Category Archives: Week 2

Be The Best At What You Do

I’ve always known that athletes who train differently develop different body types, but I never knew why. I had no idea that there were different types of muscle fibers. There are slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers. In an … Continue reading

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Just Breathe (Except don’t!)

After witnessing the incredible 22-minute breath-holding Stig Severinsen break his own world record, I became fascinated with how this mind-blowing feat is possible. I can still recall those blissful summer days in the pool when my sisters and I would … Continue reading

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Is This Grey’s Anatomy ?

While I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, the show Grey’s Anatomy was definitely influential on me. Thursday nights were dedicated to sitting on the couch with my mother, tuning into the CW, … Continue reading

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Vaulting Makes My Heart Skip A Beat

I ran cross country for eleven years and I’ve done track for the last seven and every fall from the fourth grade on I had to go and get a physical (as everyone should anyway). So every year right before school … Continue reading

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Yes Pain But No Gains

As a competitive individual, the weight room has always created an interesting dilemma. When I am at the gym there are several things going through my mind. The first, I want to be in and out as fast as I … Continue reading

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The heart of the matter

When thinking about wellness and being fit I have always thought about two things: nutrition and exercise. If you eat right and exercise regularly you can maintain a fairly healthy lifestyle. Before taking this class I had never really thought … Continue reading

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A Short Story of Heart Failure

Just a couple of months ago, cardiovascular and respiratory health suddenly began to dominate my thoughts. My mom was relieved to be going to the hospital to get her port removed, which she had in for over two years. Once … Continue reading

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Dead One Minute… Alive The Next

Yesterday I learned one of the most interesting things about the human heart. Did you know you could actually drop dead and then live to see another day? The idea that our hearts are so complex and strong has inspired … Continue reading

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