THE FITNESS & WELLNESS BULLETIN July/August 2010 Volume 10 #3 INDOOR TRIATHALON: RESULTS NEW EQUIPMENT! An Indoor Triathlon was held in the Stephens In mid-August, we’ll be replacing almost all of Fitness Center and Dillon Pool on April 28. A our selectorized (weight-stacked) machines in total of 7 fitness enthusiasts competed as 3- the fitness center. The equipment served us person teams with one participant swimming well for 10.5 years – one piece roughly one-half mile, one cycling 7 miles and was nearly 18 years old – but it one running 4 miles. (There were two 3- was time to be replaced. person teams; one person competed solo.) The event was won by JSS with a total time of Look for new versions of many 57:41. Team members were Julie Dickerson standard machines that are ‘10, Sam Dorison ‘11 and Sarah Van Cleve ‘12. needed for a comprehensive workout such as the leg press Here are the top individual male and female and leg extension. But you’ll also performers in the event: have access to some selectorized pieces that we’ve never had such as a seated calf • Swim: Julie Dickerson ‘10 (9:55) and Ivan extension, seated dip and pectoral fly/posterior Camponogara ‘13 (11:37). deltoid (pictured). • Bike: Sam Dorison ‘11 (19:56) and Jonathan Choo ‘13 (22:28). You’ll sure to be wowed by the design and • Run: Sarah Van Cleve ‘12 (27:50) and function of the new equipment. Olivia Guayasamin ‘13 (31:31). KEEP IT CLEAN ALCOHOL AND STROKE Speaking of fitness equipment, we take great There appears to be a fairly strong association pride in its appearance. But we can’t do it between a moderate consumption of alcohol alone. As a way to encourage users to wipe and heart attacks. However, the link has been down their cardio less consistent with stroke. Most studies that equipment, we’ve examined alcohol consumption and stroke added custom- didn’t consider the role of dietary and other made stickers as lifestyle differences among various types of reminders (made drinkers (such as wine drinkers, beer drinkers by Put Me Back, a and so on). New Jersey based company). In one study, researchers followed 38,156 men (aged 40-75) for 14 years. The men were Besides keeping the equipment looking good, enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up wiping down sweat will lengthen its lifespan. Study and included dentists, veterinarians, Plus, it’s part of standard “gym etiquette”; hey, optometrists, pharmacists, osteopathic who wants to get on a piece of equipment physicians and podiatrists. that’s drowning in sweat from the previous user? Most importantly, though, using the The study found a correlation between an disinfectant in the spray bottles that are increased risk of stroke and consuming three provided near all equipment is a great drinks or more per day but not two drinks or preventative measure against communicable less per day. The lowest risk for stroke was in diseases like the flu. those who consumed a moderate amount of alcohol (1-2 drinks) 3-4 days per week. WE’RE ON FACEBOOK Interestingly, the type of alcohol is a factor. Gain free access to dozens of insightful fitness This particular study suggested that red wine and nutrition articles on our Blog and watch was more protective against stroke than white tutorial training videos that will teach you how wine, beer and liquor. to perform many exercises. To join, just type “Princeton University-Stephens Fitness Center” Source: Annals of Internal Medicine in the Facebook Search Box. TIPS FOR SUMMER FOOD SAFETY GROUP FITNESS CORNER Picnic season is in full swing and that means Beginning July 1, you can purchase punch an increased possibility for some type of food cards on-line for Group Fitness, Yoga/Pilates sickness. With that in mind, here are some and Spinning. To do this, visit our website at tips for food safety during the summer Princeton.edu/campusrec/online-registration. months: For more information about Group and • Wash your hands with soap and water for Instructional Fitness Programs, contact Brian at least 20 seconds before touching any Monsen at 8-8549 or email@example.com. food or handling raw meat. • Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under SUMMER INTERN running water before packing them. • Organize your coolers with drinks in one Morgan Nelsen, a senior health-fitness major and perishables in another. at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), • Separate cooked food from raw. is doing a summer internship with us. She • Cook burgers to 160 degrees F. becomes the 30th intern that we’ve had in the fitness center since we began hosting Source: Consumer Reports internships in 1995. GO FIGURE In July, Morgan will split her time between the Stephens The fastest time for running a 26.2-mile Fitness Center and Stadium marathon is 2:03:59 (hours:minutes:seconds). Weight Room where she will But here are some other records for running work with the Strength and the marathon: Conditioning Staff. The fastest time (hours:minutes) while . . . After she receives her degree, Morgan plans to enter graduate school for pushing a stroller - 2:32 either corporate fitness or physical therapy. dressed as a vegetable (carrot) - 3:34 She set a record among interns for the dressed as a fruit (orange) - 4:32 greatest distance between her school and dressed as an animal (ostrich) - 3:42 Princeton University: 1,237 miles! bouncing a basketball - 3:48 wearing stilts - 8:25 FITNESS STAFF NEWS juggling 3 beanbags - 2:50 running backward - 3:43 Matt Brzycki, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness, finished third in the 200 Source: Runner's World (29.89) and the 400 (1:04.33) in his age group (50-54) at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Open and GO FIGURE AGAIN Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Widener College in Chester, Periodically, we look at usage statistics of our PA. His time in the 400 was below the cardio equipment, especially qualifying standard of 1:06.20 for the 2011 the bikes and treadmills. Summer National Senior Games in Houston. In a recent check, we found out that our 20 treadmills had FITNESS STAFF clocked 237,657.84 miles which (258-3520) is roughly the distance between Asst Director/Campus Rec Fitness: Matt Brzycki here and the moon! In Morning Manager: Colt Murphy, Ed.D. crunching the numbers for that Evening Manager: Itai Boublil time period, we calculated that the 20 Equipment Repair Specialist: Ross Re treadmills got about 540.45 miles per day or Fitness Supervisors and Personal Trainers: 27.02 miles per day per treadmill. Susan Crane, James DeVincenzi, Derek Grego ‘12, Tyrell Hall ‘12, Dick Hueber ‘55, Dan Or look at it this way: Each day, users of the Kowalski ‘12, Joseph Mislan, David Ogden, John Pesce, Ross Re, Sharon Rodgers, Ph.D. *08, facility logged a little more than a 26.2-mile Tina VanDerMeiren and Ernest Wang ‘12. marathon on each of the 20 treadmills.