It's my senior year winter break - this is my last month off of life before entering the real world (this was before I decided to attend grad school). I was not about to spend my last month at home doing nothing. I tried recruiting any and all of my friends and family to travel … Continue reading Last solo adventure of 2015: New Orleans
Despite learning the food pyramid in second grade, most Americans know very little about nutrition. We are surrounded by different diets: low-carb, low-fat, no-sugar, no-meat, high-protein. Because of distorted marketing and media, we are led to believe that each of these diets is a quick success to health, defined as a lean body. Even nutritionists … Continue reading What includes fat and is needed by everyone? Macronutrients!
You always hear why you should improve your fitness. For your health, for your stress, for your body image, for your life. Exercising and eating well can empower you. However, when does physical empowerment become mental empowerment? Anything in excess can lead to negative consequences. Too much fitness can actually be unhealthy. Media publicizes some … Continue reading The True Empowerment of Fitness
As a marketing student, I am always paying attention to how brands advertise themselves. As a fitness fanatic, I am especially aware of the brand messages sent out by my favorite companies. Brands are no longer trying to just sell their products. They are trying to form relationships with consumers based on values to build … Continue reading Fitness brand campaigns push to new standards
In my first year not eating every meal at the dining hall, I have been doing more grocery shopping. Granted, I only have a microwave and a mini fridge as well as very limited disposable income, so my options are limited. I am slowly learning the stores with the best deals (cough Trader Joe’s cough), … Continue reading Health Should Not Require Wealth
Zumba is arguably one of the most well-known group fitness formats other than yoga. The loud music and fun dance moves transform a workout into a party. There is also Zumba music, video games, and clothes. What is there not to like? Zumba is defined as Latin-inspired. The creator forgot his typical aerobics music one … Continue reading Latin American Culture Appropriation: Is Zumba the New Carmen Miranda?
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which has me reflecting a lot upon my struggles with disordered eating. I think people mistake awareness of an issue like this to be awareness of the symptoms. “If you are restricting yourself from eating more than 1000 calories a day, be aware that you might have … Continue reading NEDA Week: Let’s talk