health and fitness

My First 5K

Although I have been running for quite some time, I did not participate in my first race until this past March. After playing soccer my…


Hike Your Way to Better Health

With the nice weather upon us, it’s hard to stay inside and get done the massive amounts of work you have to turn in before…


Artificial Dye Deemed Safe by FDA

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, which met to consider placing warning labels on foods containing artificial dyes, determined at the end of March…


Sugar: The Not-So-Sweet Truth

If you have ever looked carefully at a nutrition label, you may have noticed that no percent daily value is given for sugar. However, considering…


The Power of Peanut Butter

I am a strong believer in the power of peanut butter. As a regular morning runner, my metabolism kicks into high gear around 6:45 a.m….




A Look at Irish Fare

The mere mention of St. Patrick’s Day is enough to make the typical American’s mouth water. After all, who doesn’t love a big heaping plate…







Raise Your Glass, Not Your Weight

With Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the end of the semester around the corner, there are plenty of reasons to toast the night away… for…


Don’t Skimp on the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us and a few million Thanksgiving calories consumed, I can already feel my jeans getting snug. The season of indulgence…



You know what I could go for?

Can’t concentrate on your research paper because of the slices of chocolate cake dancing around in your head? MSN claims that human beings are constantly…


Nutrition Facts Just a Marketing Strategy?

  A group of health specialists from the Institute of Medicine believe the food industry should be required to print obesity-related nutrition information on the…



Pounding Pavement vs. Pumping Iron

It doesn’t take a fitness guru to understand that a well-rounded exercise regimen would prove to be more beneficial than an unbalanced one. However, when…



Health and Fitness – An Apple a Day…

The temperatures are dropping, the days are shortening, and the leaves are changing. With September in full swing and fall approaching, the temptation to take…