Swamp Talk: Fest 12 Survival Guide

By Mike Llerena After all of the trick-or-treaters have had their fill of teeth-rotting confections, post-Halloween weekend in Gainesville carries two important traditions: Florida-Georgia weekend and The Fest. All of the Gator football fans migrate to Jacksonville for the showdown against the Bulldogs and punk rockers from across the globe flock to Gainesville for three (now four as of this year) days of unadulterated rock … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Fest 12 Survival Guide

Wellness Wednesday: Straight Edge Living

By Brock Seng For this week’s Wellness Wednesday post, instead of an alternative way of eating or exercising, it’s an alternative way of living your life. It’s a way of living by cutting out the bad stuff, not sugar and sweets, but the really bad stuff: drugs, alcohol and tobacco. We all know that alcohol is bad for your liver, drugs are bad for, well, … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Straight Edge Living

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Sleeping Habits

By Emily Stanton Don’t let midterms turn you into a zombie. Getting a full night’s rest will keep you alert, refreshed and ready to tackle any essay question. Here are some tips to help you catch some Z’s. 1. Have a schedule According to the National Sleep Foundation, our sleep-wake cycle is regulated by a “circadian clock” in our brain. When we have a regular … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Sleeping Habits

Wellness Wednesday: Making Ramen Healthier

By Emily Stanton Instant noodles are a staple of the college diet. It’s cheap, easy and quick to make. But that brothy goodness isn’t the most nutritional meal. Don’t throw away your Maruchan just yet; here are some simple ways to spice up ramen noodles and make it better for you. 1. Low sodium ramen When purchasing instant noodles, opt for a low sodium option. … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Making Ramen Healthier

Wellness Wednesday: Taking Advantage of Pumpkin Season

By Phillip Heilman October begins the most difficult time of year when it comes to eating healthy. Halloween-themed events feature a galore of candy throughout the month before the calendar gives way to November and December — two months that include plenty of overeating. That said, it’s no wonder a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that 18 percent of … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Taking Advantage of Pumpkin Season

Wellness Wednesday: Different Ways to Eat an Apple

By Mary Elysee Velasco An apple a day keeps the doctor away! In fact, due to its low calorie and sodium, but high fiber and vitamin C content, apples a day have kept the doctor away since the 1860s. Apples help reduce tooth decay for brighter smiles, decrease the risk of diabetes and detoxify your body. The only downside is that eating an apple a day … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Different Ways to Eat an Apple

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Pasta Alternative

By Tova Miller Calling all pasta lovers that are trying to shed some pounds: here is a pasta alternative to make the most of your Wellness Wednesday. And, if you are feeling extra spicy today, be sure to jam out to these songs while you cook: [8tracks width=”275″ height=”275″ playops=”” url=”http://8tracks.com/mixes/2268638″] Baked Spaghetti Squash  Ingredients: 1 Medium Spaghetti Squash 1 Eggplant 1 Tomato ½ Onion … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Pasta Alternative

Wellness Wednesday: Campus Club Merges Yoga and Cycling

By Ben Paikowsky Sometimes, a bike ride is the perfect form of exercise. Other days, a deep breath and some stretching is what you crave. Most likely, you aren’t going to tackle both cycling and yoga in one day- unless you take a Ride and Relax class at UF. Ride and Relax isn’t new to UF- but it’s one class not many students know about. It … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Campus Club Merges Yoga and Cycling