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Fitness & Recreation

Nutrition - Wellness Blog

The Fitness and Recreation team is has the expertise to support your learning about physical health and wellness. Our wellness blog includes articles by our staff and trainers on a wide variety of topics.

Holiday Hiccup – How to Avoid Overindulging!

Posted by Theresa Wanninger | Posted on December 14, 2018

Worried about over indulging during the holidays? Me too! I’m very good at going to every holiday party and nibbling from every snack table! I think to myself, oh I’ll just a few chips and a cookie and that will be fine! But… then I do that about five times! By the end of the holiday season I won’t say that I’ve really gained weight, but things have redistributed around the mid-section!

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It’s not all in your head—how stress, lifestyle, and nutrition influence your mental health and wellness

Posted by Theresa Wanninger | Posted on November 14, 2018

Last week we hosted a wonderful conversation with Dr. Andrea Whelan around stress, lifestyle, nutrition, and wellness. She taught us how our body reacts to stress, and how exercise, meditation, self-care, and nutrition influence our overall wellbeing.

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Kombucha – Not a Yoga Pose, But a Drink?

Posted by Theresa Wanninger | Posted on October 29, 2018

If you’ve been on Instagram in the last year, or you have a friend who loves shopping at whole foods – you’ve probably heard about a little thing called kombucha! Maybe you’ve asked yourself, what is it? Why is it supposed to be so good for you? Wait... there’s alcohol in it? Yeah there’s a bandwagon to hop on, but should you?

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Fresh or Frozen? Let’s Settle the Debate

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on May 17, 2018

Story time for everyone reading! When I first started here, I was living under the assumption that fresh is always better than frozen – and that also contributes to why they can be more expensive! But having spoken to the coordinator Meghan, she told me about a study where they found that frozen veggies are just as nutrient packed as their fresh friends, or sometimes even better!

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What is a balanced diet? Talking "Macros"!

Posted by Chanelle Biggan | Posted on March 28, 2018

We've all heard of “magic” weight loss remedies before. Playing around with “diets” is common and its even more common to fall off track with them because half way through what you thought was claimed to work, you hear of something else claiming completely different! It’s hard enough already fitting everything in your diet that one needs as far as real nutrition goes. So, that being said, what do we really need to be healthy, active humans? And what do our bodies need to function? Enter "macronutrients"!

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Sustenance & Snacks – A Student Survival Guide

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 31, 2018

When you are so busy with assignments, class, bus schedules, parking prices, rent, your phone bill, printing paper, WHO HAS TIME FOR HEALTHY EATING?! If it’s easy and in front of me I WILL put it in my body. HELLO CARBS. MY NAME IS TARYN. :) All that being said, even though eating, especially eating can be low on your list of priorities, it honestly is really important. Healthy and nutritious foods can give you not only more physical energy, but also mental energy. So let’s get started.

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Double Duty Recipes: Dinner Tonight and Lunch Tomorrow

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on January 17, 2018

Cook once, eat twice. These recipes are leftover-friendly, simple, and easy to make.

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(Mostly) Healthy DIY Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Posted by Taryn Emerson | Posted on October 31, 2017

Instead of gorging on many, many, tiny candy bars, try making these improved versions at home. Includes recipes for Chocolate and Almond Crunch Bars (vegan and gluten-free), Homemade Twix Bars and Peanut Butter Pumpkins. Yum.

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