• brittinim posted a new activity comment 5 years, 3 months ago

    I wish the research and information on hookah was discussed more. People are well aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, and still believe hookah is a healthy alternative that has no negative consequences. Unfortunately, many people, especially in our age group, are simply ignorant of the negative side effects that potentially have as many…[Read more]

  • College can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Many of us have a ton of other responsibilities like work, families, or financial obligations; and trying to maintain grade and plan for the […]

    • I think you hit on a great point when you talk about uncertainty and the stress that it causes especially for me I am always worrying about the future and what it will bring. I also do not make it easy on myself because I if I do not know something I tend to assume and create these huge assumptions in my head. As a result, I start to stress myself out even more then if I had just relaxed from the beginning and went with the flow. I am in the process of learning that I cannot control some things and those are the things that I should not stress about because it is not beneficial to me or the situation. Furthermore, I agree with meditation being a method of stress relief for my behavior change project I decided to meditate as a way of managing my stress. I saw the changes and effects it had on me and my body. I encourage everyone to at least try meditating one time while they are stressed.

  • Curcumin is the ingredient found in turmeric that gives it its yellow-orange color and is proven to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and neuro-protective properties during laboratory studies on […]

  • In light of our guest speaker, I decided to research some background information on Ebola and was surprised to learn that a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the Liberian capital recently. Although this do […]

    • That is interesting that another case was found recently. I know that there are preventative measures being taken but I wonder what else the government can do to help. Education is extremely important to notify the civilians of Liberia and other African countries but like the guest speaker said in class, language is a huge barrier because of the various dialects. It seems as though the cases are more prevalent in the Western African countries, although have you heard of any other cases in other regions of the world? How can us Americans help prevent the widespread of the virus without actually going to the countries? Also do you know how the virus can be traced to exactly prove where the virus came from? Is there documentation to state whether the person was the reason of the widespread?

    • These are great questions! I’d love to see the class provide input.

      We often don’t know where or how the index case becomes infected. There can even be doubt about who the ‘index’ case may be. The disease may come from animals (e.g., bats) and the consumption of undercooked meat, bites, or fruit partially eaten by an infected animal and then consumed. According to the CDC, bats are likely to be a natural source of this virus.

  • In lab we reevaluated our fitness levels using the same tests we did in the beginning of the semester including the RMs, the 1 mile walk/run test, and flexibility. It’s always important to reevaluate yourself w […]

  • In lab we reevaluated our fitness levels using the same tests we did in the beginning of the semester including the RMs, the 1 mile walk/run test, and flexibility. It’s always important to reevaluate yourself when […]

  • Several teams of entrepreneurs recently created different innovations for a competition that challenged individuals to solve an issue present in our society. One team created an app that solved a fundamental […]

  • Several teams of entrepreneurs recently created different innovations for a competition that challenged individuals to solve an issue present in our society. One team created an app that solved a fundamental […]

  • brittinim wrote a new post, Nutrition, on the site Brittinim 5 years, 3 months ago

    Several teams of entrepreneurs recently created different innovations for a competition that challenged individuals to solve an issue present in our society. One team created an app that solved a fundamental […]

  • I never put much thought into nutrition for athletes. I’m not an athlete and have never really worked with or around high performance athletes; however I find the relationship between sports performance and n […]

  • I never put much thought into nutrition for athletes. I’m not an athlete and have never really worked with or around high performance athletes; however I find the relationship between sports performance and […]

  • This week we performed some flexibility and posture tests. We’ve discussed in lecture the importance of performing flexibility exercises about two to three times per week in order to maintain range of motion in j […]

  • brittinim wrote a new post, Flexibility, on the site Brittinim 5 years, 4 months ago

    This week we performed some flexibility and posture tests. We’ve discussed in lecture the importance of performing flexibility exercises about two to three times per week in order to maintain range of motion in […]

  • There are many different groups and aspects of fitness and health that need to be addresses in out society. I think the best way to go about creating a campaign is to first think about what group you want to […]

  • There are many different groups and aspects of fitness and health that need to be addresses in out society. I think the best way to go about creating a campaign is to first think about what group you want to […]

  • I thought this article was interesting because I never really thought about the correlation between gender and substance use and abuse. Although men are more likely than women to become addicts, this article from […]

  • This week we had a guest instructor that took us through a workout that targeted the core muscles. It’s important to strength train and maintain these muscles as they are involved in almost every task we perform o […]

  • brittinim wrote a new post, Core Training, on the site Brittinim 5 years, 5 months ago

    This week we had a guest instructor that took us through a workout that targeted the core muscles. It’s important to strength train and maintain these muscles as they are involved in almost every task we perform […]

  • This week in lab we performed several lower body strength training exercises as well as several endurance tests. We went over several important benefits of maintaining and improving strength and endurance in the […]

  • This week in lab we performed several lower body strength training exercises as well as several endurance tests. We went over several important benefits of maintaining and improving strength and endurance in the […]

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