August 3, 2020
Physically Distancing While Staying Entertained
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of summer plans, but we don’t have to let it ruin our summer. There are still some things we can do to interact with small groups of friends from a safe distance, and embrace the sunshine. Check out some of these activities that can get you out of the house and that have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19.
Walking at beaches and lakes: Meet up with a friend to walk at the beach or lake in the... Read More
July 29, 2020
The Benefits Of Growing A Garden
As summer is in full swing, many people head to their backyards and windowsills to take care of their garden. No matter how big or small, gardening can improve our overall health in many ways. Here are a few health benefits you may experience after getting your hands in the dirt to grow your favorite flower, herb, or vegetable.
Improved cardiovascular health: Gardening may not seem like the traditional way to get some exercise, but on a hot afternoon you may... Read More
July 28, 2020
Make Your Breakfast Nutritious And Delicious!
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I say they are all important, but I strongly believe that starting off with a good breakfast sets the tone for a happy and healthy day! Here are some delicious and nutritious breakfasts to try out for sustained energy throughout the morning.
Oatmeal: This food often comes up whenever healthy breakfasts are discussed. But oatmeal doesn’t have to be flavorless mush; it actually can be really... Read More
July 27, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
For the second eating pattern in this series, we will be exploring vegetarianism this week!
The Basics: The vegetarian eating pattern has been common for a long time in the United States and around the world, but “vegetarian” is an umbrella term that is used to describe several ways of eating that all involve the elimination of animal products to some degree. In mainstream media, what is commonly referred to as the “vegetarian” eating pattern is actually the lacto-ovo-... Read More
July 22, 2020
Recently covered in mainstream media, the antiviral drug Remdesivir may now be a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients admitted into hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for an early use authorization as it is still in clinical trials for testing. In labs, Remdesivir has also been shown to help treat hepatitis and Ebola.
Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of the drug, was able to get an early use authorization from the FDA so quickly because the... Read More
July 21, 2020
Workout Of The Week
Kicking off this new series, I decided to first try out HIIT style workouts. HIIT, or high intensity interval training, involves short, intense work periods followed by a quick recovery period. This style has quite a few benefits:
It increases your heart rate to burn fat.
It can increase your metabolism and lower your blood pressure.
Most HIIT workouts are usually between 10 and 30 minutes, so you don’t need to block off a large chunk of time for your workout.
They... Read More
July 15, 2020
Summertime is the perfect time to get outside more and reap the benefits of Mother Nature. Just because many places are still shut down, it doesn’t mean this summer needs to go to waste. There are so many activities that you can do to soak in the sunshine, and you may even find your mental and physical health improve the more time you in the outdoors!
Bring your workout outdoors.
Head to the beach. New Hampshire beaches are open for walking, running, swimming, and... Read More
July 14, 2020
Exploring New Ways To Be Active
At the start of quarantine, gyms closed and people were forced to find other ways to get some exercise in. Whether you found your groove, started a new routine, or were completely lost, you no doubt saw the surge in at-home workout programs and celebrities showing off their prize-worthy home gyms.
In times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to take care of your health. Luckily, daily activity is associated with improving your mental health as well as... Read More
July 13, 2020
Exploring Popular Eating Patterns
Over the next few weeks, I will be covering popular eating patterns! These are going to include: veganism, vegetarianism, paleo, keto, plant-based, DASH, mediterranean, and pescatarian. The articles will consist of a basic overview of the eating pattern, the pros and cons, where it is most common around the world, what benefits there may be, and a fun recipe will be tagged at the end of each article.
As I am going into my senior year as a Nutrition and Wellness... Read More
July 8, 2020
How To Drink More Water
With the arrival of summer, temperatures are increasing quickly, which means we need to be diligent in drinking enough water. However, it can be difficult and repetitive to drink more, but with these tips, it will not only be easy but also enjoyable!
Add fruit and/or herbs to your glass. Steeping grapefruit, strawberries, lemon, veggie slices, or herbs such basil, mint, or lavender will turn your water into a delicious treat.
Drink water before every meal and snack.... Read More