Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

By Elayza Gonzalez Today’s society works hard to normalize breastfeeding in public and is dedicated to empowering women who breastfeed. One way to help advance these initiatives is by educating yourself on the practice of breastfeeding and its many benefits. However, some moms struggle with producing an adequate amount of breast milk to feed their little ones. Power pumping is one solution to that problem. … Continue reading Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

The Magic of Your Mind

By Jayna Taylor-Smith About a year ago I learned about mindfulness for the first time. I spoke to experts in the mental health field and found out mindfulness was a practice similar to meditation, but it didn’t have to be done so formally. Mindfulness wasn’t just a practice, being mindful was a way of being. It’s giving your mind the power to control your thoughts … Continue reading The Magic of Your Mind

Hit the Road: Best Running Routes in GNV

By Molly Donovan Students at the University of Florida have access to two state-of-the-art gym facilities on campus. There’s workout classes, like kickboxing and Zumba. Fancy machines wait for people to tread on them, and shiny weights gleam, just waiting for frat guys to pick them up and put them down. I don’t use any of it. Ever since my dad made me go for … Continue reading Hit the Road: Best Running Routes in GNV

Vegan Recipes to Impress Your Meat-Loving Friends

By Diana Illingworth If you’re a fan of vegan food, you might be used to getting questions and puzzled looks from your meat-loving friends. If they’re curious but ordering a vegan entrée at a restaurant seems like a risky investment, introduce them to the world of plant-based eating with a home-cooked meal. These three easy recipes mix and match a group of common ingredients available … Continue reading Vegan Recipes to Impress Your Meat-Loving Friends

How A Physical Disability Turned Me Into A Gym Rat

By Monica Andrade As a teenager, I never exercised unless my gym teacher forced me to during P.E. I spent my days after school eating ice cream, playing the Sims 2 and watching Lifetime movies with my mom. I tried out for the track team junior year only to end up being the slowest one. But all of that changed going into my senior year of … Continue reading How A Physical Disability Turned Me Into A Gym Rat

I Never Expected I'd Go Vegan

By Catie Flatley Five years ago I took a trip to my doctor’s office after mysteriously collapsing in the middle of a high school lacrosse game. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, which meant I had a high fasting blood sugar and was on the edge of becoming a full-time diabetic. Discovering that I had this was a complete shock to me. I had always been … Continue reading I Never Expected I'd Go Vegan

Wellness Wednesday: The Truth Behind the Potato

By Tova Miller No, I’m not talking about the potato in Turlington, or even the French fries outside of Marston. I’m talking about the pounds of potatoes you’ll be consuming next Thursday at your Thanksgiving feast. Seeing as we now live in a health conscious society, you’re probably wondering: how do you choose between sweet potatoes and regular (white) potatoes? Were you like the majority … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: The Truth Behind the Potato