December 6, 2019
Bring A Healthy Option To The Party
Thanksgiving has now come and gone and Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanza will be here before we know it! This time of year can be very hard to stay on track with eating healthy. Whether it's going out to eat with family that's visiting or holiday parties and gatherings, food is everywhere! Healthy options are few and far between when it comes to typical celebrations. Bringing a healthy food option to a party is an awesome way to help out the host as well as help... Read More
December 4, 2019
Exercising While Getting All Your Holiday Stuff Done
Everyone is very busy during the holidays. Cooking, shopping, cleaning, or dancing - you might not realize you are already always on the move! You may be surprised to find out that when you are doing all of these things to prepare for the busy holidays, you are also getting your activity in for the day!
Shopping - The average person burns around 300 calories while on a shopping outing! Get that holiday shopping and exercise done at the same... Read More
November 25, 2019
Be Mindful Around The Table This Thanksgiving
The thought of Thanksgiving and other holidays sneaking up on us can be stressful to some people. What am I going to make? How am I going to have time to prepare for such an elaborate meal? Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones. You should be able to relax and enjoy the moments you are sharing with your family and friends. Do you find yourself struggling to be present during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Here are... Read More
November 22, 2019
The Temperature May Be Dropping, But Your Happiness Doesn't Have To!
The cold temperature and shorter days can really take a toll on your mood. It's very normal to have fluctuations in your mood depending on what season it is. Cold, grey skies can really put a damper on things! Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that usually comes with the shorter days of fall and winter. It is extremely important ot treat seasonal depression, because it can really limit the joy in those who suffer from it... Read More
November 20, 2019
Fall In Love With Cooking This Season!
Fall is an awesome time of year. The leaves change, comfy sweaters come out, and there's a refreshing chill to the air! It's also a great time to dig out any old (or find new) comforting recipes! Having trouble coming up with some delicious recipes to warm you up? Here are some great ideas to start:
Maple roasted acorn squash - There are so many different types of squat that are in season now, making them a cheap and delicious item to add to any meal! ... Read More
October 3, 2019
The Benefits Will Amaze You
What has you stressed out today? Let’s face it – almost everyone is stressed out with everything on their to-do lists. One of the many reasons people start to meditate is because of the benefits gained from the practice. Mental and physical stress creates a chemical reaction in bodies that causes a higher level of the stress hormone called cortisol, this chemical helps your body deal with stress. By meditating, people’s stress levels will be reduced, an improvement... Read More
October 3, 2019
October is Healthy Habits Month.
Do you have healthy habits that benefit you personally? According to Healthline, “a healthy habit is any behavior that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health.” In addition, these ‘habits’ can increase your state of well-being and make you happier. For college students, healthy habits can be difficult to find on top of studying and keeping a social life. Examples of healthy habits include exercising daily or writing in a gratitude journal.
When you... Read More
June 13, 2019
Tips For Creating A Healthy & Delicious Smoothie
Smoothies are not only quick and easy, they’re also a great way to gain nutrients, and will tide you over until your next meal.
Sometimes people worry too much about measuring out their ingredients for their smoothies, but I’ve found that the best smoothies come from just tossing my favorite fruits and vegetables together and turning the blender on - no planning involved! Below are some essentials that I think you should include in your... Read More
May 28, 2019
The Best Exercises Outside Of The Gym
Sometimes, just getting yourself to the gym can be an accomplishment within itself. It can be hard to find time or motivation to workout. And going to the gym can be very intimidating for some.
But who said you need to head to a gym to workout? Harvard Medical School identified five of the best ways people can be active:
Swimming - Whether you’re doing laps in the pool or doing intervals of treading water, swimming is a great form of exercise. When you’re... Read More
May 21, 2019
Give This Fun And Quick Workout a Try
AMRAP is an acronym that stands for “as many rounds as possible”. This way of working out is designed to push your body at a maximum intensity for a set period. Benefits of AMRAP include:
Allows you to workout in a set amount of time
Amplifies the intensity of your workout
You move at your own pace
Can be creative with your workout
Here is an example of an AMRAP workout:
Set a timer for 20 minutes and complete as many rounds as possible before the... Read More