October 25, 2020
How to Build a Self-Care Toolbox
Since the start of the pandemic, people have been talking about mental health more than ever. Self-care has also been of the frontlines of mainstream media in the past few years. But what is self-care and why is everyone talking about it?
Self-care has many different definitions and means different things to different people. I like to think of self-care as simply participating in activities that give you energy, not things that take away from your energy. This... Read More
October 18, 2020
Getting the Family Outside this Fall
Many parents all around the country now have kids attending school this fall remotely, via Zoom. Though school days for some may be shortened, there is no denying that screen time has increased significantly for all of the kids out there attending online school. In addition, with shorter school days, kids now have even more time for leisurely screen time like watching TV and playing video games. It also isn’t much help that local parks and businesses have... Read More
October 18, 2020
Current Recommendations for Physical Activity
In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services released the first edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for American. Similar to the way the government recommends we get certain amounts of various nutrients, the government also recommends that we get different amounts of physical activity at different stages of life. Today, I will be going over the current recommendations for adults age 18 - 65.
Before I get into the recommendations... Read More
October 18, 2020
Interview with SHARPP
Over the past few weeks, I have been conducting virtual “interviews” with different departments on campus. This in efforts to answer some common questions that students, faculty, or staff may have about the different services that will be offered by various departments on campus this semester. To learn more about services from SHARPP, read below!
Are your services accessible to all students free of charge? Do you offer services at a charge?
SHARPP’s services for... Read More
October 15, 2020
Interview with Hamel Recreation Center
Have the hours at the HRC changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Yes, the HRC will close an hour earlier this semester. The HRC operating hours are the following: Monday – Thursday 6am-11pm, Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 8am-9pm, and Sunday 8am – 11pm.
Do patrons need to schedule appointments to utilize the facility to exercise?
It depends. For Group Exercise, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure Trips, and the Bouldering Wall you need to register in... Read More
October 15, 2020
How Food Can Boost the Immune System
We’ve all been told to drink a glass of orange juice if we feel a cold coming on. Unfortunately though, having this small dose of vitamin C is not enough to give our immune system the boost it needs to wipe any and all diseases from our system. Eating for immune health is more than just this single serving of a vitamin C-rich food every once in a while. It is eating an abundance of immune boosting vitamins and minerals, managing chronic stress, getting... Read More
September 30, 2020
Understanding The Basics
Many people have heard about saturated and unsaturated fats in mainstream media. Today, I will be providing a little bit of clarity about the difference between the two, what foods they can be found in, and what they do to our bodies. In the wake of fad-diets, there is a lot of information out there that can be overwhelming and confusing. To have a better understanding of fats and what they in our bodies, check out the information below:
Saturated Fat is the type of... Read More
September 29, 2020
Doomscrolling's Impact On Mental Health
Over the past six months, many people have increased their screentime in efforts to stay updated on everything that is happening in the world. People are getting their news in social media and news outlet websites. Some news outlets that typically charge for a monthly subscription, such as the New York Times, have even eliminated their subscription fees in efforts to make news more accessible to people. Now, psychologist are warning about the potential... Read More
September 28, 2020
Similarities And Differences In Symptoms
With the flu season right around the corner amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many people who may contract the flu or COVID-19 may have difficulties deciphering the different symptoms between COVID-19 and the flu. It is known that COVID-19 and the flu have many similar symptoms, but there are a few key differences to decipher the two. To help understand the different and similar symptoms of each, check out the list below.
Similar symptoms of the flu and... Read More
September 23, 2020
A Basic Guide
We see it in the news, we hear it from doctors: start eating more fiber! But what is fiber, what does it do, and how does it help us? If you find yourself asking any of these questions when you hear about fiber, you are not alone. A lot of people might not even know what it is or how it can help you either. Check out this guide below to learn more about fiber and all of its benefits!
What is it?
Fiber is a substance in food that your body is unable to digest. Unlike proteins,... Read More