August 3, 2017
Find Out More About The Body’s Response To Music During Exercise
When you’re working out, it is common practice to put in headphones, listen to music, and ignore everything else going on around you. We don’t think about it much now, but when did this start? Who said that listening to music could make exercising more fun?
Studies date back to 1911, when Leonard Ayres discovered that a group of cyclists pedaled faster when a band was playing, rather than when they were not playing. Since then,... Read More
July 28, 2017
Find Out More About How To Practice Mindfulness
To be mindful means to be conscious or aware of something. You might be conscious that you didn’t do well on a test yesterday, and are worried about the grade. You might be aware that you have a busy schedule today, and may not have time to get everything done. But, are you aware of right now? What are you doing?
Many of us get caught up in the past or the future without much time to think about the present and what is happening right now. If you... Read More
July 17, 2017
Find Out How Easy It Is To Adopt The Mediterranean Way Of Eating
With the summer months upon us, many people find themselves back in the rut of the typical diet. Low-carb, low-fat, no sweets, the list goes on. But, what if there were a way to stay healthy and happy all year long, without getting sucked back into dieting every time summer came around?
Here is the answer: The Mediterranean Diet! Even though it has diet in the name, this way of eating is the farthest thing from a regular diet.... Read More
July 12, 2017
Discover How Just Being At The Beach Can Be Beneficial To Your Health
During the summer months, everyone loves going to the beach, especially living so close to the seacoast. The beach can be a very relaxing place, where you can ignore your responsibilities and enjoy the calming effects of the sun, sand, and water. Besides being a great place to enjoy yourself, a trip to the beach can have amazing health benefits.
1. The beach can immediately relieve stress
As mentioned, the calming effects of... Read More
July 10, 2017
Are you at risk for a stress fracture?
A stress fracture is defined by the American College of Sports Medicine as an exercise related injury that causes a degree of strain on the bone. Stress fractures typically occur because of overuse. Bone adaptation, which is a response to bone repairing itself from micro-damage that can occur during physical activity, is an internal response to the over-exercising.
Stress fractures are common in the lower limbs, more specifically the metatarsal bone, or... Read More
June 29, 2017
Find Out How to Make Easy and Healthy Veggie Burgers!
More and more people are making the switch to vegetarian, meaning that more people are learning what it means to be vegetarian. There are many different types of vegetarian diets, including Pescatarians (eat fish), Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians (eat dairy and eggs), and Vegans (no animal products).
This being said, you might not know how to accommodate vegetarians at a BBQ this summer, and here is how: veggie burgers! Veggie burgers come in many... Read More
June 14, 2017
Check Out These Healthy Summer Recipes!
Now that summer has arrived, it is time for new and exciting recipes. Recipes that are quick, easy, and can cool you off when it gets too hot!
Check out this list of summer recipes:
Carnitas Burrito Bowls from Fit Foodie Finds
Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas from Fit Foodie Finds
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad from The Healthy Maven
Orange Strawberry Avocado Salad from Ambitious Kitchen
Pumpkin Seed and Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches from... Read More
June 12, 2017
Find Out Why You Should Be Eating Prunes Everyday
Most people probably think that prunes aren’t something that everyone needs to eat. Usually they are thought of as a snack for your grandma or grandpa, and not for you. Well, think again.
Recently, researchers at Tufts University ranked prunes as the #1 antioxidant rich food. Antioxidants protect against damaging free radicals in the body, which have been proven to cause clogged arteries, cancer, and other long-lasting conditions (Harvard).... Read More
May 30, 2017
Find Out How to Eat Healthier on the Go!
Teenagers and young adults are notorious for skipping meals and having more snacks throughout the day, than actually eating the three designated meals. Especially college students, being on the go constantly, usually go for snacks and on-the-go meals more than anyone else. Next time you’re on the go, skip the premade sandwiches and fast food and try some of these healthier options: (Eat This, Not That!)
Plain Greek Yogurt
Low Sodium Jerky
Low-Fat Cheese... Read More
April 19, 2017
Are You an Informed Patient at the Doctor’s Office?
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the world, behind heart disease as the number 1 and cancer as the number 2 (CNN). So, the question is do you have full faith in your doctor to make decisions for you, or would you rather make your own decisions? Doctors do not intend harm to patients, but they can make mistakes that could have been prevented if you knew the information as well as they did.
It is hard as a patient to know... Read More