Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My slideshow

For my slideshow, I will be focusing on Alex Hendricks.Hendricks is a Towson University senior and plays club lacrosse and works as building manager in Burdick Hall. I chose Alex becuase I wanted to focus on an athele for this story to see what motivates them and drives to not only be better in their sport, but in their personal life as well. I plan to include pictures of him working in the gym Burdick, playing on the team (if they have an upcoming game) and including pictures and natural sound of the lacrosse team's practices.

Drinks can add more calories than you think

What did you drink today, juice, coffe, or maybe some iced tea? Those tasty beverages may seem like good thrist quenchers but they might be responsible for those extra inches on your waistline. A recent article exposed the truth behind liquid calories. According to a study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, " reducing liquid calories, especially from sugar-sweetened drinks such as punches, fruit juices and sodas, helps people lose weight and keep it off." In fact, if you cut 150 calories a day, which is usually the amount of calories in a regular soda, you can lose 15 lbs in year! And those who lost weight from cutting out liquid calories tended to keep off for at least 18 months.

I completly agree with this article. Many times people don't realize the amount of calories in their drinks and it slips away from them. This especially true of college students, they just don't think that their frappachino's or those smoothies from PAWS are loaded with calories and sugar.