Here we are again at the start of a new semester! We’re here to help you succeed! Start with goals; SMART goals Many of us have already heard about this handy acronym in our FYE courses, but it’s certainly an acronym worth repeating since these steps are extremely helpful in making semester goals more realistic. […]Read More Succeed in the New Semester!
Why Does It Matter? There are two main issues augmented by food waste: environmental degradation and hunger. In the U.S., we can produce a cornucopia of food, but not without cost. Agriculture involves clearing land (contributing to deforestation and destruction of biodiversity), use of water (contributing to 80% of water usage – sometimes depleting water reserves), […]Read More Too Good to Waste: A Brief Summary of Food Waste
What is a Fad Diet? A fad diet is a diet that idealizes rapid weight loss through what is usually and unhealthy and unbalanced diet, targeted at people who want to lose substantial amounts of weight in a small time-frame. Most fad diets claim that you are losing fat, but in reality, water weight (or […]Read More Fad Diets are Bad Diets
Why do we need food? Food is an essential to human survival. Food provides the body with needed energy to carry out life-sustaining activities. Our bodies use energy to sleep, digest, think/learn, exercise, and perform any day-to-day activities. To work as a strong unit, the body needs a mix of food, water, and sleep. Without […]Read More Why Do We Eat?
What is a growth mindset? ‘Growth mindset’ is a psychological view, specifically developed for education by Dr. Carol Dweck; it’s the belief that one can grow to have new abilities, so long as they use strategies that work for them and put in sufficient effort. This contrasts with a ‘fixed’ mindset which says that a […]Read More Exploring A Growth Mindset
Hooray! The holiday filled with grilled foods and twinkling lights has arrived! Happy 4th of July, Eagles! We’re here to share the basics of firework safety, Georgia firework laws, and (if you’re not planning to host your own show), finding a show near you! We hope that you take these into guidelines into […]Read More Safe Celebration: A Guide To Fireworks
Last week we talked short-term benefits. This week we’re delving back into exercise, considering long-term benefits. To start, let’s look at some of the top reasons for death among U.S. citizens. Heart disease Cancer Chronic respiratory disease Unintentional injuries Stroke Alzheimer’s Diabetes Flu/pneumonia Kidney disease Suicide While thinking about any of these is not a […]Read More Keep It Up!: Long-term Benefits of Exercise