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Intern Perspectives: Stairs and Elevators

I have now completed my first few weeks of working in an office. I have my own desk and my own laptop; I have to commute downtown every morning and complete productive work each day. It is a totally different life from my past two years of taking classes.  The routine of schoolwork had become

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Making The Situation Better

Making The Situation Better

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready to start the semester off right. World Sport Chicago Athlete Ambassadors sure are. We are so grateful for all the Olympic, Paralympic, elite and college athletes that have joined us for the Program Orientation Session last night, all eager to help at-risk

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“The Force Behind the Force”

“The Force Behind the Force”

Earlier this year, in an effort to give back to those who “have borne the battle,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new nationwide initiative “Summer of Service,” with a focus on growing the number of individuals and organizations serving veterans and their communities. As part of its commitment to this initiative, World

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Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Intern Perspectives Re-Cap: Eric Schriesheim

Previously to working with World Sport Chicago, I had never held a position with a non-profit organization. Although I have worked in the sports industry, I did not know what this experience would entail. My time with World Sport Chicago is coming to a close, and my experience has taught me that I genuinely enjoy

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Intern Perspectives: Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Intern Perspectives: Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

In an earlier blog post this summer, I noted that seven seconds of moderate jump roping can burn one calorie for a 100 pound child. This number increases with weight. Any physical activity that causes an increase in heart rate will provide similar results. If a calorie is burned every several seconds with moderate exercise,

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4 Cool Ways to Stay Active

4 Cool Ways to Stay Active

These past two weeks have featured high temperatures and muggy humidity. Traditional summer weather is seemingly here to stay in Chicago. Whether this is actually desirable or not is debatable, however it is enough to make most people sweat. Although I spend the school year in Florida, at the University of Miami, Chicago weather holds

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Intern Perspectives: Deceptively Delicious

The United States is addicted to sugar. Growing obesity rates, diabetes incidence, and other related health problems, have raised questions as to whether many Americans have any idea how much of this sweet stuff they are putting into their bodies. One goal of PlayStreets, a program by the Chicago Department of Public Health and facilitated

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Pedal for Chain-ge

Pedal for Chain-ge

Happy Spring! It looks like warm weather was just an April Fool’s prank – here today, gone the day after. But if this Saturday should rain, what better way to warm up for the National Bike Month than at World Sport Chicago’s indoor cycling event Spin to Break the Cycle at the House of Blues?

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It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

The slogan “We are the 99%” is a good way of translating wealth inequality in the US into something that everyone could understand. However, the quote also leaves out a lot. While it talks about the rising inequality and growing class segregation, this picture of a new Gilded Age is missing the growing divide between

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Spin with FCC

Spin with FCC

There is nothing out there that says a company must be charitable to survive. In fact, it’s often easier to take a passive approach. Fitness Formula Clubs, one of Chicago’s premier fitness centers (and a Gold Sponsor for the 2015 Spin to Break the Cycle), takes being active to the core of their company. As

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