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Articles by Gloria Park

The Delight and Discontent of Eating
August 8, 2007 – 10:11 am | 10 Comments

One of the great pleasures in life can be found in the food that we eat. For me, my relationship with food started out as a challenge for many years. Involved in the very aesthetically-focused …

Aspiring to Be a Positive Parent
June 8, 2007 – 7:33 pm | 7 Comments
Aspiring to Be a Positive Parent

I don’t have any children – yet. The closest I have to a child right now is my dog, but as I grow nearer to the age of having children, I feel anxious, nervous, and …

Physical Activity and the Good Life
May 8, 2007 – 4:01 pm | 13 Comments
Physical Activity and the Good Life

The Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, launched a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention initiative called Healthy People 2010. One of the focus areas from this initiative is to increase the amount of physical activity in the largely sedentary population, in hopes of supporting physical health and reducing the staggering number of preventable deaths. For example, in the year 2000, of 2,391,399 deaths, 1,159,000 (48%) were from preventable causes. Furthermore and estimated 400,000 of those deaths were due to poor diet and physical inactivity. […]

Praise and Performance
March 8, 2007 – 4:23 pm | 9 Comments
Praise and Performance

Very vividly, I remember the first time I tried to do swizzles. A swizzle is one of the most basic skating moves, where both feet simultaneously trace outlines of coke bottles on the ice. I …

How to Bake a Flow Cake
February 8, 2007 – 1:22 pm | 12 Comments
How to Bake a Flow Cake

Have you ever caught yourself so immersed and absorbed in an activity that hours pass and you feel as though you’ve only been doing it for minutes? Have you ever experienced the sensation of …

Gloria Park’s Bio
January 1, 2007 – 12:05 am | One Comment
Gloria Park’s Bio

Gloria Park Perin, MAPP, is a doctoral student in Exercise and Sport Psychology at Temple University. Currently, she works as a Program Coordinator at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is an Assistant …

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