Between Coldstone, the Creamery, Happy Valley Freeze and Ritaâ€™s Italian Ice, Penn State is certainly not lacking in the cold dessert department. But, seeing as how this a health column and all, there is one establishment in particular that we just had to praise for miraculously merging delicious and guilt-free â€“ Kiwi Yogurt.
Well, weâ€™re in the home stretch as yet another semester nears the end. For some of you (lucky) freshmen, that means packing up your dorm and gearing up for a summer filled with high school friends and part-time jobs that leave plenty of time for sunbathing and vacations.
How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by recruiters? But seriously, nothing stings more than a rejection email (or phone call) after an interview you genuinely thought had gone well. So what gives?
Rather, the term â€œdietâ€ should be referenced only as a noun. Your diet is an essential part of your health and should be something you strive to maintain or improve. And it should most certainly be something you enjoy!
Employers have said they love recruiting PSU students. The Wall Street Journal even ranked us #1 on its list of â€œThe Top 25 Recruiter Picksâ€ from 2010, ahead of schools like Carnegie Mellon, Notre Dame and MIT.
In honor of St. Patrickâ€™s Day this weekend, weâ€™ve compiled a list of some of the healthiest and tastiest green fruits and vegetables. Yes, you read that right â€“ green, yet tasty.
For this weekâ€™s weighing in, we decided to get personal. Columnist Caitlyn Kronket shares one of her favorite post-workout meals complete with all the vitamins, minerals and protein your body needs to repair those (hopefully somewhat sore) muscles.
The abdomen and its surrounding muscles are some of the hardest to sculpt. And while many of us would love to score the rock hard abs of fitness models and celebrities, forget about aesthetics. The real reason to go after that six-pack has less to do with appearances and more to do with your general health (excess abdominal weight can often lead to heart disease and diabetes).
These natural additives can make your already-healthy morning oatmeal or afternoon smoothie even more nutritious. Whoever came up with the expression â€œgood things come in small packagesâ€ must have known about the immense benefits packed into one of natureâ€™s tiniest elements â€“ seeds!
Want in on a secret? Those Special K and Quaker Chewy bars you love so much arenâ€™t as healthy as they seem. The truth is, not all protein and granola bars are created equal â€“ some even contain as much fat and sugar as their candy-bar cousins.
Weâ€™ve solved winterâ€™s chilliest equation and yep, thereâ€™s definitely a positive correlation between the temperature outside and the number of exercise junkies suddenly inhabiting the gym. It happens every year â€“ as soon as we can see our breath we flock to the gym faster than birds flock to the south.
At Valley, weâ€™re big believers that the holidays are not a time to worry about calories. In fact, we encourage you to enjoy that delicious spread of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie â€“ YOLO, right?
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching which often means multiple slices of momâ€™s pie and second helpings of grandmaâ€™s casserole.
Letâ€™s face it â€“ the holidays can tempt even the most health-conscious foodie to throw caution, and diet, to the wind. To make things a little healthier this November, Valley has uncovered several baking substitutions that improve nutrition without sacrificing taste. So give these healthy swaps a try this year and feel free to gobble, gobble, gobble guiltlessly!
When I limped off the treadmill the other day, I realized my body was sending me a message: It was time to switch up my routine.
Nothing beats curling up on the couch after a long day of pumpkin carving and hay riding (okay, Iâ€™m dreamingâ€“ make that test-taking and paper-writing). Well, whatever your day involved, be sure to tune in for some of the seasonâ€™s hottest new TV shows when you finally do get a chance to relax.
One of the best ways to maximize both flavor and nutrition is by eating foods that are inÂ season. So go ahead, treat your taste buds and nourish your body by falling in love with these autumnÂ super-foods.
Itâ€™s a new school year and Valley knows whatâ€™s on your mind: time to hit the books, get involved, and revamp that forgotten work-out routine….