The Power of Plant-Based Protein Powders

By Brianna Duncan-Dieujuste Many college students rely on protein powder as a quick source of fuel after a workout or as an addition to a smoothie after a late night class. Protein is an important part to a healthy diet, and animal sources, such as whey and casein, are among the most popular. Plant-based protein powders are becoming a great way to get your protein fix, … Continue reading The Power of Plant-Based Protein Powders

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

What Makes You Tick: Pest Causes Allergy to Red Meats

By Marisa Ross Attention, carnivores: If you like chowing down on a nice T-bone steak or juicy hamburger, you might want to take some precautions the next time you dine near a woody area. A recent incline in cases of lone star tick bites is causing concern for red meat lovers everywhere. The tick, which causes the rare allergy to meats like beef, lamb, goat … Continue reading What Makes You Tick: Pest Causes Allergy to Red Meats

How to Sleep Better With f.lux

By Jennifer Hernandez Electronics are woven into our daily lives. We send late-night emails and cuddle up with our phones to check our newsfeed before bed, but our fondness for bright white screens may be harming our sleeping patterns. Light in electronics is heavily composed of attention-boosting, blue wavelengths, which prevent the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our internal clocks and assists with … Continue reading How to Sleep Better With f.lux

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

Wellness Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market

By Mallory Schindler It’s not hard to go stir-crazy in this college-centric city. There’s more to life than the University of Florida – though, admittedly, it’s hard to find a Gator-free anything within a 100-mile radius of this town. Part of living a healthy lifestyle means getting a change of scenery, catching some fresh air and eating wholesome foods. So, if you want to spice … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market

Wellness Wednesday: Snack Healthy

By Chelsea Perry Falling victim to snacking happens to the best of us from time to time. Whether you’re munching while studying or binge-watching Real Housewives, it’s easy to get carried away and lose track of just how many Oreos you’ve made—uh—disappear. But, finding snacks that are just as satisfying as they are healthy is, in fact, possible. We’ve compiled a list of the tastiest … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Snack Healthy

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