Happiness is correlated with how much kindness you convey to others! Go figure!
Life is just hard sometimes, and we can all get in funks and moods. When we're feeling this way, obviously we'd rather be smiling and happy, but our brains aren't wired that way.
Working out can also be a huge help in keeping off those extra holiday pounds. To help motivate you, we chose some of the most adorable workout gear around to make exercise a little more stylish and fun.
Of the many college challenges you've conquered with ease thus far, there's one elusive aspect of the collegiate system you may have yet to master: navigating the dining hall.
Does trying to resist the temptation of binging on fun-sized Halloween candy seem more difficult than finishing a 20 minute workout right about now? Probably because it's really, really hard when that Butterfinger Mini is calling your name!
Being in college, we all know that we're suppose to (try to) eat healthy. But let's face it, that can be pretty difficult when you're running on a college schedule and a college budget. Luckily, there are products out there that can help us cut down on the high-calorie junk food and even get some fruit in our day!
The perfect ending to your weekend! A frozen fruit smoothie is a nutritious and inexpensive way to start your day, and if you're anything like me on the weekends, your wallet can use the break!
For all four Tuesdays in December, there will be an awesome, holiday-themed workout to get you pumped and ready for whatever occasion you're celebrating. Steal away from wrapping gifts, baking festive cookies and playing with your Hanukkah armadillo to make sure you keep fitness in mind for the holidays!
It's hard to balance a healthy lifestyle when you're a college girl on the go. Between crazy class schedules, team meetings, hang out time with friends and Toddlers in Tiaras marathons, finding time to buy real food, and make meals that don't involve a microwave can get pretty difficult. We all want to stay healthy and fit (even if we do engage in the occasional tub of Ben & Jerry's), but sometimes it's hard to do that within the confines of a college dorm or cafeteria.
As college students, many of us are on tight budgets. So is it worth it to shell out the extra cash for organics? A recent study suggests that maybe it's not.
I decided that us girls need some guidelines when it comes to looking for healthy nutrition bars. Coincidentally, while researching a "Where Are They Now" post on Laguna Beach, I found out that one of my favorite LB kids could potentially help in my nutrition bar quest.
There's a lot of conflicting information out there about what we should and shouldn't eat, and a lot of stuff that we might think is "healthy" actually isn't all that good for us.
Regardless of how you spent your summer, chances are, designating time to work out was often lower on your list of priorities – perhaps somewhere between ‘OMG these pina coladas are amazing’ and ‘Yes I will work late so I can flirt with that intern who resembles Ryan Gosling.’
I've been pretty good about sticking with the healthier eating, and I've found a way to kind of kill some cravings. I go on Pinterest.
I have never been one to give into diet fads and crazes, but when I heard about The Digest Diet I figured -- since it is so popular and since the author is highly regarded -- I might as well try it.
We've heard about the GOOP cleanses and Regina George's "cranberry juice only" craze (What? She wanted to lose three pounds), but let's be honest, this can be traumatizing to your body.
Sticking to salads and yogurts during the week is completely doable, but showing the same amount of determination in the weekends can be painful.
While my one month challenge with CollegeCandy is now at an end, my half marathon training is not. I am on a 10 week program that will only continue to get more rigorous.
Last weekend I was in Boston, and while it was tough to wake up before my brunch loving crew to get a run in, I did it. This weekend I'm in Chicago for Pitchfork Music Festival.
Woo hoo, y'all! I am five pounds thinner just in time for the wedding I'll be walking in this weekend!
This is seriously cutting into my social life! I'm in Boston this weekend, and it was very difficult to wake up yesterday morning while the rest of our crew slept in, so I could get a run in before brunch.
It's my last day of the Special K Challenge, and let me just tell you, I feel fantastic. I know I hit some rough patches with the pasta, and it was next to impossible to resist drunk eating, but I did it!
So it's been like four or five days since I've started the Special K Challenge. At first it was going really well, and I was excited about the idea of prospective weight loss, but now that I'm in the middle of it, I'm bored.
Call me crazy, but I've decided to embark on a CollegeCandy One Month Challenge and train to run a half marathon.
Let me preface this by saying that I’m the type of girl that dives into a pool headfirst and then worries later if it was a bad idea.
CollegeCandy paired up with SHAPE magazine to give us the opportunity to write about our experiences with the Special K Challenge!
Unfortunately, we have witnessed many celebs who are scary thin. They're gorgeous women, but they're missing something very important.
When tax day rolled around in April, I heard people complaining about their taxes everywhere I went.
If you haven't heard, New York's Mayor Bloomberg placed a "ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts" in an effort to fight obesity.
It's just about summer time, which means bikini season is upon us. We're all going to be half naked in front of strangers any day now.
School's out for Summer, and that means more than just getting back to bumming around the beach; it means that you're on your own for snacks!
Sometimes, we need a reason to try to get healthier. Like, National Women's Health Week, which just so happens to be this week.
In the summer, I pretty much go hiking every day. Whether it's with my dad or my best friend, hiking is one of my favorite forms of exercise because I don't even realize I'm exercising. This burning of calories requires some form of energy-replenishing, however. It's important to bring water and snacks, especially when the hike is really difficult and takes a long time. In this case, granola bars are my favorite thing to bring on a hike.
And so it is, just like we knew it would be. The end of the road for this 30 day exploration and experiment to accomplish a great feat of discipline for one as undisciplined as myself: 100 push ups per day. Did I make it? You damn skippy I did!
Week 3. Life’s been throwing my schedule curve balls left and right. I can’t even keep track of what day it is right now I’m juggling so much. And that’s really the challenge isn’t it? It’s not about how many push ups I can do, but that I can find a way to maintain the discipline to continue doing them at all.
Next year I will finally have a kitchen in my dorm. Since I got my room assignment, I've been collecting recipes so my roommate and I can cook our own dinners and not just go out for dinner every night (which I am so sick of!). I'm a big fan of chicken with lemon, but listen to this twist: tequila lime chicken. Sound good? Not only is it delicious, it's also super easy!