Foods for maintaining heart health  

February 22, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Food can have a major impact on heart health, so it is important to be conscientious of what is consumed daily and what can be added into a daily diet to boost overall heart health.  With Valentines Day come and gone, valentines are not the only hearts to be concerned about because it also happens […]

Important exercises for a healthy heart 

February 20, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are many key exercise strategies that can ultimately make your heart healthier and stronger. It is important to incorporate these types of exercises into your daily routine to maintain heart health.  In awareness of American Heart Month, people can take the opportunity to see if their normal exercise routines can benefit their heart health. […]

Anxiety versus feeling anxious: What’s the difference? 

October 26, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Once, when I went to a conference and took a class about mental health, a speaker said that having Anxiety is like always hearing boss music, but the boss never actually appears. People said that this was an interesting and accurate description. Having diagnosed Anxiety is commonly confused with feeling anxious in today’s world. But […]

Fitness personalities: The psychology of exercise habits 

October 25, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes The go-getter  If you’re someone who enjoys the structure and intensity of high-performance activities such as CrossFit or interval training, you may fit into the go-getter category. Research by Ryan E. Rhodes suggests that goal-oriented individuals often prefer these types of structured exercises, where progress can be easily measured.  The social butterfly  Some people are […]

What can sexual wellness look like for college students? 

October 24, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sexual wellness is often a glossed-over topic, even as students mature during their college years. The lack of discussion about safe sex and healthy sex can leave students to participate in risky behaviors or make decisions that they would have otherwise avoided with more education. According to University of Georgia, over 65% of college students […]

Fighting fall fatigue with hygge 

October 16, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes As cold weather makes its unceremonious entrance, cold rain rushes away warm fall weather, and early evenings scare away the sun. It seems as if nothing could be better than a night in featuring fuzzy socks, a warm cup of tea and a good book.   “Hygge” (HEW-guh), a noun and adjective of Danish origin, […]

Some quick and high-protein meals for when you forget to thaw meat 

September 27, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chickpea, chicken, or tuna salad sandwiches  All of these main components come out of a can! Just make sure to drain the can first. Having canned chicken, tuna, and chickpeas on hand is always recommended. You can eat these salads on toasted bread;, sourdough works best.   Chickpea salad sandwiches: Empty the can into a bowl […]

The art of creating social connections while in college 

September 14, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes 1. Join clubs and organizations  One of the most effective ways to meet new people who share your interests is to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus. Whether you’re passionate about environmental issues, the arts or student government, there’s likely a group that aligns with your passions. Joining clubs can help reduce feelings […]

Managing stress as a college student

September 12, 2023

Reading Time: 1 minute One of the most important things to do is to prioritize your time and set realistic goals. For students, this means creating a study schedule that will allow them to take breaks and setting manageable goals that are not too overwhelming. It is also important to avoid procrastination and stay organized with assignments, projects, and […]

Promoting workplace wellness: Strategies for creating healthy and productive work environments 

September 12, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Encourage physical activity  Encouraging physical activity at the workplace can significantly contribute to a person’s overall well-being.  World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes the importance of physical activity in reducing the risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity. Employers can promote physical activity by providing on-site fitness facilities, organizing group exercise classes, or […]