Napping: To Nap or Not to Nap?

When I was in grade school I rarely took naps, but since I have been in college I take at least a couple short naps throughout the week.  Now, there are some misconceptions about naps like they are only for children and the elderly or that you are lazy if you take naps, but that…

Fall for De-Stressing Activities this Season

October is ending, November is beginning. Speaking as a Senior undergrad student, nobody knows better than me how stressful the middle of the semester can get. Due dates seem to pile up, Christmas break is light years away, and stress levels can get escalated quickly. It can seem hard to try to find time to de-stress your…

Add a Little Pumpkin Spice

Welcome back to another semester at Murray State University everyone!  Though when it’s time for a new semester it also means that summer is coming to end, the leaves are changing, and it’s time to get out the pumpkins!  I am sure most of you have heard of Starbucks’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, that they bring…

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 Series

The Dietary Guidelines have recently come out with their newest edition and will be in effect until 2020. The purpose of these guidelines is to keep health policies and programs, such as the National School Lunch Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the Older Americans Act Nutrition Services programs, and…

WELCOME BACK!

Hope everyone has a had a great week back (even if this weather is going crazy). We are going to have great spring semester posting and informing you all about having a healthier life!!

Keep Your Head During Finals

Keep Your Head During Finals The semester is coming to a close, the weather is getting colder, and finals season is about to be underway. Finals week can be the worse stress a student endures the entire semester. Studying, outlining, memorizing a semester worth of information for multiple classes can make anyone want to claw…

Hydrate to Dominate!

Warmer weather is approaching, and it is important that we keep hydrated. Water is the best way to do that. Did you know that drinking water at specific times during your day can contribute to your health in ways other than hydration? For example, drinking two glasses after waking up can activate your internal organs,…

MyPlate and SuperTracker

Hi, everyone! I’d like to talk about some great tools and resources to help you with your health and wellness goals. They are called MyPlate and SuperTracker, both created by the USDA to help Americans achieve a healthy lifestyle. What is MyPlate? “MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to…

New Dining Service Icons

Hello, MSU! Dining Services is proud to present new icons that will soon be on display, both online and in the T-Room. These icons were created to help our students identify food items that fit their dietary needs and their lifestyle. Be on the lookout! They will make your food selections easier. They are as…

Increase Your Energy by Eating!

With finals upon us and the daylight shortening, we can all admit that we feel our energy levels lagging a bit. Instead of drinking large amounts of coffee, energy drinks, or soda, try adjusting your eating habits to give yourself a more natural boost. Wean yourself off of the caffeinated beverages. Many of these drinks…

Study Workout

We have reached the daily grind of classes, homework, repeat. I am sure that the homework load is starting to pick up for you, and that means a lot of your time will be spent studying. If you are like me, I get antsy when I have to sit for prolonged periods of time. While…

Healthy Baking Substitutions

Perhaps it’s the crisp fall air, or the smell of pumpkin spice near every coffee shop, or maybe even the changing colors of nature, but something about this time of year really makes me want to start baking like Betty Crocker. It’s an inevitable urge that comes mid-October and lasts throughout the holidays, where I…