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FIT Rx: Participants Learn Exercise is Medicine

Our first semester of the FIT Rx Internship in Individual Exercise Prescription is coming to a close.  We have been overwhelmed by the response that we have received from our Health Science majors and the Furman community who are all eager to participate. Want to learn more?  Check out these video documentaries from FIT Rx […]

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Craving something sweet and decadent?  Try this easy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream with just two ingredients- frozen bananas and peanut butter. I like to slice ripe bananas into freezable containers and store them in the freezer.  They are perfect to snack on when the weather is hot, add to […]

FIT Rx Trainers Demonstrate Functional Fitness

FIT Rx Trainers Demonstrate Functional Fitness Ready to take your resistance training to the next level?  Give functional fitness a try.  Traditional resistance training machines confine the movement to one plane of motion (such as forward, back, forward, back).  Functional fitness moves create an unstable environment and recruit more supplementary muscles.  This type of training […]

Kale Salad with Lemon and Parmesan

Our FIT Rx trainers and I wrapped up our final class tonight with a class potluck!  Molly Makela brought this delicious Kale Salad with Lemon and Parmesan.  Thinly slice fresh kale leaves and remove the woody stems.  Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, shredded Parmesan and dried cherries (I may try pine nuts for a […]

Study Day Recharge!

Students, mark your calendars!  We will be hosting our second Study Day Recharge to help support you during your final exams! Study Day is Wednesday, April 30.  We will provide 30 minute mini-yoga sessions in Library Room 043 (lower level by Help Desk).  Beginners are welcome and mats will be provided.  Healthy refreshments will available […]

Grilled Pineapple Fruit Salad with Coconut

Grilled Pineapple Fruit Salad with Coconut We just broke out the grill this weekend and enjoyed grilled salmon, grilled vegetables, and farro salad.  But the real treat was this Grilled Pineapple Fruit Salad for dessert!  The ingredients can vary based on what you have on hand but this was our favorite. Ingredients: 1 whole pineapple, […]

Quinoa with Black Beans, Mango, Cilantro, and Lime

  Quinoa with Black Beans, Mango, Cilantro, and Lime This salad is so light and refreshing.  Quinoa is one of my favorite whole grains because it cooks in a mere 15 minutes.  Toss with black beans, mango, red bell peppers, cilantro, and lime.  Make a batch when you have a few extra minutes and enjoy […]

Farro with Cucumbers, Lemon, Feta, and Parsley

Farro with Cucumbers, Lemon, Feta, and Parsley Looking to sneak more whole grains into your diet?  Try this easy farro salad with cucumbers, lemon, feta, and parsley.  I used a quick cooking variety of farro that I purchased at Trader Joe’s for around $1.50.  It only takes 10 minutes to boil and then toss with […]

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Make a batch of these for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or pre-workout snack.  Be sure to use ripe bananas (with little brown sugar spots) on them.  They are naturally sweet and cut back on the added sugar in this recipe significantly.  Leftovers freeze beautifully. Ingredients: 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas […]

Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal

  Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal This is the perfect dish to make at night so you can enjoy the leftovers on busy mornings- just reheat them in the microwave.  Baked bananas and blueberries fill your kitchen with an amazing aroma! Ingredients 4 bananas 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen blueberries (~3 cups) […]