Why You Need To Do Your Research

The very beginning of my interest in fitness and nutrition came from the same place as so many others: I remember wanting a skinny body, and I would have done anything to achieve that.  Of course I went...

Reasons to Love and Hate Winter in the Northeast

No one likes the feeling of being chilled to the bone. But who doesn't like being snuggled in a blanket in front of the fire? There are pros and cons to every season. So. Let's talk about winter. Pros: O...

How to Make Fitness a Life Long Love Affair

“Sometimes, even I get bored with picking things up and putting them down.” -Eileen, weightlifting enthusiast   Every once in a while, I look at a treadmill and think, wouldn’t it be fun to try runn...

Hot Chocolate That Will Keep You Warm and Healthy

The weather outside is frightful, but this hot chocolate is soooo delightful. Winter is in full swing, and you're probably starting to feel the affects of the cold weather. Freezing fingers and toes, ru...
Thoughts You Have at the Gym, As Told By Parks & Rec

Thoughts You Have at the Gym, As Told By Parks & Rec

You walk up to the gym and are ready to crush your workout. Sometimes, things go a little differently; we've all gone through it before. Here's how it all goes down. How you think you look when you walk...
How I Balanced My Love For Food and Fitness

How I Balanced My Love For Food and Fitness

Balance is everything. Think you're a foodie? I'm sorry, but I most likely have you beat. Living in Boston, there is always a hot new restaurant, festival or event, plus a seemingly limitless quantity of class...
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Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year do you find yourself losing motivation or not following through with your New Year's resolution? Well, this is a new year and you have made new resolutions, so here are a few tips to make s...
Meal Prepping 101: How To Do It and Stay Inspired

Meal Prepping 101: How to Do It and Stay Inspired

Let's talk for a minute about my one true love: food! Alright, now that I've got your attention, let's get serious. What even is meal prepping? Quite simply, it's exactly what it sounds like: ...

The Love-Hate Relationship with Biking in College

Cambridge is definitely a biking campus. I mean, you could get around solely on foot (or using the public bus, if you so wish), but it's bound to be a real struggle. Activities happen all over the place, lectur...
Extraordinary New Year

Dare to Be Extraordinary This New Year

New Year’s is a celebration of a new beginning, a clean slate.  These days, January 1st is seemingly synonymous with the idea of a “New Me.”  With all the hustle and bustle of the next 365 days and th...
How Fitness Helped Me Become My True Self: A Memoir

How Fitness Helped Me Discover My True Self

Let me tell you a story about a girl. This girl was just beginning her life as a student, a dancer, and as a developing human being plagued by the pressure of society's impossible beauty standards. S...
Food Trends That Will Get You Excited For 2017

Food Trends That Will Get You Excited For 2017

Get excited. Get cookin. With 2016 coming to a close, we reflect on the wonderful era of zoodles, cauliflower rice, sushi-ritos, and rolled ice cream. Fortunately, 2017 holds plenty of new food trend...

10 Ingredients to Avoid in Processed Foods

Most of us have become all too familiar with processed foods, but how much do we really know about what's in them? In order to make processed foods both palatable and long-lasting, companies put these foods&n...

5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Fit Friends

We've all been there: you glance at your calendar, realize you have a holiday party tomorrow, and you're totally gift-less. You love your friends, but you're crazy busy and sometimes forget to plan ah...

5 Tips For Digestive Health During the Holidays

Anyone who's gone way overboard at Christmas dinner (who hasn't?) knows that overeating can wreak havoc on the digestive system. As glorious as enjoying a homemade feast can be, holiday indulgences can leave ma...

The Importance of Sleep to Your Fitness Goals

The end of the semester is approaching, and so are due dates and exam dates. Sure, you could stop writing that paper and sleep an extra hour, or you could procrastinate and pull an all-nighter. Winter...
Why the holiday season is the best season

5 Things to Love About the Holiday Season

Before I start, I must admit: I celebrate Christmas and therefore, may have a slightly bias towards Christian traditions.   It’s the holidays, everyone! And if you’re anything like me then it is one ...
Superfoods are a myth, and here's why

Superfoods Are A Myth, And Here’s Why

You've seen it before. "Cacao nibs boost energy and burn fat!" (But how does consuming food/calories burn calories?) "Tiger nuts have amazing weight loss benefits!" (It may claim that these can ...

How to Eat Healthier at the Dining Hall

The dining hall is a place that makes living/creating a healthy lifestyle a challenge for many college students. Eating nutritious meals seems ridiculously hard in college, especially on a meal plan. Not o...

Managing Fitness Goals Without the Scale

For many people in the fitness community, the scale has become a demonized entity. While it can tell you valuable information, it causes a lot of stress and anxiety surrounding one's fitness goals. When ...

How to Vote With Your Fork

"The wonderful thing about food is you get three votes a day. Every one of them has the potential to change the world."  - Michael Pollan (Author, Journalist, and Food Policy Activist) The American food s...

How to Enjoy the Holidays and Stay Fit, Too

The holidays are right around the corner, which can derail some of your fitness goals if you let it. No matter the holiday you’re celebrating, there is bound to be lots of food, family, and friends involved....
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Why Thanksgiving Is Not All About The Turkey

November is known to be the season of thankfulness and giving. With all the activities that usually go on around the holidays, it's easy to forget that we need to be taking care of ourselves (mind, body an...
The Weight Room, and Why I Keep Coming Back; Fitness

The Weight Room, and Why I Keep Coming Back

So you want my fitness story?  I don’t really think I have one.   After putting so many miles in on the treadmill, one day I just walked into the weight room. I don’t know why, but I did know that ...

How To Be Happier, According to Science

We all know that happiness is one of the most important things out there, but far too often, we fail to chase it, we fail to focus on it, we fail to make time for it. It’s a plague. Happiness is&nb...
8 Fitness Box Subscriptions You Need To Try

8 Fitness Box Subscriptions You Need To Try

Being a busy college student makes it hard to go shopping. Setting aside our textbooks and notes for even a day is impossible at times. But thanks to all of these companies that have come up with the brill...

Why Your Life Needs a Little Laughter

According to a research study done at Loma Linda University, study proves that laughter really is the best medicine. Studies in Maryland and Vanderbilt University have seen that laughter provides a huge ra...
why i refuse to drink shakes

Why I Refuse to Drink Shakes

No, not milkshakes (how else do I bring boys to the yard?), but supplement shakes like protein shakes, meal replacement shakes, slimming or weight-loss shakes, or anything related to “health” companies like Sha...

How to Recover from an Injury and Not Go Crazy

Last month, I told you I was starting to ramp up my running in order to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. Little did I know, I'd be sidelined with an injury and have to stop running about a&nbs...

Finding Balance After The Freshman 15

If you follow me on Instagram, you can tell pretty quickly that I’m a foodie that loves to cook healthy. I’ve always had an active lifestyle, but making the connection between using my body and f...

You Can Have Your Sweets and Fitness Journey, Too

I was fit my whole life, but my fitness journey didn't really start until I went to college. After high school, I couldn't imagine not being active. Growing up, my parents had always signed me and my brother&nb...

Why Your Workout is the Best Way to Manage Stress

Do you feel like pulling your hair out or eating your sorrows away when at school or a big exam is approaching?  Let's face it: stress is unavoidable in life, especially for college students. A...

5 Foods You Should Eat Every Week

Food is central to our lives and our traditions. Holidays, dates, parties, and most social events are planned around food. Food isn't just social, though. Your dietary choices can help prevent many diseases. A&...
How My Mom Changed My Life With Food

How My Mom Changed My Life With Food

I remember the first time I took interest in food. I was with my mom in the kitchen and told her I wanted to cook, just like she did. And since I was about three feet tall and my head didn’t even meet the st...
I Went Abroad For a Year, And Stayed Fit

I Went Abroad For a Year, And Stayed Fit

Go abroad, eat pizza, stay fit. When you think about spending a year in Europe, usually eating your body weight in pastries, pasta, and baguettes comes to mind first. Not, staying fit. But being the hyper...