New Year, Happiest and Healthiest You

5 Ways To Make 2018 Your Happiest And Healthiest Year

By Brigitte Evans

The holidays are a time of joy and coming together. But they can also be quite tough, especially for people who struggle with self-image and self-love. In the middle of New Year’s resolutions, fitness promo packages and gym memberships, it’s not easy to focus on what really matters: yourself. What we think of ourselves and how we take care of ourselves is crucial for a happy life. Here are 5 tips to help live your healthiest life: Continue reading

8 Ways To Deal with Fall Allergies

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By Brigitte Evans

Some people are lucky enough to enjoy all of fall’s colors and fruits, while others are condemned to fight with sneezing, itchy eyes, cramps, coughing, fatigue, weakness, difficulty breathing and other allergy symptoms.

Fall allergens are just as annoying as spring allergens, and they include ragweed pollen which can travel hundreds of miles, mold which thrives in damp environments and dust mites which multiply in warm and humid places. Drinking a bunch of pills which will make you feel sleepy, lightheaded and tired isn’t the most appealing solution. Fortunately, there are natural ways to deal with fall allergies. Here are some of them: Continue reading

10 Super Bowl Worthy Sides

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By De and Kate

Super Bowl weekend is upon us, and even if you’re not a football fan, the delicious food, celebratory drinks, $5 million commercials, and halftime entertainment accompanying the game are reason enough to join in the festivities.

Whether you’re heading to a party, hosting one of your own, or simply breaking out your favorite pair of sweatpants and watching solo, we’ve rounded up 10 recipes to keep you nourished as you root for your favorite team/enjoy the close-up of Tom Brady’s booty on your 55-inch flat screen – whatever floats your boat! Continue reading

How I Learned To Love Working Out

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By Jillian Stacia

When I was in high school, I absolutely hated exercise. I loved playing sports. Playing soccer, shooting baskets, going swimming? Those were all fine and dandy. But exercising for the sake of exercising? No thank you.

I forced myself to go to the gym for the same reason many of us started working out: I wanted to lose weight. I was unhappy with my body and was convinced that if I grinded out an hour on the elliptical every day, I’d lose a few pounds. I was in it for the weight loss, plain and simple. I was envious of those girls who were “naturally skinny” and “didn’t need to work out”. Every day, I forced myself back on the treadmill, angry and resentful that I needed to exercise in order to look good. It didn’t seem fair. Continue reading

7 Simple Ways To Embrace A Healthier Lifestyle

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By Tamara Burgos

Last year, I let school, work, and social commitments take over my life, and as I tend to do, I put myself at the bottom of the priority list. Doing this took a toll on my health and I could have avoided it. The only exercise I did was running twice a week. I wasn’t eating enough, my meal schedule was all over the place, migraines became a weekly thing, and I was always tired. On top of it all, I decided to attempt to stop eating meat and did not replace the protein I was losing by not eating meat with any other food. Within five months, I lost weight, gained a little back, and lost it all again. My skin felt dull and my hair wasn’t shiny and glossy as it used to be.  Continue reading