July 1, 2020
It's Easier Than You Think!
Have you always wanted to grow your own food but aren’t sure how? Do you want to start a garden but are intimidated by the process? I am here to tell you that you don’t need to be! Gardening is much easier than many people assume, and creates wonderful and healthy food! Not to mention the many benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction, and is a great source of physical activity.
Choose what you want to grow. As a general rule, if you won’t eat it, don’t grow... Read More
June 22, 2020
Vitamin And Mineral Supplements
Here in the 21st century, we are inundated with health advice. From television ads to billboards to magazines, everyone seems to have an opinion on what is best for your body. Vitamin and mineral supplements are becoming more popular among the public, making it pretty confusing when it comes to our health. You may be asking yourself, should I be taking a vitamin? I have been tired lately, maybe I am deficient? So, should I be taking five vitamins? I am here to... Read More
June 16, 2020
Staying Entertained In Quarantine
Many of us find ourselves with more time these days. It can be easy to get in a quarantine slump, relying on Netflix, Annie’s Mac n’ Cheese, and sweat pants. Finding a hobby or something to keep you active and engaged is so important for your mental health so you can take full advantage of this time at home. Lots of research has shown that having a hobby boosts your mental health. Whether it be knitting, painting, playing an instrument, or something else, find... Read More
June 12, 2020
Summer brings barbeques, pool parties, and endless ice cream. It also brings an abundance of seasonal produce. Some produce is more popular, like asparagus and broccoli, while others are a little more obscure.
Have you ever heard of boysenberries? A boysenberry looks a little like a blackberry, and is actually a cross between a blackberry and raspberry. While they are traditionally found in California and Oregon, they grow well in New Hampshire, making them the perfect seasonal... Read More
June 1, 2020
Traveling This Summer
There are a lot of “cannots” and “have nots” right now. We can’t get our hair cut, hang out at Starbucks, or get our nails done. Our vacations have been canceled and replaced by speedy trips to the grocery store. All these factors play into our overall stress, and without even knowing it, we are like ticking time-bombs ready to explode. I realized I needed a way to de-stress, and I found out that virtual vacations exist!
I tried it out and visited the British Museum in... Read More
May 27, 2020
Healthy And Refreshing Recipes
It feels like a lifetime since lockdown beganand it's hard to remember what it’s like to hang out with friends, hug loved ones, and go to the grocery store without a face mask. Many of us are nostalgic for simpler times, but we can certainly indulge in the past as long as it’s safe! Do you miss the taste of a popsicle while sitting by the pool? Or late night ice cream parlor runs? You can still enjoy these novelties this summer, so find inspiration in this list ... Read More
May 21, 2020
Soaking Up The Sunshine
We are entering many people’s favorite time of the year–summer! Summer brings fireworks, barbeques, and one of our body’s favorite things: vitamin D. Many people do not necessarily look forward to the hottest season of the year for this reason, but they should, because vitamin D is a super important nutrient for our body. Unfortunately, most of the population, especially those that live in colder climates (such as New England), are deficient.
Vitamin D has many functions... Read More
May 13, 2020
How To Virtually Celebrate Graduation
Many of us, myself included, are graduating this spring. Whether it be high school or college, it is a BIG DEAL! It's easy to get really bummed about missing out on decorating your cap, the commencement ceremony, and graduation parties. We have worked so hard for this moment and it feels like we have been robbed of our moments to shine. Never fear –you can still host a super fun virtual party-social distancing style.
Decorate! Just because no one will be at... Read More
May 6, 2020
Feel-Good Foods To Reduce Stress
We all seem to be stressed more often than not these days. You may have a fool proof way of dealing with it, or you may be struggling to find a good coping mechanism. Many of us, myself included, will sometimes eat our feelings away, which may help in the moment but we may regret that pint of Ben & Jerry’s a couple hours later. However, there are foods that can make you feel good and can still reduce your stress.
Lavender, mint, chamomile, or lemongrass -... Read More
April 30, 2020
Simple Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk
Are you tired of sitting through Zoom classes and staring at your computer all day? I know I am! The beauty of virtual classes is that you often have the flexibility to move around that you don’t always get in a traditional lecture setting. Next online lecture or meeting you have, try out some of these ways to stay active!
Do squats, push-ups, or jumping jacks. Turn off your camera and aim to do 5 squats or push-ups or 15 jumping jacks every 10 minutes... Read More