24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Years About Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear Aprylle, happy birthday to me!

Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend 🙂 My birthday was Friday, so I definitely enjoyed having some time off and relaxing a little bit before I go back to school on Friday (crazy right?!). How has summer flown by so quickly?! Oh, I know, because I’ve been so busy working, taking a class, etc. etc. Life story right? At least I’m really looking forward to getting back into the school year and enjoying my last year of the DPD work before I move into my internship (whoa, what?). And it’ll be my last year living on a campus. Ever. That’s so weird.

Anyways, this week I was inspired by this video by Karlie Kloss she filmed on her birthday and listed 23 things she learned in 23 years. Since this is a healthy living/nutrition blog I thought it would be apt to tailor it to nutrition and health specific things. What have I learned in all my 24 years about nutrition and health? Here we go!

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A Nutrition Student’s Top 5 Tips for Healthy Living

Taking the knowledge I’ve gained over the past year, plus the knowledge I’ve had from my own interests, what are my top tips for staying healthy?

That’s a fantastic question, and one which, as a Wellness Coach at the Y, I get a lot of. Achieving good health for both the body and the mind is something that is as complex as it is simple. Its complex because there is truly no one bit of advice that is universal for achieving good health. Proper nutrition, exercise, and mental clarity are the general tenants, but they can each be tailored to an individual in addressing that individual’s needs. This is why you, as either a nutrition professional or reader interested in health and nutrition, have to make sure you assess the client or yourself before giving or taking specific advice. This is why doctors and dietitians as well as other medical professionals should work in concert when addressing the growing health problems in both the US and around the world. But this would venture into a different topic which I think I might discuss in another blog post if you’re interested.

Anyways, back to the topic.

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Fighting Off Depression with Food

Can it be better than taking antidepressants?

Hello everybody! I hope wherever you are you’re making it through the winter blues. For those of us in the Northeast U.S. this winter has been brutal and I’m sure I’m not the only one loving the taste of spring we’ve had. Hopefully it sticks around for the long haul!

Speaking of winter blues, let’s talk about nutrition and depression.

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Eating for One, Feeding Trillions

What is this gut bacteria stuff really all about?

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I’m significantly happier now that midterms are over and I’m home for spring break 🙂

Last week I had the opportunity to attend my college’s annual nutrition lecture, and this year the topic was gut bacteria. The nutrition department brought in Dr. Toddy Gray, a public health scientist from the state’s department of health who specialized in microbial genetics. Currently he’s been doing research on gut bacteria and just how important they are even though we might not think about it.

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