May 3, 2021
Strategies to Enjoy Your Workout While Wearing a Mask
It may be more than clear by now that exercising during the pandemic is not nearly the same as exercising was before the pandemic. This is probably most likely due to the masks (in addition to all of the extra protocols for health and safety). I will be the first to admit, I hate wearing a mask at the gym. It makes working out really difficult, and even feels kind of gross sometimes. For a while I was so annoyed with it, that I just stopped... Read More
April 27, 2021
How Laughing Can Relieve Stress
Think of all the times that you are with the people you love (whether it be in-person, on Zoom, or on the phone) and all the times you share a good laugh. The feeling after sharing a good laugh with friends and loved ones is so relaxing. All of your muscle tension seems to melt away. You feel a rush of endorphins. You may even suddenly see the world with a “glass half full” perspective.
There’s a reason why you feel this way.
The power of laughter is real,... Read More
April 27, 2021
Is One Better Than the Other?
As the years go by, eating plant-based is becoming more popular than ever. Whether someone decides to follow it for environmental and sustainability purposes, or follows it for health reasons, or just follows it because they find it to be cheaper than following a meat-focused diet; there are all kinds of vegetarian diets that fall under the umbrella of plant-based. So the question remains, what are the differences and is one more favorable than the other?
To... Read More
April 25, 2021
My Favorite Stretches
After nearly a year of working remote in some capacity, a lot of us have become more sedentary. Including me. Being in college, before the start of the pandemic, I was alway running around campus all day every day. I was always on the go, getting an average of 15,000+ steps per day. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been lucky to get 5,000 steps on a good day. But in all reality I am getting maybe 2,000-3,000 steps per day which is mostly contributed to a daily... Read More
April 21, 2021
How Caring for Your Plants Can Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing.
There is just something so special about walking into a fresh and clean house, apartment, or dorm room and seeing a happy little houseplant perched on your window sill or desk. Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way. There’s just something special about it. The air smells just a little sweeter, and a calming wave of emotions seems to wash over you. Taking a small amount of time each day to care for your plants can... Read More
April 16, 2021
How We Form and Break Habits
What is your habit? Maybe you have a few good ones and a few bad ones here and there, regardless of what your habits are though; we can all agree that breaking habits seems almost impossible at times. If you are someone who struggles with breaking habits or are maybe thinking of breaking a habit but are unsure how to go about it, you have come to the right place!
Now there are many techniques to breaking habits, but today I am going to be talking about the Habit... Read More
April 16, 2021
The Best Snacks for a Busy College Student
We are all busy college students who are always on the go. Whether you are a member of a busy student organization, are conducting research with your favorite professor, or are working a job on the weekends to make some extra money; the busier we get, it can become easy to ignore hunger cues here and there and eat whatever we can find in between meals. Oftentimes though, these snacks are not exactly nutrient-dense. They are full of added sugars,... Read More
April 6, 2021
My Favorite Tips and Tricks
On a scale from 1-10, how tired are you right now? Be honest. Now, ask yourself why you are tired. Maybe you stayed up too late studying, or had a really hard workout at the gym this morning, or maybe you had to wake up early for your 8 am. I’m sure all of these things are real contributing factors to why you are feeling tired, but maybe it has to do with the quality of your sleep rather than the quantity of your sleep. This is because even though you spent 10... Read More
March 31, 2021
Do’s and Don’ts of Napping for College Students
With all of the late nights and early mornings that come with being a college student, taking naps throughout the day seems to be the only thing that gets us through the day (besides all that iced coffee). But how many times have you gone to take a nap and ended up sleeping too long, or woken up feeling groggy for the rest of the day, or even had trouble falling asleep later that night? If you have ever experienced any of these things, it can... Read More
March 26, 2021
How to Take Care of Your Physical and Emotional Wellness While Studying
This semester is flying by! I can’t believe we are almost halfway there. After spending 3 ½ years at UNH, I have always thought that the fall semester seems to drag and the spring semester flies by so quickly. Even though we are getting more daylight and warmer weather each day (which is so awesome), I’m sure you are starting to feel a little bit dread like myself. With the semester being almost halfway over, this means we... Read More