Health and Fitness

Start the New Year Off Right!

By Angela Haas|2019-01-03T12:52:40-05:00January 3rd, 2019|

Happy New Year! This is a time when many of us form resolutions, but often struggle to keep them. I personally limit myself to just one resolution so I don’t feel overwhelmed by the things I wish to accomplish. I also think it’s great to focus on making positive, task-oriented resolutions. For example, if you want a raise, instead of making a resolution [...]

Managing Stress Through Exercise

By Angela Haas|2018-10-18T10:30:54-04:00November 8th, 2018|

In a fast-paced society, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Whenever I’m stressed out I like to go for a run (or a walk) in order to clear my head. While it’s well known that working out is beneficial for your physical health, its benefits on mental health aren’t discussed as much. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by increasing your [...]

Read On! Why Bookworm Habits Are Healthy

By Monica Petrucci|2018-10-18T10:23:42-04:00October 25th, 2018|

Want to start a new book but can’t find the inspiration to actually sit down and read it? Would it help if you knew there was scientific evidence that said reading is beneficial to your health and wellbeing? Reading is an excellent brain workout. It has been proven to not only increase intelligence, but can also prevent neurological disease and slow mental decline [...]

Namaste! PSG’s Weekly Yoga Sessions

By Monica Petrucci|2018-11-08T09:54:22-05:00August 7th, 2018|

When I first started my internship at PSG, I was thrilled to find out that I would be interning on the same days that the office does yoga. Since Lori, our president and CEO, also owns CrossFit Exclamation—her gym that’s conveniently attached to PSG’s offices—we’re lucky enough to have hour-long yoga sessions twice a week. Julie, our fantastic yoga instructor, always provides a class [...]

Dancing Queen: My Lifelong Love to Move

By Monica Petrucci|2018-11-08T09:53:19-05:00July 31st, 2018|

My mom signed me up for dance classes when I was three years old, and ever since then I haven’t been able to stop—even as a college student. For me, dancing has always been an escape. I can leave all my stress at the door when I walk into a studio. Today, I recognize what dance has taught me, and how it’s shaped [...]

Patriots’ Day at the Races

By Alex Belloli|2018-11-02T16:02:55-04:00April 12th, 2018|

The Boston Marathon is more historic than you may think! Starting on April 19, 1897, it is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and is one of the best-known road racing events globally. It has traditionally been held on Patriots’ Day because the Boston Athletic Association, which established the event,wanted to link Athenian and American struggles for freedom. The holiday used to [...]

Nap It Off!

By Alex Belloli|2018-11-02T15:28:59-04:00February 1st, 2018|

One thing got me through college with (most of) my sanity intact: napping. Whether it was in my apartment or in the library, napping gave me the energy to carry on. Even after graduating, I find a good nap to be immeasurably helpful in energizing me when I need it. There are three types of napping: planned, emergency and habitual. Planned napping is what [...]

Waltz This Way: How Dancing Can Slow the Aging of the Brain

By Katy Rosen|2018-11-02T15:02:50-04:00September 14th, 2017|

I did not like the dancing portion of high school theater; every dance was a painful experience for me and anyone nearby. To this day, I cannot confidently do the Charleston, but luckily all that time spent on the dance floor wasn’t wasted. It turns out even poor attempts at dancing can help your brain! A team led by a Colorado State University [...]

A Laughing Matter: The Benefits of Laughter Yoga

By Tess Renault|2019-03-19T13:10:35-04:00February 16th, 2016|

When I took my first yoga class, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew it would be a fairly quiet experience. Or so I had heard. If my instructor had told the class to lie on the floor and laugh for 20 minutes, I’m not sure what I would’ve done. (To be honest, I probably would’ve left the room.) However, when [...]

An App a Day: Smartwatches and Your Health

By Tanya Seamans|2018-11-02T11:58:28-04:00September 15th, 2015|

My first cell phone was my mom’s old Nokia brick. I wasn’t able to do a whole lot more than make phone calls and play Snake—but then again, what else was a phone supposed to do? When I got my first iPhone, it changed my life. For the first time, I understood that one device could do many, many things. A phone was [...]

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