I’m not a runner. Well, at least I didn’t think I was. I don’t enjoy it. Well, at least I didn’t think I did. I’m a dance fitness and HIIT fanatic through and through but a couple of months ago, I started a 5k training program. I was slow completing it because well — life, … Continue reading What I learned when I challenged myself to run a 5k
Sudden life changes — like let’s say, for example, a pandemic — can have profound effects on our daily routine. With an upended routine can come changes in behaviors that lead to the formation of habits, both good and not so good. Perhaps during quarantine, you have found you are exercising more (go you!) … Continue reading Pandemic habits: The good, the bad, the changeable!
Whether you are working from home, at the office or in a setting with no dedicated office space, your work environment can have a big impact on your well-being and productivity. After all, many of us spend the majority of our week in the workplace, so why not make it to work for you? Here … Continue reading 5 tips for a healthier workspace
The start of a new year is brimming with new chances, changes, possibilities and opportunities. But before we get swept up in the hustle and bustle, let’s hit pause. Set aside 30 minutes today to get cozy, grab a pen and paper, reflect and reset. Were there things I wanted to accomplish this year but … Continue reading Your 12-month guide to total wellness this year
So, you’re finally getting the hang of this “college student” thing. You’ve grown quite used to scrambling out of bed for your 8 a.m. Econ lecture, scoping out the quiet spots in the library and regrettably, taking your mom’s healthy home-cooked meals for granted. Amidst the overwhelming array of all-you-can-eat options and aroma of freshly … Continue reading 15 ways to fend off the “Freshman 15”
No one sets out to be unkind to others, but it’s all too easy to get caught up in this “me, me, me” world we live in. When was the last time you did something kind for someone else — not because you had to and without receiving any kind of reward in return? If … Continue reading Why being kind is good for your health
All of us experience stress in our lives. Some amount of stress is normal, but it can be hard to know when the amount of stress you’re experiencing — or how you’re handling that stress — is unhealthy. Did you know there is such a thing as perceived stress? We worry about things that really … Continue reading Is stress keeping you up at night?
In your 20s, it’s easy to feel invincible — you’re young, you’re healthy and there’s so much life ahead of you. Why worry about your health now, when you’re in your prime? But neglecting to take care of yourself during your 20s can negatively impact your health later on in life. By starting these habits … Continue reading 7 healthy habits to adopt in your 20s
Regardless of your gender, healthy living makes a dramatic difference in your risk of a heart attack, a fact reinforced by two recent studies. A study published last month of nearly 90,000 women found that young women could prevent three-quarters of heart attacks by following six healthy lifestyle practices. “Although mortality rates from heart disease … Continue reading Lower heart attack risk with these healthy habits, studies say