The Vitamin D’s Bone Buddy: Calcium

With Halloween coming up this month, I figured we should talk about bones, why? Well one, bones are everywhere this time of year, and two, they are major part of your body. Without your bones your body would have no structural component whatsoever.  So, what do we need to do to keep these bones healthy…

Back-to-College: Tips to Keep You Going

Hello, everyone! It’s back-to-school time here on campus and whether you’re just starting college or you’ve been here for a while, all of us know just how stressful college can be. Here are some quick and easy ways to keep yourself going this semester. – Tip 1: Eat breakfast, please!! Cure the hangry feeling that…

Happy National Nutrition Month 2017!

It’s March everyone and this means more than just wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day.  March is also National Nutrition Month (NNM) and this year we’re going to “Put Our Best Fork Forward!”  This means we are going to make every bite count by making small shifts in our eating habits.  Eventually, making these small…

Love Your Heart: Improving Your Heart Health

Hi everyone!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m sure a lot of us want to show some love to the people around us whether it’s a significant other, friends, or family.  However, do you know what else could use some love this Valentine’s Day?  The organ most associated with love, your heart! …

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…