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healthy students

The Value in Taking Time Off

Hard work is the reason behind many of the world’s success stories. But working too hard can be bad for you, too. Here are three reasons why you need some vacation time.

Tips on Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

Not feeling great? You’re not alone. Everyone has their own set of excuses about why they don’t exercise. “I’m too tired…I feel okay, I don’t need to exercise…I don’t have time to work out.” The list is just as long when it comes to healthier eating. “Eating healthy costs too much…the junk food is for my kids…being heavy runs in my family.” These excuses and more merely set you up for failure. And when you make excuses, you let those situations win. It’s your life to live. Take control.

Want to Add Seven Years to Your Life? Start Walking!

A small study presented at the European Society of Cardiology found that subjects who engaged in a brisk walk experienced anti-aging benefits and saw a three to seven year increase in lifespan.

Change Your Diet, Change Your Mood

More than 16 million American adults have experienced it. It costs the country more than $80 billion in lost productivity and health care, and 50% of people never seek help.

Depression. It’s so common, yet somehow still has a stigma. With so many people resisting treatment, and the average psychotherapy approach taking 10-20 weeks, during Depression Education & Awareness Month we’re shining the light on how doing something as simple as switching your diet can have a profound effect on the condition.

5 Healthy Foods to Help You Study

Could What You Eat Improve Your Educational Performance?

March is National Nutrition Month, and while much of the focus is on losing weight, at NCU, we’re focused on healthy study foods. Research shows that what you eat can boost brainpower and memory, something from which all students could benefit.

So next time you’re cramming at 2:00 am, reach for one of our five favorite study foods:

10 Tips to Stick with Your Workout Routine

Why do so many of us vow that we’re going to work out, yet can’t stick with it? 

According to Dr. Augusto Rodriguez, PhD in Kinesiology and professor at Northcentral University’s School of Education, the answers vary and can include everything from a lack of time to not enjoying the exercise to simply losing interest. But at the end of the day, these are just excuses.

10 Tips to Help Prevent Childhood Overeating

It’s an alarming statistic. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Poor nutrition and overeating can set our children up for a host of preventable lifestyle diseases. This could be the first generation that does not outlive its parents. Something has got to change. 

Want to Add Seven Years to Your Life? Start Walking!

A small study presented at the European Society of Cardiology found that subjects who engaged in a brisk walk experienced anti-aging benefits and saw a three to seven year increase in lifespan.

Top 7 Benefits of Coloring

Let’s face it. We all experience stress. We know we should meditate to find our inner Zen, but sitting down and trying to let thoughts go? That can be a challenge. There may be another way to reach a meditative state that is much more fun: coloring.

“Coloring is like meditation because it encourages engagement with the present moment,” said NCU professor Dr. Mary Jill Blackwell. “When we focus on the present moment, we do not worry about the future, ruminate about the past, or engage in negative self talk. “

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