RecSports Blog

  Mar 19   Nutrition

Jessie the Dietitian: Does My Body Need a Detox?

Spring is nearly here and with that comes a plethora of marketing pitches encouraging spring cleaning, organizing and simplifying one’s life. With Marie Kondo in your ear asking if that item truly “sparks joy”, sales ads and social media ‘influencers’ will encourage you to make it a self-care spring clean of your body and your t-shirt drawer.“Try my miracle 3-day cleansing […]

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  Mar 18   Outdoors

Breaking Barriers at Black Balsam

“That was INCREDIBLE! I can’t believe we just did that!, one of the hikers shouted as we triumphantly high-fived in the parking lot after trudging up the final incline of the weekend with our 500-pound backpacks.We reached the van from which we had departed a few days earlier and threw our packs on the ground, trying to extend our vision past the thick fog, and just kind of […]

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  Feb 27   Sport Clubs

Club of the Month: Baseball

This February we’re putting our Club of the Month spotlight on the Baseball team. The D1 team is on fire, with a 10-2 game record, a 10 to nothing win against the University of Miami on Feb 16 and are now ranked #12 nationally by the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA).Division 2 is doing well too, currently playing with an enviable 6-3 record this season and will be […]

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  Feb 20   Sport Clubs

Men’s Club Rugby Celebrates 50 Years!

Traditions are what keep the spirits alive. A tradition that has been alive for the University of Florida Men’s Club Rugby Team is the alumni game that takes place every February.  The alumni game is an unofficial match between the current club team and former gator rugby players, tracing back to the original team.  This year’s reunion was a special one because the club rugby […]

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  Feb 20   Nutrition

March Through Nutrition Month with Jessie the Dietitian

Who is RecSports’ Jessie the Dietitian?Halloween 2016 is a sweet day in my life story:  Day One as the UF RecSports Coordinator of Nutrition. I was hired to create Nutrition Services at RecSports and promote nutrition health and wellness to the UF community. To get here, I didn’t take a direct route into nutrition. At. All. Instead, I took a meandering, melodious route […]

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  Feb 18   Fitness

Did you know…RecSports has Athletic Trainers!?

What is an Athletic TrainerAthletic trainers (AT’s) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. AT’s are trained to handle emergency injuries such as fractures, sprains/strains, […]

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  Feb 13   Outdoors

Faceless in Paradise: A UF Sea Kayaking TRiP to the Bahamas

I never thought I’d take an aqua-dump, but there I was in the Spring of 2018 squatting waist deep in the tropical blue waters of the Bahamas. A little backstory, TRiP facilitated a week-long sea kayaking trip to the Exuma Cays, and I was lucky enough to be one of the leaders to plan it. While you could hear a great story from any of the 9 of us that went, there was something […]

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  Jan 28   Fitness, News

Your heart is your real Valentine this year!

Every February, we celebrate American Heart Month. With heart disease as the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, this month is dedicated to raising awareness to ways we can optimize our heart health and quality of life. Here are 4 simple tips to keep a healthy Valentine’s Day muscle (aka YOUR HEART!):MOVE! – Exercise isn’t the only type of […]

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  Jan 28   Sport Clubs

Women’s Flag Football becomes Two-Time National “Chomp”ions

The University of Florida Women’s Club Flag Football team was recently named 2018 NIRSA champions after a win versus Mexican University, La Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in early January of 2019 that took place at Pensacola, Florida.Their second national championship win, the women’s club flag football team began their first practice in fall of 2017. “My high school […]

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  Jan 23   News, Nutrition

Jessie the Dietitian: The Ketogenic Diet

Undoubtedly, you have heard about the ketogenic diet, or "keto." Keto is frequently billed as a euphoric diet that allows all the fat one wants to eat while also losing all the fat. Well known in the neuro-medicine community as a treatment for intractable epilepsy since the 1920s, its popularity has shot up recently after a few celebrities experienced weight loss on the […]

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  Jan 8   News

Why Not to Have a New Year’s Resolution

We all know about New Year’s resolutions. The phrase “new year, new me” gets thrown around every January, with many of us starting the new year inspired to make a change in our lives. But how many of these resolutions actuallystick? According to U.S. News, most resolutions fail by the second week of February. While enthusiasm and good intentions go a long way, this year, I am […]

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  Dec 19   Nutrition

New Year, New Diet?

Thinking about a quick diet to get you on track for health and wellness this New Year? The most popular resolutions every January 1st include: Eat healthier, Get fit, and Lose weight. It all seems so easy. Simply follow this meal plan and voilà, a leaner, slimmer you in 30 days!Unfortunately, quick results may come at a cost.  Prepare for increased cravings, more thoughts […]

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