All tagged health

5 Must-Have Free Mental Health Apps

By: Ria Shah

Self-care is more than just taking walks and face masks. It’s taking the time out of your day to do a check-in on your mental health. However, when you are always on the go or don’t have the financial means for therapy, it can be challenging to find alternative solutions that won’t break the bank. Here are five must-have and free mental health apps everyone should download on their phone.

Meditation for Beginners

By: Swathi Raman

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of the years; however, in the past few years, mindfulness and meditation have encountered a resurgence in pop culture. These terms have been popularized so much through apps, yet so many of us don’t understand what it truly means. Not to fear! I’m here to go through what meditation is, its benefits, and most importantly, how to start incorporating it in your daily life.

How to Stay Active While Traveling

By: Karishma Kapur

Let’s admit it: whenever we go on vacation, we want to relax, explore new towns, eat a lot, have a couple of drinks with friends and not have to worry about “being healthy” or “sticking to our diet.” But then you come back from your vacation and it all hits you: you’re feeling bloated, hungover and out of shape.

How to Train for a Half Marathon

By: Kaanan Shah

It's Sunday morning and you’re scrolling through Instagram. Either you just woke up or you’re already off to brunch, waiting for the subway. You see a photo of a friend, medal in hand, with some caption about 13.1 miles. You’re either commenting the 💯emoji or thinking “Wow, I wish I could do that!  That’s amazing!” Well, you can!

Meal Prepping 101

By: Sara Matthew

Meal prepping is a major craze right now, but, many people think it’s a huge time investment. I actually enjoy meal prepping! Although it is a slightly upfront time investment, it has become a weekend ritual for me, every Sunday, because:

Fitness for Beginners

By: Karishma Sharma

In the last few years, social media has created a large uprising of the fitness world. It can be intimidating  if you have never been to a gym or even really worked out before, but want to get started. We ask ourselves, “Is there information out there for someone like me, who has never even lifted a weight before?”

DIY Barre Workout

By: Kaanan Shah

It’s a Tuesday evening: you just got back from work or class, you’re exhausted and you know you need to hit the gym. You made plans with friends so you don’t have a lot of time, but still want to sneak a good workout in. Here is a 30-45 minute barre workout that’ll have you sweating and working all your muscles!

Easing into Veganism

By: Ramya Ramachandran

While I have been a vegetarian for a little over ten years now, I recently have been drawn to vegan cooking, mostly because of how fascinating it is to watch almost any meat or dairy favorite be replaced by a plant-based alternative. It’s easy to be skeptical - no meat and dairy? How?