Hydrating for Cold Weather Exercise

When we think of healthy nutrition the first thought that often comes to mind is food! But food isn’t the only key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Hydration is a critical piece that is often overlooked, especially during the winter months when we aren’t…

Iron: How do you know you’re getting enough?

Iron is an important nutrient that gives us energy by assisting in the transportation of oxygen to the cells in our body. Iron is especially important during the teen years because young women are growing and going through puberty which can increase energy demands. Most…

Mind-Full or Mindful: How Can Mindfulness Help You?

You’ve probably heard the word “Mindfulness” on the internet, on social media, or when talking to your friends. You’ve probably also thought “there’s no way I can sit still and meditate,” or “there’s no way that works.” Let’s talk about what mindfulness is, and how…

4 Winter Myths Busted

I remember my mom telling me (as I was getting ready to go to school), that I should always wear a hat because “we lose the most body heat from our head.” I recently found myself questioning what my mom had told me.  I figured…

A More Sustainable Future

Living in the city makes me feel almost removed and oblivious to what is happening to the environment around me. Although urban areas are the cause of most pollutants, it’s ironic how out of touch we are to the effects we have on the environment….

What’s your emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to read, understand and respond to emotions in ourselves and other people. It allows us to understand and label emotions, as well as express and regulate them. As a student, I am often more concerned about my academic intelligence, which…

#Nofilter

Do you ever compare yourself to others on social media? You are not alone! With the growing popularity of social media, many teens and young adults feel pressure to look perfect in pictures and carefully craft their social media feeds to show only the best…