Service-Learning as Wellness

At Broward College (BC), students are encouraged to participate in Service-Learning. This is a program where students may perform community volunteer hours and receive credit for their efforts on their co-curricular transcript. The underlying goal is to combine service to the community with classroom learning.

Last weekend, BC student volunteers assisted the “Tour de Broward” […]

Journey of Eight Thousand Miles

This weekend I completed 16 million pedometer steps since I began recording my steps 4 ½ years ago. Using the average of 2,000 steps per mile, I’ve walked 8,000 miles.

16 million steps = 8 thousand miles

When I look at my spreadsheet, I see that I walked an average of 10,500 steps per day. […]

Exercise and Cognitive Skill

According to two studies in the January 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, participating in a sustained exercise program may decrease cognitive decline in patients over 55 years old.

The first study, Physical Activity and Incident Cognitive Impairment in Elderly Persons, found moderate or high physical activity was associated with a lower risk […]