Why I Stopped Glamorizing Bad Habits

I’m going to make this pretty short and sweet as I sliced open two of my fingers earlier {what lengths I go to for fresh lime juice} but this is important, so I shall persevere. Let’s talk about why we need to stop glamorizing unhealthy, bad habits.

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How to Take Care of Yourself as an Adult

So, you’re probably wondering where I’ve been for the past week considering I haven’t been posting.

I’ve been so caught up with work and making lovely new friends (!!) and general life stuff that I forgot to take care of myself and ended up with a nasty cold/headache situation that left me with no energy and a penchant for comfort food and movies. It doesn’t sound that bad, but I can’t remember the last time my head wasn’t hurting.

This misfortune was a blessing in disguise, as it reminded me that self care as an adult is very important. It’s easy to take on too much – even fun stuff – and forget that keeping yourself healthy is also a priority. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of easy ways to take care of yourself before you get a cold/headache situation, or worse.Read More

The 3 Smoothies Everyone Needs to Be Drinking

I am a smoothie fanatic. If it’s not stuck in a blender and in a cup with a straw, I don’t want it. Smoothies are easy to make, can be relatively cheap, and if you use the right ingredients very healthy for you. What could be bad about them?

In my smoothie adventures I have discovered three smoothies that are perfect for my busy lifestyle. They keep me full and aren’t just filled with sugar, which keeps my body happy.Read More

I Did the GM Diet, and Here's What Happened

“We always think of a diet with a big groan. But I think diets are fun. I think it is an American pastime for a lot of women.” – Mindy Kaling

I love trying new and interesting diet plans that show up on the internet. There’s something about trying something that is completely out of the norm that I love. And last week I decided to try something that made me go from 0 to 60 on the healthy eating scale.Read More

It's All About That Dehydration

You know it’s a really good Hawaiian vacation when you have to go to the ER.

But at least I’ve seen the inside of a Hawaiian ambulance!

If you read my last post, you’ll know that I spent the last week in Hawaii with my family on vacation. It was so much fun with the sand and water and luau and such. But the beginning of my vacation did not begin so smoothly.Read More

10 Starts to Getting That Healthy Life

It’s time for another one of my health revolutions!

I won’t lie to you guys. I have been horrible about my health and fitness over the last year. And I while I don’t have very good excuses (I started university again, bought a guinea pig, got into a new relationship and then proceeded to busy myself with everything) I know that I need to get back on track. It was at a recent visit at the doctor’s that I realized, “You let yourself go. And you promised yourself you weren’t going to do that.”

So it’s time I kept my promise to myself.

10 Ways You Are Going to Start Being Healthy and Getting Off That GodForsaken Internet

(But Don’t Really Get Off the Internet Because Morgan Posts Great Content You Need to Keep Reading)

1. Get an app

If you’re attached to your smartphone, this is a great way to start your new healthy life. There are lots and lots of apps that are for losing, maintaining and gaining weight. They will track your diet, your exercise and various other things depending on what app you choose. Personally, after checking out a few, I’ve really liked MyPlate. I find it a design-savvy app that tracks my food, water intake, exercise and it even tracks my steps during the day so it subtracts my calories from that. I’ve really liked this app, but definitely find one that works best for you!Read More

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

As I myself am recovering from a nasty bout of the sickies, I understand that being sick is awful. Having to miss parties, drink enormous amounts of orange juice, and swallowing the dreaded decongestant make being sick even worse than it needs to be. So, I’ve compiled a list of 10 ways to stay healthy so that you don’t have to miss out on the fun of being healthy!

1. Take Your Vitamins
     Yeah, I know they taste funny and remembering to take them is hard, but this quick 1-minute task will make sure you aren’t in bed with the sniffles but out on the floor dancing!

2. Exercise Regularly
     A bit difficult to fix in your schedule sometimes, doing a little bit of exercise a day helps you keep away sickly toxins and gives out endorphins, which make you happy. Also, exercising has been proven to keep away depression, so there’s two-in-one!

3. Eat Your Vegetables
     Eating right keeps your immune system flawless, making sick germs stay away.

4. Spend Time Outdoors
     Staying cooped inside all day means that germs have an even better chance of getting to you. So go outside and get some fresh air. The newer oxygen will keep your brain flowing and you won’t be breathing in any old germs.

5. Use Hand Sanitizer
     If you cough, sneeze, or come into close contact who has done so, use some hand sanitizer. You can even buy some scented sanitizer and pocket-sized containers! My current sanitizer? Bath & Body Works Nectarine Mint Anti-bacterial hand gel.

6. Don’t Share Food or Drink
     Even if the person isn’t sick, they can have remaining sick germs or can be a carrier for a sickness. By just avoiding sharing your pop with someone, it can save you two weeks of sneezing.

7. Wash Your Linens Frequently
     Keep away any unhealthy germs by washing your sheets every week or so. By taking away even the slightest bacteria, you can be proven another week without illness!

8. Green Tea Is a Lifesaver
     Among other healthful benefits, green tea is the ultimate drink. Weight loss, cancer prevention, germ killer, green tea is a great thing to drink regularly. I like to have smoothies in the morning and hot tea after dinner. Starbucks makes fantastic green tea.

9. Move Away From Sickness
     It’s okay to change seats on the subway if the person next to you is coughing up a lung. By removing yourself from this obvious spreading of germs, you are saving your health. And that’s technically not considered rude.

10. See Your Doctor Regularly
       Whether it be every month or six, see your doctor. He knows how to check your body for illness. Schedule an appointment as regularly as you or your insurance can afford and definitely ask your doctor about other illness preventions.