Joan Benoit Samuelson made history 29 years ago when she crossed the finish line at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to become the first ever Women’s Olympic marathon winner. Last Wednesday, Samuelson made an appearance on the Portland campus to talk about her role in breaking the gender barrier but also spoke personally about the […]
The nationally eighth ranked Lady Huskies were unable to advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship last Friday in Gorham, losing 80-58 to the Smith College Pioneers (23-4). The loss concludes the season for the women’s team with an impressive 27-2 record. Just 10 minutes into the game, […]
The smoking ban will officially be enforced on campus starting in January with officials hoping to improve the health of the USM community. Cancer, in fact, is the leading cause of death in Maine and has a higher rate than any other state, according to the Centers for Disease Control. They also estimated that 85 […]
This year, a fun, Latin-inspired fitness class has motivated many USM students to dance their way to good health. USM is now offering one of the worlds’ largest and most successful dance themed fitness parties, known as Zumba. It is perfect for those who hate working out, but love dancing. Staff member Jennifer Camire, who […]
USM’s own Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex may be a hidden gold mine for health and fitness in Portland. This multipurpose facility features two air-conditioned fitness centers, three basketball courts, three racquetball courts, a squash court and two multipurpose rooms. Unlike other gyms, the Sullivan Complex offers discounted exercise classes and services that surpass other […]
USM’s basketball scene at the Sullivan Complex in Portland would have social scientists jumping on their feet. For several nights a week, students, faculty, alumni and other members in the community come together for a competitive game of basketball. From loud shuffling of the feet, to rhythmic smacks of basketballs echoing across the courts, players […]
We’ve all heard that snacking can ruin diets and promote weight gain through fitness magazines and weight loss shows. Snacking seems to have a bad reputation for dieters and health fanatics.
Like many students, I’m addicted to coffee. Not only because of its unique aroma and taste, but because of its ability to cast a spell that temporarily ignites my motivation, concentration and productivity. So when I read that a nine-year study proved that coffee consumption does not link to any chronic diseases, I was filled with excitement and relief.
For as long as I can remember, my mother always warned me about saturated fats. Saturated fats, according to her conventional wisdom source, clog arteries and contributes to heart disease and obesity. She use to trim excess fat from the occasional steak I was able to enjoy once in a while. As for me, I […]
Whether you’re in a relationship, single or in between, Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate and appreciate love. This year, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on flowers, chocolates and jewelry, why not try something different?