Health & Wellness

Beyond the heart-shaped box

2/18/15 10:17pm

Valentine’s Day fever is starting to hit grocery stores, and we know how hard it is to resist those red, heart-shaped boxes lining the shelves.

Two and 20

2/16/15 3:08pm

A quick tip from Health & Wellness Assistant Editor Xernay Aniwar: As soon as you wake up, drink 2 cups of water (16 oz) and do 20 jumping jacks.

Semester at Sea wellness update

11/15/14 9:40pm

Spending 14 days at sea has proven a lot less difficult than I’d initially imagined. In fact, the time is flying, and I can’t believe I’m already halfway done with my wellness challenge! As you’ll see, I’ve had a lot of time to relax, enjoy the sun and catch up with friends, and it’s been nice to have a break from traveling to focus on myself and my personal goals. I’m proud to say I’ve managed to avoid dessert entirely so far (which really says something because some of the desserts they serve on this ship are amazing). I’m also glad that I’ve been doing well in terms of eating fruit and veggies, but I’ve clearly been slacking off in the exercise and reading departments.

Semester at Sea wellness challenge

11/9/14 11:07pm

As many of you know, I’m currently studying abroad on Semester at Sea’s Fall 2014 voyage. We recently left Barcelona, Spain to head for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — meaning we’ll be spending the next 14 consecutive days at sea. To make the most of the next two weeks, my Resident Director (SAS’s equivalent of Resident Assistant), Andrew, challenged me and everyone else on my hall to join him in participating in a 14-day wellness challenge. Andrew created a chart with 10 items (everything from floss to read for 30 minutes to write a postcard to a friend), and the goal is to do each of those items once per day.

Fall Skin Survival Guide

10/18/13 1:07pm

With autumn in full swing, the joys of the season, which include warm pumpkin pie, Halloween Costumes and a delicious Thanksgiving feast, are fast approaching.

Healthy habits for summer skin and hair

5/13/13 12:00am

The temperature is going up and so is the demand for that golden summer glow. But before you start slathering on the tanning oil, you are going to want to pump the brakes on your tanning schedule and start pumping out the sunscreen instead. WHY OPT FOR SUNSCREEN Getting one blistering sunburn during your youth could more than double your chances of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life.

Beat stress before it beats you

5/6/12 2:00pm

It’s that time of year — finals will soon be here, meaning that students will probably spend their last weeks of school studying and facing a heavy load of anxiety. Not taking an occasional de-stress break from studying can actually hinder your ability to stay focused.