Posts by: Sargent College

Challenge #8

Improve Your Posture! Here are some tips for improving your posture so you don’t end up like this because of bad posture! • Be mindful. The first step to good posture is being aware of how your body is aligned and adjusting it throughout the day. • Don’t hunch over your desk. Sit comfortably with […]

Challenge #7

MyPlate Challenge To help you complete this challenge, follow the tips below: • Find recipes, information and helpful tips at • Make at least half your grains whole grains • Boost your nutrition and feeling of fullness by rounding out meals and snacks with vegetables and fruits. Most people have to make an effort […]

Challenge #6

Embrace Mini-Meditations Watch this video on YouTube Adam’s tips to complete this week’s challenge: 1. Sit comfortable with your feet on the floor. 2. Slowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Fill your lungs from the bottom up like a water jug. Commit to a good exhale with each breath. 3. […]

Challenge #5

Stretch it out! This week, we’re working with FitRec to challenge you to take a look at your flexibility. Flexibility is very important because it helps to reduce muscular tension, decrease soreness, better perform activities of daily living, and prevent injury. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends stretching all major muscle tendon units 5-7 […]

Challenge #4

Get Moving! Okay, it’s not summer anymore but it’s still nice out! All the more reason to get outside and walk around – and what better place to do it than the city of Boston? Regular exercise is essential to weight management and improves overall health, well-being and mood, but it often gets pushed aside […]

Challenge #3

Go Vegetarian! This challenge comes from Sargent Choice – our partner in healthy eating. In honor of Vegetarian Awareness Month, we’re challenging you to go vegetarian at least 3 days this week! There’s a whole national backing to this idea, it’s called Meatless Monday. It’s pretty incredible to think that producing a hamburger requires the […]

Challenge #2

Know Your Numbers This week, we’re working with FitRec to challenge you to calculate your numbers and put them to good use during your fitness activities. FitRec encourages you to find your Body Mass Index (BMI) and your Target Heart Rate. These will, in turn, help you figure out how hard you should be working […]

Challenge #1

Give Yourself a Breakfast Boost You probably hear all the time that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but it’s the truth! Starting your day off right with a healthy breakfast gives your body the energy and fuel it needs to perform well during your busy day. Omitting breakfast does not […]