Is sitting a new disease? And how to burn more calories in our modern world

  I stumbled upon this very interesting article on the TIME magazine blog. I am sure a lot of you out there feel guilt from prolonged sitting throughout the day… I mean…I know I do!! How can we be active … Continue reading

Motivation Fridays: a 15 min. TEDTALK about claiming your adulthood, and finding happiness in the process

I’ve mentioned TedTalks before – they are 15-20min. video “talks” (from experts) about ideas worth spreading. (That’s their motto). I saw this one last night and I think it’s something every twentysomething should watch. Even if your are not in your 20s, … Continue reading

{The Mediterranean Diet: why everyone should do it}

  INTRO: For those of you that follow us on Facebook, you know that we were on vacation. For those who don’t… Shame on you!!! Just kidding…but I’ll let you in on the details. We vacationed in the lovely Mediterranean. … Continue reading

The science of Happiness & 10 steps to a happier you

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One of my closest friends started a happiness movement on the social media by posting pictures of the little things that make him happy for 100 days. It’s called the happiness challenge or as many of you like to express … Continue reading

SMART motivation

Advice for setting a healthy goal For all of you out there wishing to lose weight / acquire a healthier lifestyle / exercise more often, remember to act “SMART” when setting your personal goal. Be SPECIFIC about what you want to accomplish. … Continue reading

BBC News – Cancer tidal wave, we should focus on food!!!

FINALLY !!!! SOMEONE WITH THE RIGHT IDEAS… I read this article yesterday and was both excited and relieved. These type of newspaper articles are becoming increasingly more common (THANK GOD). The World Health Organization (WHO) posted this yesterday regarding what … Continue reading

Food for thought

Hello Readers!   First of all Happy Holidays. I just started my Christmas break before entering my LAST semester as a medical student. I can’t believe I’ve gotten so far, so fast. I know many of you get some extra … Continue reading

Chia Seeds: Eat like an Aztec

I think any article that aims to talk about Chia seeds has to start with a reference to the iconic little Chia pets of the 90’s to have any sort of credibility. Yup. These are those same seeds that made the … Continue reading

Nutrition and Acne

“Don’t eat chocolate. It will give you acne and everybody knows girls don’t like acne.” I’ve heard numerous versions of this speech, but none ever deterred me from devouring all sorts of chocolate products in my youth. When puberty struck … Continue reading