Fighting Fit

For me, writing this “Shed the Spread” blog has been a journey to discover the secret to a healthy lifestyle and how this can be practically implemented as a varsity student. Advertisements

Sleep, glorious sleep

Our bodies are wired to sleep and I’m definitely okay with that. Although we know that we should be getting at least 7.5 hours of quality sleep every night, I am more often than not the TLC provider for my friends’ post all-nighter regrets.

The Big Fat Lie

At school, Consumer Studies convinced me that if I wanted to be healthy, the traditional Food Pyramid and Food-Based Dietary Guidelines should be my bread and butter – just minus the infamous butter, of course.

It’s a mind game

Neuroscience teaches us that every time we think, our brains release chemicals that make us feel good or bad. If we believe these thoughts, our beliefs lead to actions that reflect them. Believe it or not, our minds have a powerful influence over our bodies and over our whole lives.

Exercise Myth Busters

It’s time for a detox: a detox from the misleading health myths that we feed ourselves on a daily basis. Let’s discover if less really is more, if we can have too much of a good thing and if time, space and budget constraints are all they’re cut out to be.