February 13, 2020
Committing To Self-Care
I have always been an avid practitioner of yoga, but convinced myself that I never had time to do it every day. This past week however, I decided to advance my practice and commit to five days of yoga. Yoga has so many physical benefits, especially if it is done often (at least 3-4 times a week). From yoga alone, I have noticed improved muscle strength, flexibility, and posture.
I usually practice yoga in my apartment, but this week, I went to the morning Vinyasa yoga... Read More
February 6, 2020
Effects of Blue Light On Your Eyes
In today's world, everything is online. Whether it's on your phone, tablet, or computer, you are staring at a screen. Because of this surplus in screen usage, especially in college students, our eyes are constantly exposed to something known as blue light. What is blue light you might ask? It is high-energy visuble light that is close to UV light on the light spectrum. Constant exposure to it can lead to eye strain, physical and mental fatigue, headaches and... 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 13, 2019
Benefits Beyond The Mat
Yoga is both a mind and body practice that people have been doing for centuries. There are various types of yoga whether you're a beginner or a yoga regular. Regularly practicing yoga can make you more flexible, help tone your muscles, promote weight loss, and improve balance and endurance. Besides being an excellent workout, yoga has many benefits beyond the mat!
Yoga can help you to be present - it makes you mindful of your surroundings, thoughts, and emotions that... Read More
October 23, 2019
How To Incorporate Exercise Into Your Everyday Life
Whether you have a full-time job or you are a full-time student, incorporating an exercise routine into your day can seem impossible. There are so many other ways to get moving when you know you are not making it to the gym. Here are three easy ways to get active during a busy week!
Walk! Walking is so underrated and is so good for you. Park further away from your office or classroom to get those extra steps.
Take the stairs. Is your office... Read More
October 8, 2019
Tips To Avoid Feeling Sluggish At Work
Did you know that sitting at your desk all day long can have similar negative effects compared to someone who smokes cigarettes? It’s easy to underestimate the impact of sitting all day because most Americans do it, and it’s considered the norm. However, according to Time Magazine, “nearly one in four Amerian adults sit for at least eight hours a day.” This was discovered through a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in... 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 3, 2019
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen
As the hot summer months are quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen decreases your risk of skin cancer, protects your skin from early aging, and keeps sunburns away.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyone should be wearing sunscreen because it helps protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. The sun is powerful, and no matter who you are, anyone is susceptible to skin cancer.
Choosing sunscreen can be... 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