Category Archives: Week 1

Learning About Food: Trials and Temptations

One of the main reasons that I joined this class is because I wanted to get back into touch with my body, my nutrition, and my overall health. During my short 19 years of my life I would say that … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

Every athlete knows the importance of training hard and efficiently. Even at the lowest level of fitness, people are aware that work must be done to accomplish athletic goals. What some athletes don’t know is that what they consume can … Continue reading

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Up Before The Sun

My high school track practice started at 5:30 sharp, and yes I do mean in the morning. The hardest part about having a 5:30 practice wasn’t waking up and getting out of bed. It wasn’t even being tired for the … Continue reading

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Game, Set, Match

Fitness nutrition has always been a key element for competitive tennis players, especially when considering the timing of a match. These athletes need to be able to sprint the length of the court for numerous points in matches that last … Continue reading

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The Devils in the Distance

Well, I cannot ignore it anymore, cardio is important. I hate cardio with a burning passion. There is little I dread more than the prospect of running or cycling or ellipticaling (new word) for even 20 minutes. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Dining hall disaster

For every person that has a desire to be fit, it is important to keep in mind the important components to leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. Exercise and a healthy diet are the first two elements that come to … Continue reading

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Think Before You Eat

Hi fellow exercise physiologists! I am excited to start our month long journey together as we learn about our body’s response to exercise. Before hearing the nutrition lecture, did you know the theory that “exercise is important,” was created in … Continue reading

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Running Away from Fitness (and Biking Back)

From ages 5 to 14, I played soccer, basketball, and softball. During those years sports weren’t particularly competitive or intense – they were just a fun way to spend time with friends and get some exercise. In high school, I … Continue reading

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Energy Bar or Candy Bar?

After today’s lecture on nutrition, I have been thinking a lot about the food that people eat before, during, and after exercise. I immediately think back to one of my competitions, where I saw a girl eating M&M’s about 5 … Continue reading

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Eat and Run

About a month after my 50th birthday, I ran my first (and last) ultramarathon, a 50K trail race in southern Maine. The seed had been planted a few years earlier during a training run with some friends who were talking … Continue reading

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