Category: Fitness

Students move less in school and gain more pounds

By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as

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Standing for a Cause: Climbing Over the Obstacles of Life

By Lauren Keating   Boisterous noises bounced off the walls of Brooklyn Boulders. The rock–climbing facility was full of children attending birthday parties as athletic men and women mounted the walls, leg muscles straining in an attempt at victory found at the top. Some struggled at the challenge, while others rose to the occasion, lifting

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Bicycling in New York: Good or Bad?

While being a New Yorker, there is no way denying the amount of the pollution the city produces. Thick gases from cars, buses, and factories form dark, translucent clouds following us like an unwanted imaginary friend.  However, even if the New Yorker’s eyes are blind to the pollution, we cannot be ignorant to the fact that pollution

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