Whole Grains: The Top Five Benefits

by ALEX McDONALD, Contributor On average, less than 1% of Americans eat the daily recommended amount of whole grains.   The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommends eating at least half of your grains, or about 3 servings, over the course of the day as whole grains. Carbohydrates have been recently getting a bad rap, but whole grains can act as an essential part of a nutritious and fueling … Continue reading Whole Grains: The Top Five Benefits

Zumba Madness at Manhattan College

On several nights during the week, students of all majors and genders start gathering in front of the mini gym in Alumni Hall.  While it is still 10 minutes prior to the start of Zumba Maxx,  everyone wants that front spot in the room as attendees start lining up. It’s no wonder why. The instructors, Luke Hartman and Michelle Beltrán, dance their heart off to … Continue reading Zumba Madness at Manhattan College

Health and Fitness Tips By Amber

Week 4: Boosting Your Metabolism A good way to stay in shape and lose weight is to eat specific foods that can boost your metabolism and therefore help you burn fat faster. Besides these five foods that help do that, drinking plenty of water also helps. 1.) Spinach Filled with nutrients, spinach not only boosts your metabolism but also fights diseases such as osteoporosis and … Continue reading Health and Fitness Tips By Amber

Health and Fitness Tips by Amber

Week 3: Healthy Body Image We all get fit to feel better about ourselves, but it’s not all about what we see in the mirror. Learning to love ourselves and getting into the right mindset can actually make a difference. 1.) Appreciate your body Our body does amazing things without us even knowing it. If you’re reading this, you’re breathing and seeing at the very … Continue reading Health and Fitness Tips by Amber

Health and Fitness Tips by Amber

Week 2: Abs Maintaining your abdominal core muscles is an essential part of being in overall good physical health. 1.) Abs are made in the kitchen Supposedly abs are a result of your diet, not necessarily of your workout routine alone. This statement definitely correlates with the theory that our diet makes up 70 percent of our health and working out is only the remaining … Continue reading Health and Fitness Tips by Amber