Archive for November, 2009


Stress Fest at WSU

Join us for “Stress Fest” on December 1st from 10am to 2pm in the East Hall of Kryzsko Commons.  There will be a variety of  relaxing activities to choose from: massage, games, crafts, healthy snacks, tea samples and more!  Take a break (and take care of yourself ) during the end of the semester time crunch. 

And speaking of time crunch…next time you choose a frozen dinner for a quick meal see if it offers the following:

300 – 500 calories

10 – 18 grams of total fat ( or <30% of the total calories)

Less than 4 grams of saturated fat

Less than 600 milligrams of sodium

3 -5 grams of fiber

10% of the Recommended Daily Value of vitamins or minerals  

10 – 20 grams of protein

To read more about choosing a better frozen dinner read the Top 12  Healthy Frozen Dinners on WebMD written by Kathleen M. Zelman MPH, RD, LD.  Great information and she also lists the name brands and nutrient content. 






Fitness and Strength Assessment

The first meeting with my personal trainer was an eye opener…my flexibility, heart rate, and strength was assessed through a variety of exercises – the easiest test was running at an easy pace for 12 minutes.  My body fat composition was also checked and I will find out the results at my next training session.  The entire session lasted for about 45 minutes.  If you have ever considered a personal trainer or fitness assessment I encourage you to try it! So far it has been a positive experience and has given me new motivation to stay in shape and take care of my health.