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: 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: 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: 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: Disability Resource Center

By Amanda Cohen College can be overwhelming. For some, the stress is only temporary. For others, the stress is constant. The toll it can take on our health and abilities to function in school can be severe. From anxiety, depression, eating disorders and ADHD to personality disorders, there’s a resource on campus that can help. Perhaps the least well-known resource on campus is the Disability … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Disability Resource Center