Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2014 Carpe Diem Dash Race Route

Bay Path University
5K Carpe Diem Dash
Race Route

RACE START: Bay Path University Main Entrance
Cross Longmeadow and run east on Greenacre
LEFT on Fairfield
RIGHT on Hopkins
RIGHT on Lynnwood
LEFT on Williams
LEFT on Grassy Gutter
LEFT on Bliss
LEFT on Cross
RIGHT on Hopkins Place
Cross Longmeadow Street
LEFT on Longmeadow Street sidewalk
RACE FINISH at top of Bay Path University Main Entrance

*There will be volunteers on the course directing you where to turn

**There will be water stations at the 1 and 2 mile markers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rock the End of the Semester

It's that time of the year when the end is near but the "to-do" list seems unbearable.
Find 15 or 20 minutes and a quiet space to make a plan so you can rock the end of your semester.


End of Semester Assignments
Write down all your major assignments on one sheet of paper.  Then, break each assignment into more manageable steps with concrete due dates.  This will help you avoid the "all-nighter cram" on a paper or project.  Give each segment of the project 100 percent of your attention, rather than trying to do many things at once.  After you finish each project, take a few minutes to celebrate your accomplishment.  Perhaps go for a walk, watch a funny video, or anything else you enjoy.  Then, direct your attention to the next task.
Here's a document that will help you organize your assignments

End of Semester Planning
Remember way back in January when you set an academic goal such as making Dean's List or achieving a certain GPA?  Well, now is the final push to make that goal a reality.  Review your current progress in each course and what you need to do to earn your goal final grade.  Then, make a plan and get after it!
Be sure to chunk your final projects and exams into smaller manageable tasks.  Rather than pulling an all-nighter the night before, tackle one or two chapters a night for example.  Not only will you and your body thank you, but your grades will as well!
Here's a document that will help you examine your current and goal final grades

Check out the Bay Path Health and Wellness Department online resources.  New resources will be posted daily so be sure to visit us often!

Facebook: BPCwellness
Twitter: @BPCwellness
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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Change up your Cardio: Rowing

Over time, our body becomes more and more efficient at our exercise routines.  Change it up to continue seeing great results, and challenging your system.

Today's Cardio Topic: Rowing

Bay Path College has a rowing machine in the fitness center.  Stop in and check it out!

Rowing Benefits
Arms, legs, chest, back, abs—even your mind. Your whole body gets a complete workout from the efficient, rhythmic motion of rowing. Rowing is such a great exercise in so many different ways.
  • Low-impact (easy on the knees and ankles)
  • High calorie burner (because it uses so many muscle groups)
  • Great for joint health (joints move through a wide range of motion)
  • Upper body (completes the stroke)
  • Lower body (the legs initiate the drive)
  • Works the back and abs too!
  • Superb aerobic fitness (great for cardiovascular fitness)
  • Relieves Stress (for overall health and well-being)
  • Source: Concept 2 Rowing
Rowing Basics (content from Concept 2 Rowing)
The rowing stroke can be divided into two parts: The drive and the recovery.

You will learn a coordinated movement pattern built upon the following positions and phases:
The Recovery (Phase 1)
  • Extend your arms until they straighten.
  • Lean your upper body forward to the one o'clock position.
  • Once your hands and the oar handle have cleared your knees, allow your knees to bend and gradually slide the seat forward on the monorail.
The Catch (Position 1)
  • Arms are straight; head is neutral; shoulders are level and not hunched.
  • Upper body is at the one o'clock position—shoulders in front of hips.
  • Shins are vertical and not compressed beyond the perpendicular.
  • Balls of the feet are in full contact with the footplate.
The Drive (Phase 2)
  • With straight arms and while maintaining the position of the upper body at one o'clock, exert pressure on the foot plate and begin pushing with your legs.
  • As your legs approach straight, lean the upper body back to the eleven o'clock position and draw the hands back to the lower ribs in a straight line.
The Finish (Position 2)
  • Legs are extended and handle is held lightly at your lower ribs.
  • Upper body is at the eleven o'clock position—slightly reclined with good support from your core muscles.
  • Head is in a neutral position.
  • Neck and shoulders are relaxed, and arms are drawn past the body with flat wrists.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations are a great way to wake your body up, rejuvenate yourself during the day, or relax before bed.  This series of 12 steps incorporates your whole body in movement.  Move through them at a pace that feels good to you and enjoy!

Be sure to save the image to your mobile device or print it out and post it in your room for quick and easy reference.

Source: http://www.healthytimesblog.com/2011/05/sun-salutations-best-way-to-begin-your-day/

Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruit

Getting your fruits and veggies doesn't have to break the bank.  Consider these smart shopping tips from the USDA. Save the image to your mobile phone and have it handy next time you are in the grocery store.

Seafood Pocket Guide from Seafood Watch

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Our "Best Choices" are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Seafood to "Avoid" are overfished and/or fished or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment. 

Check out the handy pocket guide below.  Viewing on a mobile device?  Screen shot the guide for reference next time you are at a restaurant or in  grocery store.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Inspirational Playlist

Music has an incredible power to impact us in a variety of ways.
Download an inspiring playlist, put on your headphones, and enjoy!

Need an idea, here's one of our favorites:
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
  • It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  • Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
  • Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas
  • We are the Champions – Queen
  • Not Afraid – Eminem
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  • Human – The Killers
  • Remember the Name – Fort Minor
  • What a Feeling – Irene Cara
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • Don’t Worry be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
  • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Stand By Me ~ Ben E. King
  • What a Wonderful World –  Louis Armstrong
Still looking for other ideas?  Check out 8 Tracks which has free music playlists