June 29, 2015
12 Easy Ways to Add Fitness to Your Summer!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers, and it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults.”
Do a workout you like, but don’t do... Read More
June 25, 2015
Why Shop At Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets are one of my favorite food destinations. Not only do you have homemade, fresh products at your fingertips, but you also get a look at all sorts of new foods at a reasonable price.
While studying abroad in Australia, it was even more exciting for me with exotic local fruits and vegetables and great deals verses a supermarket.
I often find that different booths will have the same fruits and vegetables but different pricing, so make sure to scope it... Read More
June 24, 2015
Ever Wonder Why Our Bodies Become Stiff When We Are Stressed?
Stress can cause unnatural muscle tension. Although massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.
Research supports that massage has a direct relationship with positive health outcomes. When the body tissues are manipulated, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins. This technique increases circulation while... Read More
June 22, 2015
Do you have a hard time understanding the concepts behind health insurance?
It can seem overwhelming with all of the terminology and different components but insurance can be easy to understand if you break it down.
-Health insurance: something that protects you from paying the full bill of various medical services. You can either have insurance that covers the full costs of services or covers a percentage of services.
-Monthly premium, or a set amount you have to pay from month to month. This... Read More
June 17, 2015
Coastal Fitness Trails in Eastern Australia; A New Approach to Outdoor Fitness
Do you love the outdoors but don’t want to leave the equipment routine at your gym?
Australian communities may have found a great new approach to outdoor fitness. I have traveled to several coastal communities during my semester abroad and have come across many fitness trails. These trails stretch for several kilometers along the coastline and have a variety of exercise station checkpoints.
Pull up... Read More
June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More
June 11, 2015
Stress Relieving Techniques to Help You Unwind
In today’s society, we are so often bombarded by technology and the responsibilities that come with it. It can be hard to not let yourself become stressed out from all the different emails, appointments, phone calls, texts, work, etc that come along with living in a high paced world. To help yourself unplug from this technologic life, take five to ten minutes out of your day to practice a meditation technique.
There are many different ways to help... Read More
June 8, 2015
Discover the benefits of getting active during lunch.
Does sitting at a desk all day drain your energy? It can be repetitive and it is bad for your productivity and health. To break up your day behind the desk, head outside to exercise during your lunch break.
There are many benefits of exercising on your lunch break, including:
It boosts your mood and energy levels by releasing endorphins. This produces a feeling of general wellbeing.
It creates more free time, so you don’t have to wake up... Read More
June 4, 2015
A distinct, savory spread that you’ll either love or hate.
The infamous Vegemite originated in the land down under and has been around since the early 1900s. This savory spread is packed with B vitamins and was originally popular in the armed forces.
The spread has also been prescribed by doctors as a vitamin B supplement. One serving provides 25-50% recommended daily intake of folate, vitamin B1, B2, and B3 (also known as thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin). B vitamins are water soluble and... Read More
May 28, 2015
Do as the French do, stay active and go for a bike ride!
Paris, France is a place where any girl dreams of going and I was lucky enough to be able to adventure to the global center of art and fashion. When I think of Paris I think of it as a chic, elegant city. When I arrived I wasn’t let down, the cobblestone streets and the stylish boutiques lined up from side to side; it really is a place of wonder.
When going to Paris it is smart to have a plan. Did you know there are about 250 museums... Read More