Daily Archives: January 20, 2013

The Meditation Cure

A 2012 article in the Huffington post outlines a small study by the University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine and Public Health concluded that individuals who engaged in mindfulness meditation and moderate exercise sustained protective effects against the flu. The … Continue reading

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Breathing for success

I was especially interested in what we learned this week about the respiratory system in lecture and lab. I found the breath holding theory implying control of breath via the diaphragm especially enlightening – and relevant to an issue I … Continue reading

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Are steroids worth it?

If our bodies naturally produce the steroids required to live and perform work, then why do we take additional steroids? For instance, people take anabolic steroids because of their testosterone-like effects. They believe that such steroids will either improve the … Continue reading

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The Runner’s High

I run a lot. I’m also generally around people who run a lot. Since I’ve started running and have listened to people talk about running, and have thumbed through my fair share of running posts online and running articles, I’ve … Continue reading

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Turn it up! That’s my jam!

Music: a legal drug that is used by almost all athletes. Plus, it doesn’t have any side effects. What more could you ask for? I have yet to see the day that I don’t pop my headphones into my ears, … Continue reading

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Fun

Basketball was my favorite organized sport in high school.  I started playing in eighth grade and instantly fell in love with it.  Every winter it was like coming back home to something I really and truly loved.  It was so … Continue reading

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24, 23, 22, …

There is a moment in every race where a decision has to be made. The decision of whether to push through the pain or give up. On the first day of class this January, I remember listening to the case … Continue reading

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The Paleo Path

You may notice my name on this site is Paleogirl. To the dismay of any dinosaur lovers in the class, it is not because I am an avid paleontologist. Rather, it is because I have decided to follow a Paleolithic … Continue reading

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The Power of the PB&J

When I returned home following my first high school sports practice I rushed to the kitchen in search of wholesome food that my worn-down body was craving. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but I told myself that … Continue reading

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The Swiss Machine

Ueli Steck.  Man or machine?  Take a look for yourself. Ueli Steck Speed Solo Eiger Nordwand Ueli Steck is a Swiss alpinist at the top of the game.  Considered to be one of the best in history, he holds many … Continue reading

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Physiology Influencing Life Choices

As stated in one of my earlier posts, a huge part of my early life was competing in martial arts. I started doing taekwondo when I was 9 years old and began competing two years later. I traveled the country … Continue reading

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Snap, Crackle, Pop

Hike!  I immediately took a few steps forward to fill my hole.  The running back beat us all to the outside.  I quickly snapped around and set my angle to tackle him downfield.  Running as hard as I could, I … Continue reading

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A Little Extra Push on a Monday Morning

One of my favorite things about going home for the summer is my dog, Logan. Not just because (in my opinion) he is the cutest thing ever, but also because he is an excellent workout buddy.  At school when my … Continue reading

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The Competitive Drive Gone Too Far

I recently read an article on the Today News about Lance Armstrong, and I was interested to find that he claimed that he was surrounded by “dirty” riders while refusing to admit that he had partaken of performance enhancing drugs … Continue reading

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Healing Your Heart the Hard Way

Starting back in early 2012, my Dad started having frequent checkups for his heart. Throughout his life, he was extremely active in sports and fitness, however he had always been genetically predisposed for high blood pressure. Additionally, at the age … Continue reading

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