Staying Healthy in University (from the perspective of nutrition students)

Since I've been out of school for a while now, I thought it would give an interesting perspective to have my 2 summer volunteer students write about their tips for staying healthy as they enter their (demanding) 3rd and 4th year of the Honors Specialization in Nutrition & Dietetics program at Western University.

The Role of Nutrition in Running Performance

I’m just a few days away from running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon with a fellow RD friend! All of our training, including early morning and evening runs, in the sweltering heat or cold rain, will be put to the test as we attempt to run 21km along Toronto’s lakeshore.

Avoiding The “Freshman 15”

It’s the beginning of September and that means back to school! Starting university can be an extremely exciting but stressful time. The good news: it is very possible to eat healthy and stay active while in school!

Motivation to Stay Physically Active

We all know that staying physically active is key for weight management, cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of chronic disease, improving energy, and numerous other health benefits.