January 19, 2017
7 Reasons Why Coloring Will Save Your Academic Success
An important part of mental health is staying relaxed. Taking a break from the stressful parts of life is necessary in order to keep yourself balanced. One great way to stay relaxed is to color! I find the repetitive motion to be therapeutic, and it helps me forget about my worries of the day.
Here seven reasons why you should bust out the Crayola crayons, colored pencils, or markers:
• Increased relaxation
• Expanded creativity
• Self-... Read More
January 13, 2017
Ways to Easily Keep Yourself Fit
College is a crazy time for young adults. With the switch of scenery, adjustment to new people and new habits, it can be difficult to take time out to exercise. Unfortunately, studies have found a 24 percent decrease in physical activity among young adults. Most often it happens with young adults transitioning in to college.
Schedules can be busy, but here are some simple ways to help incorporate exercise in your daily routine:
Walk, bike, or rollerblade your... Read More
January 11, 2017
Fast Facts About The Mediterranean Diet
Many people have heard of the “Mediterranean Diet”, but some just think it is another diet scam that will come and go. It is actually an older diet, and people have been mimicking the eating styles of the Mediterranean region for many years now, and it has shown benefits to those who follow it.
Most diet plans are set up merely for weight loss, but this diet is great for heart health along with weight loss. It bases meals off of fruit and vegetables... Read More
December 27, 2016
The Guide for Goal Setting
With the start of another year, comes the time to set a new goal for yourself!
A good way to set a new resolution for yourself is to follow these goal guidelines:
Specific – detailed and well thought out
Measurable – you can see your progress as you go!
Attainable – you believe you can achieve it
Relevant – something you truly care about
Timely – can achieve the goal within a specified time frame
SMART goals can help make your New Year’s Resolution much easier to... Read More
November 15, 2016
Try a 5,000% Price Increase.
Prescription drug costs are cheaper in many other countries than they are in America. In fact, one study shows that for the 40 most commonly prescribed drugs, prices in America are highest 93% of the time.
The United States, which leaves pricing to market competition, has higher drug prices than other countries where governments directly or indirectly control medicine costs.
One example of highly expensive drug costs has been in the news lately. Martin Shkreli, CEO... Read More
November 1, 2016
Why Running Outside is Better than Running on a Treadmill
Let’s face it: exercise is important. It’s nice to be dry and running inside on a treadmill when the weather is rainy or cold, but there’s no way to get all the benefits from outside exercise when you’re inside at the gym.
Experts agree that running outside is better than running on a treadmill. “Running indoors requires less energy expenditure because the belt is moving for you, there is flat terrain for the entirety of your run, and... Read More
October 28, 2016
Music Therapy is an Effective Way to Unwind
As a busy college student, I’m always looking for ways to help myself destress. One type of therapy that I find particularly interesting is called music therapy.
I am a firm believer that putting on my favorite song always puts me in a better mood. And it’s not just me who feels that way. It has been clinically proven.
Here are some findings about various genres of music and how they relate to mental wellness:
Calming music combined with cognitive... Read More
October 4, 2016
Alternate Ways to Get Protein in Your Daily Diet
The human body needs three main macronutrients to thrive – fat, carbohydrates, and protein. And today we’re talking about protein. You need it to put meat on your bones, to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. But how much do you need? The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 0.8 grams of protein for kilogram of body weight. One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.
So, a person weighing 150 pounds weighs 68.2 kilograms
68.... Read More
September 27, 2016
Fast Facts About Tobacco Addiction
Despite the fact that this month is almost over, September is Self-Improvement Month. “Self-improvement” can be anything from making small changes in your diet to working towards overcoming addiction.
A tobacco addiction is one that many Americans struggle with. Here are some stats about the negative impact tobacco has on people:
Tobacco accounts for ONE THIRD of all cancers.
Due to second hand smoke, about 7,333 non-smoking Americans die of lung cancer... Read More