Kick Start 2020

Happy New Year from Gentile Hall!!  Now is the time to make New Year’s resolutions

and the hard part is sticking with them.  This year I kick started 2020 with a diet cleanse.  It’s

nothing really extreme, but it’s good to do to get your diet back on track after the holidays.  It

consists of avoiding chips, soda, candy, doughnuts, cake, ice cream, white bread, French fries, fried food, cookies and pizza for one month.  If you are looking for some motivation with your workout routine, come see me and we can talk about goals and what you want out of your fitness program.  For more details about personal training, diet, workouts and body fat testing, you can email me at keli.marston@maine.edu.

Welcome back students for a second semester!  Let’s get active with some intramurals.

Basketball intramurals will start soon and then volleyball will follow.  If anyone is interested in

playing or has any questions, please contact Jonathon Bowman at Jonathon.bowman@maine.edu

Students, faculty and staff, don’t forget about all the rentals Gentile Hall has for you  to take part in outdoor activities.  Get outside and enjoy some fresh air skiing or snowshoeing.  We have skis, boots, poles and snowshoes for you all to use.  There are wonderful ski trails and snowshoe

trails at Aroostook State Park and the Nordic Heritage Center.  Stop by our front desk for any

questions concerning our rentals or email Dick Gardner at richard.gardner@maine.edu

February is heart health awareness month.  Some healthy tips for lowering your

cholesterol are increasing your omega 3’s by eating more fish.  Salmon is very high in omega

3’s.  Almonds, olive oil and avocados are also high in omega 3’s.  Increasing fiber in your

diet has also been proven to help lower cholesterol levels.  Oatmeal for breakfast is a great

choice with lots of fiber.  Fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants such as strawberries,

blueberries, spinach and broccoli have also been proven to lower cholesterol levels.

 

Here is a heart healthy protein smoothie that is a perfect option for breakfast or lunch.

 

½ Banana

½ Cup Strawberries

¼ Cup Oatmeal

½ Scoop Protein Powder

1 Cup of Yogurt

1 Cup of Juice