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Doctors constantly talk about how our bodies handle stress. We like to use stress as a term that describes the amount of work your body is doing. For example, if you are sick with a cold, that is a form of stress. It puts a workload on your body that you must then recover from. 

So how do we recover from stress? Well, that depends on where the stress comes from. 

Stress can be both physical and mental, and most stress causes at least a little bit of both types. And so, when it comes to recovering from stress, you have to manage both the physical and the mental effects.

Anthony
Ascoli
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Recruiting season is well under way, and over the past several weeks we have received a number of requests from college coaches asking for advice on how to create more inclusive and diverse rowing programs. Inspired by these requests, this week PCR will be sharing our five-part information guide that includes advice and additional resources to help coaches and teams get started.

PCR’s Guide to Making College Rowing More Inclusive includes the following parts:

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Let’s get straight to the point. Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in Philadelphia and the nation (1).

All cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products damage your body and can result in life-threatening disease.

Thankfully, I believe that most Philadelphians are aware of this. A survey from 2019 found that 2% of Philadelphia high-schoolers use cigarettes, which is well below the 18.5% of adults in Philadelphia who do smoke. We are well below the national average of high schoolers who smoke as well, and that is excellent! (1)

Anthony
Ascoli
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5 Tips to Hydrate Like a Pro

Everyone is searching for an easy trick to improve their health and performance. Unfortunately, people spend their money on supplements that come in shiny, flashy bottles that just don’t work. 

But what if I told you the best health supplement doesn’t come from a health store? It doesn’t come in a shiny, flashy bottle or have a catchy name either. 

It’s water. That’s right. Water.

Anthony
Ascoli
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You ever hear the phrase, “You are what you eat”?

Putting the wrong foods in your body will affect every part of it, both inside and outside. This includes:

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Ascoli
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The Philadelphia City Rowing season-end awards ceremony went virtual this year. A total of fourteen student-athletes received awards, including the fifth annual Urban Engineers Edward M. D’Alba Leadership Award Scholarship, the Golden Hammer Award (top 2k erg score), the Golden Duct Tape Award (most improved student-athlete), and the Golden Buoy Award (a student-athlete who displays a positive attitude).
 

Madeline
Kuntz
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In this blog post, PCR alumna Amilia Rosa explains the background of the Juneteenth holiday (aka Freedom Day), and shares how she plans to celebrate this holiday while supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the African American community.

Amilia & Family getting D'Alba Award

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Rosa
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To Our Rowing Friends and Colleagues:

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If you had told me two months ago that I would be dreaming I was on an erg warming up for a 2k, I would have thought you were absolutely insane.... little did I know, you would have been right. 

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Chloe
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Welcome to PCR's Plogging and Blogging Initiative!

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This blog is a space for our student-athletes to tell the world about their connections to the Schuylkill River and the actions they take to create a more beautiful, environmentally-friendly community.  

Adrienne
Kasprowicz
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PCR is excited to announce we've launched our new student-athlete blog! Thanks to the William Penn Foundation for their support of our programs and watershed, this section will feature news and updates about programming, life on the Schuylkill River, activities in our community, and more!

Stay tuned for new articles and student features!

Caitlin
Mance
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Want to learn more about what PCR does? Check out our news feature from last week on FOX 29!

Caitlin
Mance