A bit fit? Examining Fitness Trackers’ Effectiveness
Have you ever had a friend who complained that they didn’t want to work out because they forgot their FitBit or Apple Watch at home and therefore their efforts ‘won’t count’? I have seen this, and I am also guilty of kicking myself for forgetting my beloved fitness tracker watch in the charger at home. This obsessive and seemingly counter-productive fixation on tracking steps and fitness begs the question: Is all this emphasis on digital fitness tracking and wearables even helping people?
Possible Career Paths for Sport Health Science at Life U
Career exploration is an important part of personal and professional growth. For students who are enrolled in sports health science and similar majors here at Life University (Life U), here is a helpful starter guide to get you thinking about possible career paths.
At-Home Beginner Workouts for Study Breaks
Life University students are no strangers to hitting the books, especially with finals on the horizon. That said, a healthy body equals a healthy mind, so it is important to get the body moving periodically in order to perform at your best. It’s necessary to have some quick exercises that you can do at home to feel more energized and healthier while studying or anytime you need a boost. Look at some beginner workout moves you can use when you need to move.
Winter Workout Habits
Life University’s educational and clinical philosophy is based on Vitalism—our recognition that the Universe itself is self-conscious, and as such, creates itself as a dynamic system wherein living organisms are self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing.
Faces of LIFE – Dr. Nicole McCarty
Family is very important to Life University alumna Dr. Nicole McCarty. In addition to raising her toddler daughter, Dr. McCarty is a caregiver to her grandparents and her mother, who is in remission from multiple myeloma. She also runs her own practice as an integrative health doctor and wellness coach, helping people with a wide range of concerns including fitness, nutrition and stress management. Dr. McCarty’s interest in health and her experience as a teacher and coach eventually led her to LIFE.
Dr. Shawn Cradit, Associate Professor in the Sport Health Science & Athletic Training programs at Life University (LIFE), interviewed with several schools before coming to work at LIFE in March 2019 because she felt at home. “The campus really stuck out to me. It wasn’t so big that you felt like you were going to get lost. When I got home, and I was talking to my boyfriend and my sisters, I just kept coming back to how the campus was intimate.”
Lauren Johnson, always an outspoken proponent of exercise, decided to make Life University the setting for the next phase in her education. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University, Johnson is now pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at LIFE.