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Health and Fitness Report!

WSUM is UW- Madison’s student radio and I am the newest member of the news radio team as the health and fitness reporter! Here is my first report: ‘New Years Resolutions – Keep Motivated throughout the year’ Nutrition Tips, Setting Goals, Exercise Tips, Healthy Snacking, Health and Fitness Education ~ Enjoy! Continue reading Health and Fitness Report!

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Life is a work in progress

Hello Fitness Enthusiasts – It certainly has been awhile since my last post.  To re-vive this blog I decided to start with a new theme.  Changing times calls for updates and revisions.  Life after all is a work in progress – so please excuse the unpolished look as I update previous posts. I hope you like the new look – its clean, showcases photos and … Continue reading Life is a work in progress

Cinnamon – Spice Up Your Life!

Cinnamon Trees are native to South Asia, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into sticks, which is also called quills. The characteristic flavor and aroma of cinnamon comes from a compound in the essential oil of the bark called cinnamonaldehyde. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices.  Once the outer bark of the tree is removed cinnamon sticks, or quills have … Continue reading Cinnamon – Spice Up Your Life!

WSUM: Health Tips on the Road!

‘Good Afternoon this is Caitlin Iverson hosting ‘Fit for Feats’.  This is part 2 of the staying fit while traveling series. It’s summer time, which for most of us students that means travel/adventure and explore! Traveling can seriously hinder exercise routines and especially derail healthy eating habits. Last week we took a round trip world tour with music hits from around the world.  I provided … Continue reading WSUM: Health Tips on the Road!

Wellness Wednesdays on WSUM Madison’s Student Radio

I host a talk show on Madison’s Student Radio WSUM 91.7 FM.  I am live on Wednesdays at noon.  The title of my show is … surprise, surprise ‘Fit for Feats’. The byline:’What does health mean? Turns out you don’t need to sweat at the gym everyday in order to stay fit. That said, we do need to move, play and explore our environment. Speaking … Continue reading Wellness Wednesdays on WSUM Madison’s Student Radio

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Find the Balance: Between Work and Life

I am a full-time graduate student, a project assistant, a Monkey Bar Gymnasium Instructor, a documentary writer, a daughter, a sister, a best friend, a girlfriend, a roommate, a blogger, a health news reporter, a researcher, a health promotion implementer, a grant writer, a healthy eater, an exercise enthusiast…. This list is not exhaustive – and I know plenty of people with more on their … Continue reading Find the Balance: Between Work and Life

Do you know what’s in your granola?

I was surprised when I found out that my ‘healthy snack’ was made with unnecessary amounts of sugar, oil and butter.  Most granola has more than 25 grams of sugar in one cup (Fruit Loops has less albeit unnatural sugar per cup).  Another disquieting finding is that granola is typically baked with oil and copious amounts of butter. After some perusing of actually healthy homemade … Continue reading Do you know what’s in your granola?