6 tips to reduce stress for college freshmen

For college freshmen, this time of year can be full of stress, loneliness and overwhelming feelings. You have to deal with classes, homework, social interactions, new living conditions, roommates and new independence.

Reduce stress with our simple tips. (Credit: Punchy Reviews)

Reduce stress with our simple tips. (Credit: Punchy Reviews)

Too much stress and you can lose interest in schoolwork, become emotionally upset and even feel physically ill. Here are some tips to reduce college stress and adjust to campus life. Read more

DIY Ergonomic tips for your dorm room

You’ve been studying for hours. Your back and neck are aching. All you really want is to put aside your work and crawl into bed, but that midterm isn’t going to take itself. I know I’ve felt like I’ve been sitting at my computer for far too long. I remember writing a lot of my thesis with my wooden desk chair tipped back at a silly angle so I could have my knees on the desk and my laptop on my lap. Talk about an inefficient, and certainly not ergonomic, work position!

Could you use some DIY ergonomic tips? (Credit: Castle & Bay)

Could you use some DIY ergonomic tips? (Credit: Castle & Bay)

If your main work space is in your dorm room, you may want to look into some DIY ergonomics to make your body more comfortable. It won’t reduce your work load, but it may reduce sore and stiff muscles caused from sitting in one place for too long! Read more

Top tips for training for a 5K or obstacle race

As I think about my college campus, now would be a perfect time to train for a 5K or obstacle course as a college student. My campus is a hilly, forested one, great for walking around (and developing good calves without even trying). Hills and trails are great for training for a 5K, and if you’re thinking of developing your own DIY exercise plan on campus, running is a great way to build your cardiovascular health without spending any money.

Are you ready to lace up your shoes and run a 5K? (Credit: Women's Running)

Are you ready to lace up your shoes and run a 5K? (Credit: Women’s Running)

Even if you’re on an urban campus, you can find places to run or hit the school gym or track. If you’re socially minded, you can set a goal to race for a charity you believe in. For tips on developing your own 5K or 5K obstacle course work out, keep reading—but always check with your doctor or health services before you start a new exercise regimen! Read more

How college students can get more sleep

One of the great things about fall is that, with the earlier darkness, it can be easier to hit the sack. Okay, not really. It’s wishful thinking to go down with the sun, especially in college. I end up writing a lot of papers in the wee hours as a college student, but luckily, I tend to have classes that allow me to sleep in. If you’ve got a full load of 8 a.m. classes, staying up late is not the way to make sure you get more sleep.

Learn how you can get more sleep in college. (Credit: Reference/Getty Images)

Learn how you can get more sleep in college. (Credit: Reference/Getty Images)

What’s more, recent studies have shown that while 60% of college students don’t get enough sleep, being well rested is actually vital to your academic success. If you have trouble waking up in the morning (or going to bed at night), check out these life hacks to improve your sleep cycle. Read more

4 ways exercise helps improve your grades

Do you feel that no matter how much you study that some things just don’t stick to memory? Well, you’re not alone. Many college students across the country study for hours and still get grades that are average or below on their midterms.

Exercise your way to good grades. (Credit: UNH.edu)

Exercise your way to good grades. (Credit: UNH.edu)

If you feel like you’re in the same boat, I’m here to tell you that there ARE ways to change this! Although you may have a busy schedule and it may seem like you barely have time to eat dinner, there are many reasons why you should schedule an extra hour at the gym each day. Here they are: Read more

Avoid the Freshman 15 with a DIY healthy breakfast

While your mother may have been wrong about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, there is still something to starting your morning off with a healthy breakfast. But finding something that is good for you and quick and easy may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Never fear!

Start your mornings with a healthy breakfast. (Credit: Cooking Light)

Start your mornings with a healthy breakfast. (Credit: Cooking Light)

I have some easy DIY ideas that are perfect, especially if you want to avoid the Freshman 15. Read on for the real deal on breakfast and how to make something fast and yummy. Read more

7 workout tips from a Division I athlete

Working out is a topic that everyone wants to know about, but there are so many different opinions that it is hard to know what is the right way to do things. Here are seven workout tips from my experience as a Division I athlete.

Here are some helpful workout tips for college students. (Credit: Lifestyle Fitness)

Here are some helpful workout tips for college students. (Credit: Lifestyle Fitness)

This is the most basic information to keep in mind while you work out. Enjoy! Read more

A day in the life of Division I athletes

So many high school athletes dream of making it in Division I athletics. It is a dream that is certainly attainable with hard work and discipline, but most of those young athletes don’t understand what the life of a Division I athlete really looks like.

Find out more about the life of college athletes. (Credit: Campus Basement)

Find out more about the life of college athletes. (Credit: Campus Basement)

So, here is what my daily routine looks like for those of you who are trying to become Division I athletes or for those college students who just wonder what the athletes do all day. Keep in mind, not every athlete’s schedule is the same: Read more

DIY energy foods for those who don’t like coffee

Ever wonder why you seem to hit an afternoon slump between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. every day? Do you wish that were some good alternatives to coffee that would help you power through, maybe some good for you snacks or some DIY energy foods that could keep you going strong?

Check out these tasty energy foods. (Credit: Popsugar)

Check out these tasty energy foods. (Credit: Popsugar)

I’ve got the details on why you start dragging mid-afternoon and some yummy treats that can help you fight back. Read more

Pokémon Go: Is it good or bad for you?

Young and old seem to be obsessed with the new Pokémon Go app. But the latest news may hit a little too close to home for some college students—a 20-year-old student in San Francisco was shot while playing the game with friends at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Here's what you should know about playing Pokémon Go. (Credit: YouTube)

Here’s what you should know about playing Pokémon Go. (Credit: YouTube)

We’ve all heard about the car accidents and other problems that have come from players who don’t pay attention to what is going on around them. Here’s more on how to avoid any other health risks. Read more