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?

Monkey Bar Gymnasium – Takes it to the Park!

Workout Outside! Although this video has footage from before snow was on the ground, the point is workouts can be enjoyed anywhere! The weather is never a good excuse not to enjoy the outdoors – do yourself a favor and get proper gear! Rent some skis, dust off your skates or snowshoes and get outside! Madisonians – if you find yourself near Lake Monona, make … Continue reading Monkey Bar Gymnasium – Takes it to the Park!

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Heart Rate Training for Women

Recently The New York Times published an article discussing a ‘Recalibrated Formula‘ for female heart rate training.  If you have been tuned into the fitness industry, you have probably heard buzzwords like ‘target heart rate’ and ‘zone-training’.  Heart-rate training allows you to monitor and regulate the intensity of your workout, ensuring you get the benefits you desire (aka fat-loss, endurance training, power building, etc.)  As … Continue reading Heart Rate Training for Women

Bicyclist Benefits

If you have not heard about the new craze for bicyclists checkout bicyclebenefits.org – Across country businesses are openning their doors and giving deals and free stuff away to those of us who ride instead of drive — ecofriendly folks! wear helmet – mom always said ‘Safety First, Fun Always’ have a super cool ‘Bicycle Benefit’ sticker on their helmet  (they are blue or pink) … Continue reading Bicyclist Benefits