There’s something about the calendar rolling over to a New Year that makes most of us want to set new goals or start fresh. I’m no different. This year’s goals regarding my own physical health included a commitment to having 8 – 10 servings of vegetables per day and more
Introducing Guest Blogger: Shelly Starling Shelly is a Fitness/Wellness intern at the Recreation and Fitness Center. She is pursuing an Associates degree in Health and Fitness Science at Wake Technical Community College. Her interest in mind/body connection led her to pursue her 200 hour yoga certification in 2017. She enjoys
It’s already mid-January and some of those resolutions/goals/fresh starts whatever-you-want-to-call-them are getting hard. Maybe you’re re-evaluating. I’ve set my sights on a Spartan SPRINT this year. As a 2x IRONMAN finisher, I’m no stranger to running or super challenging athletic events, so as far at that 5K run, I’m good.
I grew up in Massachusetts. Waking up to a fresh blanket of snow was not unusual on Thanksgiving. I remember the windows on our small, ranch home were often frosty with condensation in the morning. Mom would take a hand towel to wipe them down. The house was heated with
“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." — Malala Yousafzei Growing up with dyslexia was a challenge but what I most clearly remember are the successes. I attribute much of this to my dad’s dedication to my education and reading skills.
September is National Yoga Month. As a personal trainer and yoga instructor, one of the most common reasons clients tell me they don’t do yoga is because they aren’t flexible. If you haven’t heard this before and even if you have, I’ll say it again: yoga is not about bending
1. Injuries Suck It could’ve been worse. A torn Achilles Tendon requires months and months of recovery. I was lucky. I spontaneously ruptured my Plantaris Tendon teaching a really fun Step class. My Orthopedic Dr. and Foot Specialist explained that I had, in effect, performed ‘my own surgery’. Roughly 3-5%
A cup of dark roast coffee, sunrise porch time, fresh sheets, a garden tomato, the smell of a new book, a glass of red fireside.....These are a few of my favorite things. All so simple, yet they bring me so much joy. Henry David Thoreau author, naturalist, philosopher, was born
The year was 1987. I was getting ready to enter my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – go ahead, do the math. My mom and I received a letter asking us to participate in some research. Would we participate in a mother-daughter bone density