Related: Health, Wellness


Beware the Hot Dog

August 10, 2011 - I know, I love hot dogs too, and deli meats and all that good stuff, but read this article and you may think twice… Studies have found a direct correlation between consuption of hot dogs and other processed meats like bacon, sausage, and ham and cancer.  Specifically colorectal cancer.  Directly from the article: “Every 50 grams of processed meat you eat on a daily basis (that’s about one hot dog) increases your risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent. And just as there is no safe level of smoking, no amount of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, ham or other … Continue reading
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Overcoming the Opressive Heat.

July 29, 2011 - Ah, Summer.  We waited so long for you.  We thought of you as we watched friends’ cars get stuck in snowdrifts, as we found ourselves being an hour late to work by no fault of our own, and as we updated our collection of fleece jackets and UGG boots.  Spring went by in a blink and then Summer settled in.  It feels like we had about a week of nice weather before we had our streaks of heat.  First just a day or two, now it’s weeks at a time and even Metro relented and allowed the population to carry … Continue reading
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The Summer is ON – Health and Safety Tips

May 25, 2011 - When has summer break NOT been fun?  Well, considering I’ve had summer break every year since the age of 4…NEVER!  I have never been off the school schedule, the benefit of working AT a school, and I’m sure the reason why so many people become educators. In Southern California, where I grew up and lived the majority of my life, the summer heat was not so bad.  Being a dry, desert-like climate, even when the weather is 95 degrees, you can still manage because the humidity is under 10%.  There is a temperature difference under trees and next to buildings, … Continue reading
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Studying and Exercise

April 26, 2011 - I remember finals.  I never looked upon them with dread, however, because with no more classes I always had plenty of time to study.  As a matter of fact, I was always happy because I had more time to work out. Since enrolling, graduating, and working in college has been my lifestyle for 10+ years now, I’ve heard the “I don’t have time to work out, I have to study!” bit plenty.  I never understood it.  If I study for more than 2 hours at a time, I get nervous, anxious, and have trouble concentrating.  I need to get up, … Continue reading
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OWWWWhat Is That?

April 5, 2011 - I like using myself as an example of injuries waiting to happen.  I’ve had most every lower body overuse injury one can get: foot sprains, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, calf strains, IT Band Friction Syndrome, femoral stress fracture, hip bursitis, piriformis syndrome, low back pain…and that’s just off the top of my head.  I’ve also recovered from all of them, still running strong. Yes many of these injuries occur from running, but often they’re not.  I’ve had tendonitis from bad footwear, calf strains that lead to tendonitis because I trained improperly, piriformis syndrome and low back pain that recur when I … Continue reading
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March to Finals!

March 23, 2011 - I know you’ve been waiting for it, and the Challenge is here! In an effort to start people on the Trinity Campus to become more active, a Health and Wellness initiative was started to gauge interest by the student body.  The campus has a 40% obesity rate and many of the students feel that they do not have direction when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and wellness.  As a result, the gears of the collective mind of the staff have been feverishy turning to try and garner interest in health and wellness, including meetings, special events from dining services, and … Continue reading
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Workouts 2

March 23, 2011 - More Workouts for all those interested!  In addition, I am previewing Trinity Universtity’s “March to Finals” walking log, which you can look at HERE.  I want people on the TU campus, or really anyone who wants to participate, to put how many times they run or walk a day on the log, as well as how long then went and how many minutes it took them, and we’ll see who can walk the furthest in 50 days!  You can choose to log either miles or steps; know that one mile is just over 2,000 steps, assuming the average step is about … Continue reading
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The Vegan Cookie Experiment

March 18, 2011 - Not many people know this, but Vegan treats are delicious! I often go to our local organic market, Roots, and pick up some Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sticky Fingers Bakery.  These suckers are huge, and my treat after I eat dinner is 1/2 a cookie (maybe a whole one if I did my long run that day). On a side note, Team Sticky Fingers seems like a nice group of ladies, and you can follow them on their blog HERE as they train for their road and CX cycling races.  Also, their bakery is about 2 miles from Trinity, off … Continue reading
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Racing the Rain

March 10, 2011 - I love personal challenges.  I’m fortunate in that when I set my mind to a task, I must complete it.  If I don’t, it becomes a personal failure.  I know, this is harsh.  I finish every book I start to read, eventually, even if I hate it I can later talk about how terrible it is and why; I finish all the boring solo swim workouts I set out to do so I can log in my 3500yds; if I have a plan for dinner no matter how much time I’ve lost in traffic, gosh darn it I’m making those … Continue reading
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Being Well…Satisfied

March 1, 2011 - No one is 100% satisfied with themselves. A satisfied person seeks no improvement on their bodies, their minds, their jobs, or their relationships.  If someone was completely satisfied, that person would not set goals, change, or achieve anything else. When it comes to physical appearance, or health and wellness, I think it is more common for people to express their unsatisfactory state.  Too fat.  Too slow.  Hair too curly.  Eyebrows too bushy.  Arms too flabby.  Trouble sleeping.  Trouble eating the right things.  Misery loves company because everyone is unsatisfied with something; you want to spark a conversation, just gripe.  Personally, … Continue reading
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Trinity Center for Women & Girls in Sports
125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-884-9092  Fax: 202-884-9099
Director: Jasmine-Symone Pruden

Trinity Center for Women & Girls in Sports
125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-884-9092  Fax: 202-884-9099
Director: Jasmine-Symone Pruden