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Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Exercise Physiology
Broad Brook, Connecticut
Cassandra Forsythe, MS is a PhD Fellow at the University of Connecticut completing her work in exercise science and nutrition. She will graduate in May 2008. You can also read more about her at cassandraforsythe.com
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Moving to a new blog! by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Thank you everyone for being dedicated readers for so long. It's been great being able to share with you all. Today I have some exciting news: Finally, after months of ha ... Read on »
Pregnancy & The Winter Olympics by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One of my good friends forwarded me this story about a pregnant female curler competiting in the 2010 Olympics. "Kristie Moore, the alternate on the Canadian curling t ... Read on »
Amazing Female Olympic Body by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise To my readers that don't know my current obsession with the 2010 Winter Olympics... well, now you know. Ever since the Olympics started, I've been glued to the TV wheneve ... Read on »
Tom Brokaw explains the Canadian-American relationship, 2010 by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise My mom sent me this link today and I thought it was awesome. I especially think it's great because my family is a mix of Canadians and Americans (my mom is Canadian, my dad ... Read on »
Weight Loss at 34 Weeks Pregnancy by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The picture above is my corporate boot camp group last week doing our cheer at the end of class. You can see me there on the left side cheering along. I just thought I'd i ... Read on »
Ultrasound Update at 33 weeks by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This past Tuesday, I had to go in for an ultrasound because on my last Drs visit, she said I was measuring a bit small. That coupled with the fact that I've still not gained ... Read on »
Pictures of 33 1/2 weeks and exercise by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise As promised, here are a few pics from either exercising, stretching or post-workout at 33 weeks. Pic #1 is a postworkout side profile. Pic #2 is me stretching at the end ... Read on »
33 weeks and still exercising hard! by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Sorry for the MIA from blogging. I've been working a lot lately - usually from 9am to 8pm and by the time I get home, I don't feel like thinking. But, I've still been wo ... Read on »
Active Pregnant Women Tend to Stay Healthier by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Another great article showing the benefits of exercise during pregancy, backed by the research of Dr James Clapp, III. Active Pregnant Women Tend to Stay He ... Read on »
Vigorous Exercise and Pregnancy: Scientific evidence it's safe by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Dr James Clapp III, emeritus professor of reproductive biology at Case Western University in Ohio has been researching the effects of exercise in pregnancy for 20+ years ... Read on »
Fit Mommy Secrets Interview by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Galina Talkington, the creator of Fit Mommy Secrets, and a contributor to the latest book, the The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises, recently interviewed me for her Mo ... Read on »
New Interview by Krista Scott-Dixon is now Live! by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with Krista Scott-Dixon on Skype for more than an hour for an interview she did on me for her site www.stumptuous.com (whic ... Read on »
Benefits of Exercise During Late Pregnancy by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise 30 weeks and still going strong!! It's hard to believe that I only have about 10 weeks left of this pregnancy to go! Each day my belly seems to get bigger and bigg ... Read on »
January Special from Manitoba Harvest by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise My favorite hemp foods company, Manitoba Harvest, has a great online special for January: Just enter the code, NLJan10 on your next order of Organic Vanilla Hemp Protein ... Read on »
8 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Yes, sex can lead to pregnancy but there are other benefits you'll be happy to learn about. In the following article from Woman's Day magazine by Sarah Jio, Dr Desmond Eba ... Read on »
Pregnancy Insomnia by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This past Wednesday my husband and I attended our first baby-care class. It went from 630pm to 9pm and was stocked full of very helpful information. Everything ranging from ... Read on »
Another study showing the benefit of choline for pregnancy by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise When I first got pregnant, I wanted to know what I supposed to eat to grow the healthiest baby possible. Luckily, right before I conceived, I spoke at the 2009 American Eg ... Read on »
A video to make you laugh! by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise NROL4W girl versus Average girl video One of my clients, Kayla, sent me this video she made about lifting and women. I laughed so hard and thought you all w ... Read on »
Picture Time! by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise My fellow blogspot mommy-to-be Nicole in Australia at YummyMummyProject posted some recent pics of her belly on her blog and this has inspired me to share a few with all of ... Read on »
Second Trimester Exercise Experiences by Cassandra F. Doctor of Philosophy 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The third trimester is here! And, boy, my second trimester was a great one! Yep, I'm now at 28 weeks and a few days and am definitely looking pregnant (instead of j ... Read on »