University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Author Jessica Richards

For the Love of February

Not only is February Heart Month, it is also a month to celebrate the benefits of eating dark chocolate and the benefits of eating breakfast. Let’s start with breakfast, the most important meal of the day as we have all… Continue Reading →

February American Heart Health Month

Your heart is the most impactful organ in the body. Once your heart stops working, life is over and this can happen in a second without notice and at any age. Heart disease is not just for the elderly, it… Continue Reading →

Oatmeal, Soup, & Tea Month

Oatmeal, soups, and tea oh my! These three foods can bring a plethora of vitamins and minerals to your body. The best part is that they are easy to make and the recipes are endless. Let’s break them down and… Continue Reading →

New Year New You

Setting Goals for Better Health The tradition of New Year’s resolutions provides an excellent opportunity to set goals to improve your health. Identifying your top health needs and setting realistic goals are important steps to take for successful behavior change…. Continue Reading →

End of Season Stress

As college students, December brings many emotions. It is a time full of stress, anxiety, and excitement all together on the roller coaster of life that you will someday ‘miss’. With final exams around the corner and final projects due,… Continue Reading →

Healthy Holiday Eating

Although the holidays are a fun-filled, happy season, they are also associated with inevitable stress, parties, and copious amounts of cookies and candies. Many people fear added weight gain, but studies show that average American weight gain is only about… Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Sleepy Syndrome

Every year over Thanksgiving we over eat and typically fall asleep early from being overfull, unless you are out shopping at 6pm to get your hands on a good deal. So what is it about Thanksgiving food that makes us… Continue Reading →

American Diabetes Month

Diabetes affects 9.4% of Americans. Each year, 1.5 million more Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. Know and understand what diabetes is, how to detect diabetes early to reduce future complications, and how to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Most Common Types… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Awareness Month

October kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month which focuses on eating a plant-based diet. There are different variations of vegetarians but each level of vegetarianism removes meat from their diet. The levels of vegetarianism are as follows: Flexitarian/Semi-Vegetarian Individuals who eat… Continue Reading →

Learn More About Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Wellness Blog Post We all know that fall is the season for pumpkins and every food or drink has a pumpkin theme. But did you know of all of the health benefits that comes with the delicious taste of… Continue Reading →

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