January 12, 2016
Are You Sick of Just Walking on the Treadmill?
Most people go to gym and just hit the treadmill or elliptical because they are too nervous to go near the weights. Individualized training can teach proper technique and form of every exercise. According to the CDC, “Strength training, particularly in conjunction with regular aerobic exercise, can also have a profound impact on a person's mental and emotional health.” Working with a personal trainer is the fastest way to improve your overall... Read More
December 3, 2015
The holidays are just around the corner… are you prepared?
Holiday parties are a great way to come together with family and friends, but we all know that over-eating leads to increased pounds on the scale. How do we avoid over-indulging around the holiday season? Instead of focusing on what foods are considered off-limits, we need to focus on moderation.
Eating Grandma’s famous baked lasagna and apple pie isn’t the problem. The problem is eating two massive servings of grandma’s family recipe,... Read More
December 1, 2015
Be educated on what your student health fee covers
According to NIH, “Close living quarters, shared restrooms, and a lot of social activities make a college student more likely to get sick during the academic year.” For most college students, mom and dad always took care of doctor’s appointments and the cost of medications, but now you are on your own. It is time that you learn the basics when it comes to paying for your health. It’s rare to find a student who isn’t counting on every penny to... Read More
November 17, 2015
It’s never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease!
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.”
High blood pressure presents no symptoms or warning signs! So, that’s why you need to be informed on your number. You can get your blood pressure checked for free at... Read More
October 21, 2015
Incorporate Exercise Into Your Routine
As college students, we are constantly juggling our busy schedules. Classes, work, internships, socializing, and student clubs take up most of our days. We spend hours sitting in lectures, labs, and Dimond library, leading a pretty sedentary lifestyle.
Did you know that incorporating exercise into your routine can combat the negative effects of so much sitting? “It turns out that regular exercise, especially before academic efforts, can improve your... Read More
October 13, 2015
Here Are Some Facts That Might Help You Kick the Habit For Good
It’s not like you are lighting up a cigarette. Since you aren’t breathing in smoke, moist snuff or “dip” is not harming your health, right? Wrong.
Three percent of American adults are smokeless tobacco users. They run the same risks of gum disease, heart disease, and addiction as cigarette users, but an even greater risk for oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco is not an effective way to quit smoking. However, there are alternatives to... Read More
October 8, 2015
October 8th is National Depression Screening Day
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this important event
Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. It began as a way to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services.
“NDSD provides free, anonymous screening for depression, generalized... Read More
September 10, 2015
Healthy Eating Habits and Portion Size
After a relaxing summer vacation, it’s time for the kids to start the school year and ease back into your busy schedule. It might be tempting to order takeout from your favorite restaurant, but a better choice is getting the entire family involved in making a nutritious dinner. Teach your kids to pour and stir ingredients, wash potatoes, and peel vegetables. Cook old family recipes or create new meal options.
A home-cooked meal shows children healthy... Read More
July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
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