January 25, 2017
How I Spent 24 Hours Phone-Free
I started my 24-hour technology fast at 9:00pm on Monday night after I got home from my last class. I chose Tuesday because I have simulation lab every other week. Last week was an off week, which meant I didn’t have to spend all day and week preparing and stressing out about it. Monday night was pretty tough because I normally like to listen to Pandora in order to fall asleep. I ended up staying up late talking to my roommates. I didn’t miss my phone, but... Read More
January 19, 2017
7 Reasons Why Coloring Will Save Your Academic Success
An important part of mental health is staying relaxed. Taking a break from the stressful parts of life is necessary in order to keep yourself balanced. One great way to stay relaxed is to color! I find the repetitive motion to be therapeutic, and it helps me forget about my worries of the day.
Here seven reasons why you should bust out the Crayola crayons, colored pencils, or markers:
• Increased relaxation
• Expanded creativity
• Self-... Read More
January 18, 2017
Protect Your Immune System With These Nutrient Rich Foods
To avoid the chills, aches, coughing, and sneezing that are common with the flu season, it’s important to think about ways to boost our immune system.
One way to begin boosting your immune system is by consuming nutrient-rich foods. Here are five nutritous foods that can help boost your immune system:
Citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for battling infections. Throw an orange into your lunch for... Read More
January 13, 2017
Ways to Easily Keep Yourself Fit
College is a crazy time for young adults. With the switch of scenery, adjustment to new people and new habits, it can be difficult to take time out to exercise. Unfortunately, studies have found a 24 percent decrease in physical activity among young adults. Most often it happens with young adults transitioning in to college.
Schedules can be busy, but here are some simple ways to help incorporate exercise in your daily routine:
Walk, bike, or rollerblade your... Read More
January 11, 2017
Fast Facts About The Mediterranean Diet
Many people have heard of the “Mediterranean Diet”, but some just think it is another diet scam that will come and go. It is actually an older diet, and people have been mimicking the eating styles of the Mediterranean region for many years now, and it has shown benefits to those who follow it.
Most diet plans are set up merely for weight loss, but this diet is great for heart health along with weight loss. It bases meals off of fruit and vegetables... Read More
January 6, 2017
Jot Down These Numbers if You or Someone You Know is Seeking Help.
No matter your age, there will always be major stressors to overcome. Each and every one of us can get overwhelmed—from school, work, or life itself. There are many resources to help reduce and cope with stress, but it is vital to know when to seek help.
Change Direction New Hampshire is the first statewide campaign to aid in the national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America. Their goal is to be able to... Read More
January 6, 2017
The Benefits of Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds have become one of the most popular super foods in the health and nutrition community. These small seedlings are widely known for their high nutritional value and their energy boosting power. they contain immense amount of fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Did you know? Just 1 ounce (or 1 serving) chia seeds contain:
11 grams of fiber
4 grams of protein
18% of the RDA of Calcium
9 grams of fat
30% of the RDA of Magnesium and Manganese
And there’s... Read More
December 28, 2016
The Benefits of Yoga
Are you looking for variety in your workout? Improved flexibility? An improved a peace of mind? Yoga might be the answer.
The Yoga Health Foundation reports that “yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is a scientific system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life. With a regular practice, individuals often notice a stronger, slimmer, and more flexible body, in addition to a mentally sharper, more patient, and relaxed sense of self.”
Benefits of... Read More
December 28, 2016
Follow These Tips to Put Less Sugar, Chemicals, and Fat Into Your Diet.
A healthy lifestyle requires modifications, not restrictions. The simple act of swapping unhealthy foods for better nutritious foods can help you feel and look better. Small steps towards your health can further help you in developing healthier habits.
Check out these 5 healthy food swaps:
Refined, white sugar? Maple syrup, honey, agave nectar White sugar has been shown to suppress your immune system, that puts you at an... Read More
December 22, 2016
Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
Are you tired of doing the same old cardio exercise? Well, weight lifting may be the workout you have been looking for.
Weight lifting is commonly known as the exercise of lifting a certain amount of weight through the use of barbells or dumbbells. Weight lifting can be used for those with the intention of strength training or body building.
Weightlifting improves health, builds muscle, and improves bone density. And, it’s one of the safest sports out there... Read More