December 24, 2013
Qualities To Lead A Happy Life
Over the years, I have received all sorts of advice regarding how to be happy. From “do what you love” to “don’t sweat the small stuff” everyone seems to have some idea of how to live a happy and fulfilling life. While I don’t have all of the answers, I have realized some of the qualities necessary to lead a happy life. Read on to hear what they are!
Sometimes when life consumes us, we forget how many things we have to be thankful for. I know I... Read More
December 20, 2013
College is a very stressful time in peoples’ lives and students often don’t know they can actually reduce stress symptoms by what they eat. I am going to go over a few different moods and provide you with some great food fighting tools to get you through midterms!
Stress: can come from many different sources and effects people in many different ways. If you are feeling worried you likely have high hormone levels of cortisone, fight back with dark chocolate! It will reduce your stress... Read More
December 16, 2013
Mid-semester is often a stressful time for everyone. Midterms, exams, papers, and projects all seem to pile up at once and you are suddenly left with no free time at all. Everyone is tense and worried about their own workload. This can often lead to harsh attitudes and bitter tones even between your closest friends. The best way to avoid this unnecessary drama is laughter. Laughing immediately puts you in a better mood and lightens your spirits. Just think about it, have you ever felt mad or... Read More
December 9, 2013
Many students are feeling a lot of anxiety about the end of the semester that is fast approaching. With exams, papers, and final projects, the work seems endless. It is important that we all stay in good mental health so that we can finish out the semester strong! The best way to combat your end of semester work is to manage your time wisely and keep a positive and clear mind. It is also important that you take study breaks; take a walk, have a snack, do something that isn’t school related to... Read More
December 4, 2013
As the semester nears an end, it can seem like there is still an enormous amount of assignments with very little time to complete them. If you haven’t already adapted to a time management strategy, now is the time to do it. Managing your time is essentially vital to doing well in college. While it may seem like you have more free time than ever before, the amount of time that needs to be devoted to studying and working on assignments is a huge portion.
The first step to managing... Read More
November 27, 2013
Once November comes around, it is one holiday after another, starting with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas, etc. What is the one thing that all holidays have in common? Food. And LOTS of it. For someone battling with a negative body image, these cheerful and happy holidays can become sad, depressing and unappealing. Food is the central gathering part of all the holidays. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are all served at Thanksgiving and... Read More
November 25, 2013
A study conducted in 2008 found that 65% of women between the ages of 25-45 have disordered eating habits, and another 10% actually have an eating disorder. That means that about 75% of women struggle to maintain positive attitudes and healthy practices when it comes to food. These percentages are WAY too high, it is time to rethink our relationship with food and begin enjoying food in a healthy manner.
Extreme dieting, anorexia, bulimia, skipping meals, these are all extremely unhealthy ways... Read More
October 30, 2013
So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig... Read More
October 23, 2013
College can be stressful; being away from home, surrounded by new people, and having difficult courses. Many students can find college to be overwhelming, especially their first year. A great way to reduce stress is reducing test anxiety. Minnesota State University defines test anxiety as “when your anxiety prevents you from showing the professor what you have learned and know. It is not the same as being anxious during a test because you are unprepared or do not understand the material.” Many... Read More
October 21, 2013
Stop Negative Thoughts in Their Path
As a female student, and nutrition major, I see first hand how important body image is to maintaining a healthy mind. According to Brown University Health Education, 74.4% of normal weight college women, often or all the time had thoughts about their body image. 46% of college men, who were at a healthy weight, had the same thoughts.
Because we live in a society where there is such a strong emphasis on a “perfect” body, negative thoughts arise in many young... Read More