Why We Need To Celebrate The Beginner

To my fellow fitness friends: We, as a health community, fit family, or whatever you'd like to deem us, spend a lot of time applauding amazing feats. We celebrate everything from heavy weightlifting personal r...

How You Can Use Sleep to Optimize Your Fitness

7 is the magic number. You need three 7’s to win the jackpot, but more importantly, A typical person needs 7 hours of sleep to allow the body to rest and function normally for the next day. For th...
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10 Coffee Flavors You’ve Never Tried Before

Regular coffee might not cut it anymore... If you can't start your day without the sweet nectar that drips from your coffee maker (especially when finals roll around), you're not alone. There are millions of c...

Finish the Semester like a Badass

The end is near. You can see the light (er, the sunshine) that's glimmering outside those library doors. You're so close to finishing this semester that you can feel the summer heat on your face. ...

Victoria Sport: Best Women’s Active Wear?

Watch out Lulu. You have new competition for most stylish women's active wear and her name is Victoria Sport. When Victoria's Secret announced their plans to discontinue their beloved swimwear line...
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9 Easy Ways to Live a Little More Fit Today

Because sometimes, you just don't want to go to the gym. Life is hard. Between work, school, friends, family, and you-time, staying fit sometimes does not even cross your mind. However, it doesn't take expen...

5 Reasons you Need an Air Fryer in Your Life

What in the world is an Air Fryer?! Well for starters, it's just about the most life changing christmas gift I've ever received. Essentially, it's a mini oven that uses a patented dual fan convection syst...

Upgrade Your Coffee by Going Bulletproof

We've all heard the term "bulletproof coffee" thrown around and, most likely, we've all wondered what the heck it could mean. Uh, yeah, coffee makes me feel bulletproof, but that's only after approximately...

Here’s What Essential Oils Can Do for You

Essential oils are one of the latest health fads, and if you haven't tried them yourself, you're probably wondering why people are so into them and how they can help you. Consider this your starter guide t...

How to Get at Your Goals, According to Psychology

We got goals. Everyone does, right? Yet how many times have you set a goal, only for it to slowly slip from consciousness and become abandoned within weeks...? I don't know about you, but I have quite the...

Why I Talk to My Parents Almost Every Day

First off, this is not your typical fitness or foodie post, but it is about health and it is important, so keep reading! I often get asked how often I talk to my parents. And by talk, I do mean really talk -...
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What’s the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

Morning, midday, or midnight? What's the best time to get your workout in?  The answer is that it depends on what time works for you. The key to workouts is consistency- pick a time that ...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Sleeping In

It's easy to be shamed for hitting snooze. News flash: Not being a morning person does not make you a failure.   Excuse me, are my ears awake?  Did I hear that right?     Yes, you did ...

What Does It Actually Mean to Listen to Your Body?

How many times have you heard a health professional say to listen to your body? They say your body knows what it needs. It's supposed to tell you what to eat, how to work out, when to rest, and so muc...

The Ultimate Foodie Bucket List

My dream job: to travel the world and stuff my face every day with all sorts of delicious food. But unfortunately, that job doesn't exist; so instead here is a smaller version of my Traveling Bucket L...
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I Don’t “Do” Brunch

What time is it? It's brunch time. Brunch food is my favorite. Wait, what? Confused? Think you misread the title of this post? Nope, it's not you, it's me.  That's right - avocado toast, scrambled eggs...

Seven Tips for a Productive Workspace

It can be easy to get lost in your workspace and find yourself operating less productively than you want to be. Here are some tips that I've learned along the way that have helped me to focus and work...

Ab Attack Workout

It's time to attack your abs. Who's ready to get abs of steel?   Time: ~25 minutes Type of workout: Strength and cardioSh*t you need: None (optional: medicine ball or du...

Your Pump-Up Jam May Be Killing Your Workout

Sure, we can go ahead and blame Eminem for blessing us with arguably some of the best pump-up songs of all time.   Often times you see a bunch of elite athletes getting #hyped before a big game or t...
Maximize Your Day by Adding a Morning Ritual

Maximize Your Day by Adding a Morning Ritual

If you're like most people (or most college students, to be more exact), your mornings probably go something like this: you set at least five alarms, roll out of bed after multiple snoozes, and head to class wi...
Why I Wake Up at 4:30 in the Morning

Why I Wake Up at 4:30 in the Morning

Some people call me crazy. We've all said it before: "I just wish there were more hours in the day." Between classes, work, internships, food, sleep, daily hygiene, relationships, and me-time, i...
which rice is better for you

Which Rice is the Best for You?

Rice is such a staple. You can eat it with everything from sushi to burritos, curry to stir fry. Basically, it's tasty, cheap, and ultra versatile. But between brown, white, wild, and black, there are so m...

How to Make Friends After College

Going away to college was the scariest and most amazing thing I’ve ever done. Originally from Los Angeles, I packed my bags and not-yet-broken-in snow boots and headed to Madison, Wisconsin for my four-year adv...

How I Turned Cardio From Punishment To Power

Let's talk cardio.  Are you a cardio junkie? Do you crave a good sweat and the sought-after "runners high"? Do you love the feeling of being soaked in sweat and out of breath? Or are you more of an "str...

The Truth about Health Shaming and Overachievers

College students are competitive. We vie for good grades, the same internships, leadership positions in extracurricular activities, and sometimes - just for the fun of it - for the title of Hardest Wo...

Fitness Taught Me To Love Myself No Matter What

My name is Danielle, and I want you to know that my fitness journey is still in progress. I have been a dancer since I was very young, but I became interested in fitness my freshman year of high school....

Building Self Love

Though Valentine's Day is gone, that does not mean love has to stop. Seeking love does not have to mean getting into a relationship. Instead, try cultivating self love. That's right. Fall in love with your...

Easy Travel Snacks to Keep You From Getting Hangry

For people with allergies or those who follow specific diets, traveling can sometimes be stressful. Especially with long itineraries, you might not always know what kind of food can be available. Airp...
I live two lives, and here's how I handle it

I Live Two Lives, and Here’s How I Do It

One part student, one part personal trainer. I dread when people ask me what I do for a living, because I never know what to say. "I'm a dietetics student at Boston University." "I'm a personal trainer...
Cultivating a Continuous Meditation Through Exercise

Cultivate Your Meditation Practice Through Exercise

Okay, okay I know what you're thinking. How the heck could exercise ever be related to meditation? The two are polar opposites. Hear me out for a second... When you're working out, for the most par...

How to Drink Your Healthiest Happy Hour

If you enjoy a nice Friday evening happy hour as much as I do, but don't want to sacrifice your health goals this article is for you. Not that the act of "happy hour-ing" is necessarily a health-improving...
do not let your mind bully your body

Do Not Let Your Mind Bully Your Body

What is body shaming? Where do we see it? Why does it happen? 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. Of the American elementary school girls who read magazines, 69% say that the...

I Drank 4 Diet Cokes a Day for 7 Years.

My name is Ellen, and I'm almost a Diet Coke addict. I say "almost" because I don't take addiction lightly, but I show some of those signs, though not all of them. Examples? I think just about ev...

This Phone Case Will Improve Your Workout

Behold, a phone case that basically makes the gains for you. Ok, maybe not exactly. But, the Selfie-Z Magnetic Smart Phone Case has shown up all over social media and people everywhere are transforming the way...

Habits to Pick Up During this Heart Healthy Month

February is American Heart Healthy Month. Is it a coincidence that it's the month with Valentine's Day? I think not. Over half of college students/young adults have at least one coronary heart disease ris...

Why Yoga is Great for a Healthy Mind

Before I started yoga, I was always going a million miles a minute. I constantly looked ahead to the future, which took away from enjoying the present moment and made me tense and anxious... pret...
Going Abroad? Here's 4 Tips to Staying Fit Overseas

How I’m Planning on Staying Fit While Abroad

One of the many perks of being a college student is the opportunity to study abroad. Whether you want to practice another language, take some cool classes, or use it as an opportunity to travel, going abroad is...

5 Ways to Become a Morning Person

The goal: Be a person who gets up before 7am, goes for a run, and proceeds to conquer the day. The reality: When your 7am alarm goes off, you hit snooze. Ten minutes later, another snooze. An hour later, ...