Posts tagged Healthy Living
Balancing Higher Learning and Healthy Living: 9 Small Steps, 1 Massive Reward

Growing up, I never thought of my favorite pastimes – such as biking, roller blading, basketball, football and baseball -- as forms of exercise but, instead, as enjoyable activities that I could engage in with my family and friends. I participated in them for one simple reason: I found them fun. Whether I realized it or not, however, these activities played a huge role in keeping me fit throughout my teenage years.

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Take a Hike

It can be painful to watch someone you love negatively impact their health and increase their chances of heart failure. We’ve been told over and over again that the easiest way to avoid heart failure is to combine a healthy diet with physical exercise. If you’re anything like me, however, it’s not difficult to think of a friend or loved one who gets home from work every day, eats a big dinner, climbs onto the couch, watches television, grabs an unhealthy snack and then goes to bed.

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How a Broken Finger Nearly Derailed the 2011 U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete of the Year

A broken finger is all it took to change my stress level. One broken finger and suddenly I was in a staring contest with depression. I had never been caught in a downward spiral quite like this one. Until this event, I had a pretty good grip on medical school. So, how did a single broken finger have such a drastic impact?

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