Category: exercise

“Fit For Success”

By Margo Wilson, Journalism Student, Sargent Choice Student Ambassador Recently Rachel Reynolds, one of our Dietitians at Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, was featured in a BUTV news piece that aired on BUTV 10 and Good Morning BU. Rachel was interviewed by Melissa Adan, who put together the video story. The clip, titled “Fit For Success” was […]

Weight Loss Applications: To use? Or Not To Use?

By Jesse Crowley, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Today, 91% of adult Americans own a cellphone and 56% of American adults have a smartphone. The general public is beginning to trust their smartphones with everything, from waking them up in the morning to managing their bank accounts. Should we now trust them with our healthcare? A […]

Say FAREwell to Food Allergies

By Ellie Schulman, Film and Television student, College of Communication My name is Ellie Schulman, and I’m lactose intolerant. Wait, this isn’t Intolerants Anonymous? My bad. Anyway, there’s a lovely organization called Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) that does pretty much exactly what its name implies. We actually did a blog post about FARE’s […]


By Ellie Schulman, Film and Television student, College of Communication That got your attention, right? Who doesn’t love free stuff! Boston is awesome, because there are a ton of places you can go to take free fitness classes, especially during the summer. Here’s a link so you can check out the daily schedule of where […]

Weightlifting Not Just for the Boys

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College   I remember the first time I stepped into Fitrec I was so excited by all the elliptical machines, the pretty track, the perfectly-blue swimming pools, and the large amount of fitness classes. Basically anything and everything but the weights. Always being active in sports like field hockey, […]

Time To Work Out! Healthy Pre-Exercise Snacks

By Clara Gordon, Dietetic Intern, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center image source Snacking can be an important nutrition strategy for anyone seeking to maintain adequate energy throughout their day.  In the popular press, snacking, grazing, or any other word denoting an occasion to nosh between meals has fallen in and out of vogue depending upon the […]

Exercise for Your Body

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Whether you love to run along the Charles, practice yoga at a nearby studio, lift weights at the gym, or take a PDP at FitRec, if you like to exercise, chances are you’ve heard a lot of exercise and nutrition myths. This month’s theme is Don’t Sweat it. […]

Get Moving: Gym Membership Optional

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Image Source Resolution #4: Exercise More The word “exercise” often conjures images of running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym , both requiring you to take a chunk of time out of your day to do. Well this year I challenge you to change that […]

Muscle Milk: Living up to the Hype?

By Colleen Alexander, Nutrition Student, Sargent College Photo Source Muscle Milk has recently joined a sea of protein supplements that are advertised for all ages and ailments. To appeal to a widening demographic, Muscle Milk’s collection now includes chocolate malt, banana and strawberry flavors, and a new series of reduced fat “Muscle Milk Light” options. […]

You don’t need to “Earn Your Mac n Cheese”

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College There’s a new gym near Boston University. Huge billboards and ads adorn the windows proclaiming that YOU need to “earn your mac n cheese tonight” Their gimmick to get you inside their doors, clamoring for a membership is to guilt you into working out. Because the only reason […]