Width Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The push-up is perhaps one of the most basic calisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the push-up is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level,…

May Fitness Routine

Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The pushup is perhaps one of the most basic callisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the pushup is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level, and your…

6 Fun Summer Activities to Stay Fit

The gym is great, but I’ve personally always loved experience-based exercise more. I just feel much more engaged. With summer coming, it’s time to take advantage of the good weather and stay fit while having fun! Here are 6 fun summer activities to stay fit: Go Swimming!  Race your friends in the pool. Swimming is a…

3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Personal trainers, websites, and friends can give you great feedback on how to work out to reach your own specific goal, whether it is to gain muscle or simply lose weight. However, at the end of the day, your progress is determined by yourself. Though this is rather cliché, this is, to a major extent,…

“[Dancing] is How I Keep Myself Sane”

“Dancing is how I keep my body healthy.” “What type of dance do you do?” “I’ve done Indian classical dance since I was 5, and it’s been a big part of my life ever since. It’s extremely challenging yet very rewarding. I always feel fantastic after I dance. It’s how I keep myself sane during…

“I Like to be Distracted When I Run”

“I think healthy is mainly being active or having physical exercise. I enjoy running, which varies on the day. I usually run three or four miles a day, down South Congress to the trails there. I hate treadmills and tracks because I like to be distracted by the view when I run, since I’m going…