Summary Synthesis: Closing One Chapter To Open Another

“I am Interdisciplinary Studies major with a focus in Applied Exercise & Health Studies,” I tell people when they inquire about my schooling. Usually I get a common response of, “Okay, so what does that entail?” Oh, a whole lot of wonderfulness. I started…

Physical Activity: Can It Lead To A Longer Life?

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I ask from the words of Mary Oliver. Think on that. What if I told you that you could extend your life by adding just a few more minutes…

My “Behind the Screen” Connection

“We are going to be building a Personal Learning Network using Twitter!” Uh, say what now? I was enthused, can you tell? I should not have pre-judged this statement before giving my PLN a chance to formulate however, for it has served as the…

A Day In The Lives Of Five

A senior capstone project that provides a glimpse into the lives of five professionals within the fields of Health and Human Performance. When presented with the task to complete an applied project as part of my senior seminar class, I was overwhelmed by the…

NSCA Northeast Regional Exercise and Sport Symposium

Yesterday, on December 3, 2017, I had the opportunity of attending the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Northeast Regional Conference at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME. Serving as UNE’s inaugural conference (mine as well), I was excited for the experience and…

ACL Jargon and the Road to Recovery

It was early November of 2013 when I got my first taste of true devastation. My high-school varsity soccer team had made it to the NHIAA semi-final tournament and anyone that knows the small community of Woodsville, knows how huge that was for our…

Personality & Exercise

Have you ever considered that maybe your personality affects your physical activity? Well it does. My Exercise & Health Psychology class touched on this topic last week and it has resonated with me now for days. Type A or Type B You have probably…

The FDA, Marketing, & Nutritional Deficienies

            When you think of fiber, what foods come to mind? Hopefully images of fresh fruit, veggies, and whole grains pop up, but it wouldn’t be surprising if what you’re imagining are the notorious “Fiber One” bars or cereals…

Child & Teen Obesity – The Unfortunate New Norm

As I was scrolling through Twitter, (a new challenge I’ve been undertaking) I came across a BBC News article on child and teen obesity that had been retweeted out that instantly held my attention. Researchers are calling obesity in young children and teens the…

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That – My Project and Research Article

Applied Project: A Day in Their Lives The “What” Have you every wondered what a typical day in a surgeon’s life is like? Or how a Strength and Conditioning coach has the energy to work with individuals and athletes day in and day out,…