by Brittany Fuino, blogger A wandering mind may lead to an unhappy one, says Harvard doctoral student Matthew Killingsworth. He came up with trackyourhappiness.org to get to the bottom of what makes us blue. Daydreaming causes us to mull over what could be rather than what is. Hone in on what makes you happy moment… Continue reading Does daydreaming lead to depression?
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Ever find yourself reaching for that extra cookie or handful of potato chips just because they’re labeled “organic”? It’s OK because they’re healthy, right? Or maybe you chow down on Wendy’s “fries in disguise” because they say “natural.” We’ve all been there. Jenny Wan-chen Lee, a graduate student at Cornell University… Continue reading OMG..it’s organic!
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Ever gotten a deep tissue massage? Me neither. Anyone who has experienced a sports-related injury knows that they can wreak havoc on your training routine. Many of these injuries, especially for distance runners, can be prevented with sports massage therapy. Sounds like a bogus excuse to get a massage, right? Not so… Continue reading Skip the Massage—Roll out!
by Brittany Fuino, blogger In the summer I soak up sunshine like it’s my job. Actually, it is my job. I lifeguard. Nothing beats the warm, fuzzy feeling you get from being outside all day. It’s an addiction with severe withdrawal symptoms when the seasons change to winter. Severe enough to cause SU students to wear their… Continue reading You Make Me Happy, When Skies Are Gray…
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Bloodhound Gang may have been on to something when they wrote this song—at least with the sweating part, that is. A study in Experimental Physiology says that men are more efficient than women at sweating when they workout, thanks to more testosterone, which increases perspiration. Think the guy sweating bullets on the treadmill next… Continue reading Sweat, Baby, Sweat
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Wegmans might as well start publishing a dictionary, because it really does have the answer to everything…at least in the kitchen. You say an entire personal pissa crust with only 16 calories sounds about as real as Heidi Montag’s face—I say, go to Wegmans! Head not to the bakery, but to… Continue reading The ultimate mini-pizza, minus the calories
by Brittany Fuino, blogger With temps dipping below zero this past weekend, it wasn’t exactly a warm welcome into second semester here at SU. Let’s face it- posting witty Facebook statuses complaining about the weather might get you some sympathy from back home, but Mother Nature isn’t reading them. To add insult to injury, a… Continue reading Winter pudge that won’t budge?
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Ever notice how guys tend to make your efforts to get in shape seem like a piece of cake? Maybe you’d rather just eat that cake than bother keeping up. That being said, I’ll admit I like being female. It’s awesome. But lately I’ve been noticing that guys are on to something… Continue reading Anything He Can Do…
by Brittany Fuino, blogger As a self-appointed heath nut, I’m used to liking foods my friends and family find strange or have never heard of. The dialogue between us usually goes something like, “What’s that?…Oh…interesting.” I’m used to it. At this point in my life I’m not trying to be like those moms who sneak… Continue reading Crispy Kale Chips
by Brittany Fuino, blogger We’ve all heard it before— avoid getting yourself into a fitness funk by varying your workout routine. Cross train. Mix it up. Sound familiar? Truth is, it’s easier said than done. Trying something new requires stepping out of your comfort zone, it requires effort. Who wants to take the time to… Continue reading Spice up your gym life
by Brittany Fuino, blogger Sadly, I’ve outgrown the “everything must be pink” phase that made my freshman dorm look like Barbie’s Malibu Dream House. But it’s October, so I’m thinking pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Embrace your inner pink-addict and shop for a cure with the fitness gear below. The second I saw… Continue reading Go pink!