Month: February 2016

How To Stay Healthy: The College Student Version

Everyone’s heard of the freshman 15 – where you’re so busy having fun and getting to class that you began to neglect your good eating habits and perhaps don’t make enough time to exercise. This can lead to weight gain or loss, which will result in your being susceptible to sickness and potential health issues later in life. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy in college.
Eat Healthy
While grabbing sandwich or burger on your way to and from classes sounds easy and convenient, you need to make sure that you eat enough fruits and vegetables while at college. Consider signing up for a meal plan that will ensure that you get plenty of good, hot food on a regular basis. If a meal plan is beyond your budget, consider picking up a few fruits at your local grocery store – an apple a day may actually help keep the doctor away. An easy way to get plenty of fruits and vegetables is to dice up some carrots, cucumbers, apples or pears and have them handy to snack on. The next time you feel like a snack reach for a carrot stick instead of a candy bar! Another important thing to remember is to make sure you have breakfast. While skipping breakfast seems convenient, especially if you sleep in or have to pull an all-nighter, even a simple breakfast of a fried egg and toast, or a bowl of muesli or granola can keep you fuelled up for the day, will give you a boost of energy in the morning and will also, as an added benefit, boost your metabolism!

Get Some Exercise
What with running to class, studying and socialising with friends, getting in some daily exercise could seem like a daunting task. Check on whether your campus or local gym offers outdoor personal training sessions.
Outdoor personal training sessions will have you staying fit and getting plenty of exercise on a regular benefit. Your trainer will help you keep track of your progress and will help you stay motivated. You will also find that spending an hour or two outdoors will help you feel fresh and energised, which will not only help you stay healthy but could also help increase your concentration!
Take Your Vitamins
While eating healthy and getting in regular exercise will help you stay fit, which in turn will make you stronger, allowing you to fight off any illnesses, you also need to make sure that you take your vitamins! They’ll give you that little bit of additional protection and will help keep colds and coughs at bay!

A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day coming up most of us are rushing around planning the perfect date or night out with friends. Whatever your plans for the day might be perhaps you’d like to buy a gift for either your partner or even a great friend in your life! Boys can be tough to shop for but we’ve got some suggestions that could help you narrow down what to buy him!

Consider his interests
Make a list of things he likes to do or things that he loves. A gift need not be romantic, but the thought behind the gift will show that you care. Does he like to spend time outdoors or is he someone who prefers books and coffee over sports and video games? Perhaps you could get tickets to a game, that way you not only get to plan a date but get to take him someplace he loves and that he’s completely at home. Alternatively you could also by sports gear! Do some research on a men sportswear online store to see what’s within your budget!

Place an order for some sports gear or t-shirts from a men sportswear online store that you actually like so that you get to subtly exercise some control over his wardrobe!

Pay attention to the things he points out while shopping
While he may not particularly enjoy shopping pay attention to items that catch his eye while the two of you are window shopping. Even if it’s something random or bizarre like an elephant shaped cookie jar, consider buying it if it caught his eye for long enough. A gift like that is both funny, cute and caring and will give you’ll a silly story to narrate every time someone asks about it. Has he mentioned that there’s a book, movie or game that he would really like to read or play? Take note and track it down for him! Or maybe there’s something he’s always wanted to do or buy that you don’t like. Like a bright orange lava lamp or to go sky diving. A gift like that will show how much you care about what he likes and will definitely take him by surprise!

While each of these gift options are thoughtful and cute, you could also go the handmade route and make some homemade chocolate fudge or brownies! Any man in your life will appreciate and love a gift like that, and wrapping them up with tissue paper and a ribbon can turn a simple gift into something romantic and cute!