FUEL Intervention Fall 2014: Registration Open

FUEL Intervention Fall 2014:  Registration is Open Improve your health– one plate at a time. FUEL is a plate-based dietary intervention designed to improve nutrient intake, facilitate weight management, and reduce health outcomes associated with chronic disease.  It is available to Furman faculty, staff, and dependents at no cost. Participants are asked to conform most [...]

FIT Rx Fall 2014: Registration Open

FIT Rx Fall 2014:  Registration is Open! Did you know that exercise is medicine?  According to the American College of Sports Medicine 2011 Position Stand, exercise can help to alleviate or eliminate many conditions and chronic diseases that we face today. For example, exercise can: decrease the risk of all cause mortality and cardiovascular disease [...]

Furman Group Exercise Fall 2014 Schedule

Welcome back Paladins!  Furman Group Exercise Classes begin on Tuesday, August 26! We have added a few new additions to the schedule– early morning Cycling classes, lunchtime Beginner Body Fit, afternoon Kickboxing, and separate Beginner/ Advanced Yoga classes in the evening.  And of course your favorite Boot Camp, Body Fit, Yoga, Aqua Power, and Zumba [...]

Summer Scholars 2014: Live Well

Summer Scholars 2014:  Prospective Furman students experience the field of Health Sciences and learn how to “Live Well” Every summer, I have the pleasure of spending one week with 7-15 prospective Furman students in the Summer Scholars program.  Summer Scholars are rising high school juniors or seniors who have expressed an interest in attending Furman [...]

Upstate SC Farm Tour: Connecting Consumers with Farmers

We spent Saturday exploring a few local farms with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 8th Annual Upstate Farm Tour.  The tours are designed to connect consumers with local farmers who use sustainable agricultural practices. I love the chance to see where and how food is grown …and sneak a few cooking tips from the pros [...]

Greenville Saturday Farmer’s Market Recipes

We stopped by the Downtown Greenville Saturday Farmer’s Market this weekend and had a blast!  My kids were pretty mopey at first because they thought that I was dragging them shopping.  Once they tasted the Oatmeal Strawberry Bar from the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery and washed it down with some Passionfruit Iced Tea from Tealoha [...]

FUEL 2014 Results: Participants Improve Health One Plate at a Time

The results of FUEL 2014 are in!  Our participants experienced many exciting improvements in health outcomes as you will see below. If you are new to this blog, FUEL is a plate-based dietary intervention that encourages participants to conform most meals to the FUEL plate which consists of: 1/2 vegetables and/or fruits 1/4 whole grains [...]

Study Day Recharge April 2014

Students flocked to the Study Day Recharge in the Library last night for healthy refreshments and mini-yoga sessions as they prepared for final exams.  This event is sponsored by the Furman Library, Furman Culinary Club, Furman Department of Health Sciences and Center for Teaching and Learning. The Menu Quinoa with Black Beans, Mango, Lime, and [...]

Furman Group Exercise Classes May and Summer 2014

Group Exercise will host a three week May session and seven week Summer session with Boot Camp, Body Fit, Aqua Power, Zumba, and Yoga.  Hope to see you there! (click on the schedules below to enlarge)      

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 [...]