Category Archives: Fitness & Wellness

Taking the First Steps of my Last Semester

Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. This semester marks the final stage of my journey here at The Universities at Shady Grove, as I will be graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science this upcoming … Continue reading

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Ode to a Colonoscopy…

Now that I have your attention… I graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing this past December and feel honored to have been asked to continue writing my blog for this semester. Since then, I have gone on … Continue reading

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Overcoming Barriers to Exercise

Whether you’re a student, working professional, or juggling multiple roles, finding the time to exercise and sticking to a plan is often tough to do. In the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers decided to take a closer look … Continue reading

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Piloting Success

Finals are in session and along with countless hours of studying, students must manage their psychological state to end the semester successfully. During finals week, stress can be mounted from the long hours of reviewing class materials. This can influence … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Develop Mental Toughness

In her books, author Amy Morin explores the concept of mental toughness. Read more to learn about how to develop mental strength in your own life. Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action Under the Mistletoe…

For me, holidays always conjure up the thought of sitting around the TV watching Christmas movies. When I was growing up, there was no way to record a TV show or movie and then watch it later so you had … Continue reading

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

I don’t even know how to begin, but it is with a heavy heart that I write today. I recently received the news of the passing of a dear close friend. This person was one of those friends that you’re … Continue reading

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Friendsgiving

Are you ready for this week’s festivities? Thanksgiving is next week and being a college student for a few years now, I have discovered the annual tradition of ‘Friendsgiving’. Friendsgiving is actually celebrated the weekend or Wednesday before the actual … Continue reading

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Achieving Empowerment with Rehab 2 Perform

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, or APTA, the vision statement for the profession of physical therapy is to, “Transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” There is one physical therapy organization which has made this … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives

Two summers ago, I decided to volunteer at the Veteran’s Administration in Washington, DC. I was placed in the CLC, or Community Living Center, the long-term rehabilitation and nursing home within the VA. Although the VA sometimes gets poor marks … Continue reading

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