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Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Health + Wellness

Somewhere in America sugar is administered into assembly line products like insulin injections to a 9-year-old diabetic. Somewhere in America an overweight, diet conscious eighth grader walks her second mile of the day, wondering, ‘when will I be like the Victoria’s Secret models?’ Somewhere in...

Explore the outdoors

Anna Mullendore, health and wellness writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Health + Wellness

photo courtesy of Sydney Prow Gear to bring: 1. Backpack Prepping your pack with explorer essentials, such as sunscreen, snacks, a raincoat and Band-Aid, is a must. 2. Waterbottle Bring 32 ounces for every 2 miles you plan to traveled on your trek; a Nalgene is the perfect size to measure your...

Brr, Take A Cool Down

Brr, Take A Cool Down

September 10, 2015


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Applying ice cubes to your wrist or neck at practice will help the body cool down more quickly and effectively. Bringing a frozen towel or Chilly Pad for water breaks is another way to bring relief to those cooling points. It’s important to have instant chilling techniques during practice to keep your body...

What Comes Around, Goes Around

What Comes Around, Goes Around

September 10, 2015


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According to Priscilla Clarkson, who works with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), chilling your muscles post-workout will help flush built-up lactic acid out of the legs, resulting in a faster recovery and less soreness. Not only does cooling the body after a workout offer benefits, but pre-wor...

Don’t Sweat It

Don’t Sweat It

September 10, 2015


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Wearing lightweight, lightly colored and loose-fitting clothes will expel trapped heat and keep you cooler in the summer sun. A material like cotton tends to absorb moisture, which can lead to chafing and discomfort. Companies such as Nike sell breathable synthetic clothing engineered to help the body evapor...

Hello, Hydration

Hello, Hydration

September 10, 2015


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Avoid chugging water all at once out of thirst but rather drink in small sips throughout practice. Running with a sloshing water baby is never enjoyable anyways. Freezing water bottles before practice will ensure access to refreshing cold water no matter how high the temperature climbs. According to the Amer...

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Anna Mullendore, Health & Wellness writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under Health + Wellness

Ahh, fall sports: where the sun blazes down on an athlete's shoulders at a scorching 95 degrees, hot enough to melt the soles of a cross country runner’s Asics right onto the pavement. Success on the team may not be predictable, but the degree of the summer heat is. Listed below are some tips to im...

Healthy after school snack alternatives

Healthy after school snack alternatives

Anna Mullendore, features writer

May 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Health + Wellness

Fruity Graham Crackers Spread blueberry yogurt or a yogurt of your liking, on a graham cracker. Top with slices of banana, mini chocolate chips and dried cranberries.     Nutty Pretzel Sticks Spread peanut butter on a pretzel stick with a knife. Roll in chopped nuts or dri...

Shut up and run with me

Shut up and run with me

Anna Mullendore, features writer

May 3, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Health + Wellness

Anna Mullendore Recently I’ve been researching running. Now, I’ve always enjoyed running, but it’s never been a real passion of mine. I love the drive and devotion many runners have, and over the past week my head was been turning over ways to find this allegiance to the sport. Here’s a br...

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Health + Wellness

As June draws near, articles congest magazines, describing how to get ready for summer. Images and ads of perfectly sculpted models plaster the internet, and coupon books for swimsuit sales flood women’s mailboxes. It’s apparent to every woman across the nation “bikini” season has arrived with...

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