Thank you High School

Hello all! I have reached a milestone in my life because I am now a high school senior about to graduate and preparing for college! During these milestone moments, I’d like to take some time to reflect and appreciate the people who helped me get…

Chasing Your Interests

Along with the closing school year and climbing spring temperatures came a day that would change my life forever (dramatic, but true.) Cheer tryouts were just around the corner. Being a gymnast my entire life, I had already achieved the athleticism required to be a…

Every Body is a Beach Body

As we head into the warmer months, I overhear people talking about getting that “beach body” and notice both young and adult women in the gym locker room obsessively weighing themselves. While it’s important to make healthy lifestyle choices, the number on the scale shouldn’t…

Introducing JD!

Hey everyone! My name is JD and I’m from Boston, MA. I’m 18 years old and currently a high school junior where I’m captain of the Cheerleading team. My favorite classes are Chemistry, Italian, and Facing History! Outside of school, I enjoy cheering, and working…

The Mediterranean Diet: More than just a diet

Fearful of giving up your favorite foods if you try the Mediterranean diet? You don’t have to be!  Restricting foods you love and avoiding major food groups is not a helpful or smart way to eat healthier.  In fact, most people are unable to stick…

We need to talk about vaginas and vulvas…

Fanny, pussy, vajayjay, “front bum” (yes, front bum)… just a few of the many terms we’ve created to describe our nether regions; perhaps because some sound sexier than real anatomical terms, or maybe because using nicknames for our lady bits has somehow become more socially…

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…