Tag Archives: healthy-living

Those who fill their diet with fruits and veggies lead a happier lifestyle, new study suggests

25 Jan

It is no secret that eating adequate servings of fruits and veggies every day has major benefits. In addition to being low in calories while keeping you full, a new study suggests they may also have a positive affect on your mood. Continue reading

Fool proof way to be a good cook

28 Nov

A new study shows that adding vegetables to a meal doesn’t only up the nutritional value, but also makes others percieve you as a “good cook.”

Researchers  at Cornell University surveyed 500 US mothers and found that adding vegetables to a family meal would cause the preparer of the meal to be percieved as a better chef, more thoughtful and more caring. The main course of the meal, when veggies were added was also percieved to be more tasty. Continue reading

Immune Boosting Foods

27 Nov

It is that time of year again: every where you go there is someone sneezing, coughing or sniffling and, if your immune system isn’t as good as it could be, you may be the next one sitting on the couch with a fever, sore throat or stomach virus.

Good news, there are certain foods that can help boost your immune system and help you avoid catching the holiday plagues. Web-MD put together a slideshow explaining 15 foods and how they help: Immune Boosting Foods slideshow

Recipes: Here are a few links that provide recipes using these immune boosting foods so you can cook at home and stay health during the winter months:




Start cooking and stay well!


13 Jul

If you didn’t know me, you wouldn’t know that hula hooping has been a big part of my life for the past year and a half or so. And, if you’ve never seen hoop dancing before, you would probably think it’s a weird hobby to have.

Check out this story on the Miami Desk for more info about hooping.

I started hula-hooping because my best friend from back home started and once I saw the beautiful flowing moves you could make with this child’s toy, I was determined to learn. I’ve never been a dancer so I don’t consider myself graceful by any means, but the object gives me confidence.


(above is one of my most recent videos from January, I use them mainly to document myself and see what I can do to improve)

I started watching YouTube tutorials and attending meetups with other “hoopers” to learn tricks and “flow.” Eventually I gained the experience to teach others, and have gotten other girls into the trend. And, as an athlete who is very concerned with her fitness, the hula hoop can provide a full body workout.

Anyways, I won’t get into too much detail just yet, but I have a rehearsal tomorrow for a performance that will be paying a month’s rent in grad school. Coming from a waitress/freelance reporter who can barely make ends meet, this is a miracle. Who knew a mere circle handmade out of PVC piping and tape would help me out so much?

Stay tuned for blogs about the performance!