April Fitness Profile: Alyssa Stamp

4 Ways Lady Gaga’s Backup Dancer stays healthy
“to be healthy, you have to have the right mixture of activity, sleep, food/water, and happiness. For example, how much you work out is only going to help you if you’re also eating/drinking right and enough.”

FEM Reflections

HAPPY DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH! My name is Ruby Liu, and I am one of the co founders of FEM. I started the organization to educate people about healthy lifestyle choices to prevent early diabetes and heart disease. I personally dealt with the health consequences of being overweight as a child because my family and I…

“Quite a Bit of Water”

“My definition of healthy is being conscious of the nutrients in what you eat and to know your body’s limits. Hydrating properly is important as well as getting enough sleep. I carry a water bottle to stay hydrated and I walk as much as I can. Although I have a sweet tooth, I’m conscious of…

“[Dancing] is How I Keep Myself Sane”

“Dancing is how I keep my body healthy.” “What type of dance do you do?” “I’ve done Indian classical dance since I was 5, and it’s been a big part of my life ever since. It’s extremely challenging yet very rewarding. I always feel fantastic after I dance. It’s how I keep myself sane during…

“I Like to be Distracted When I Run”

“I think healthy is mainly being active or having physical exercise. I enjoy running, which varies on the day. I usually run three or four miles a day, down South Congress to the trails there. I hate treadmills and tracks because I like to be distracted by the view when I run, since I’m going…

“Healthy is… Living in the Present”

“Healthy is more than just being physically healthy, but mentally and spiritually healthy as well. Physical health is not just about fitness, but also about getting enough sleep, and eating nutritiously. “Mental health is waking up every day and having a certain type of mindset. For me, that’s being able to not get distracted and…

“Seeing the World in a More Optimistic Way”

“Diet-wise, I try to eat a bowl of spinach every day. I’ve also been drinking a lot of lemon water lately, because it’s supposed to filter out kidney stuff. But… I do have a sweet tooth, so I indulge myself every once in a while. “Exercise-wise, I do a morning workout every day of the…

“Health…is a Three-Fold Endeavor.”

“Health for music theater majors is a three-fold endeavor. First, we of course have to take care of our bodies. We have to dance practically every day and if we aren’t putting good food into our systems and keeping our muscles strong, we’re not going to be able to have the stamina to last through…

“I Have Played Soccer for 8 Years”

“I’m from Venezuela, and the food there is much less sugary than American food. Even the coke is less sweet there. I love Venezuelan cashews and almonds… they taste so good! I also love pistachios. I don’t really eat carbs. It’s a habit I got from my dad. Physically, I have played soccer for 8…

“I Feel Dirty if I Don’t Eat Healthy”

“When I hear the word ‘healthy’, I think of salads. When I go to J2*, I usually eat a premade salad. (It’s hard to spread the dressing evenly if I make my own.) Healthy just tastes good to me. I feel dirty if I don’t eat healthy.” “What about physically healthy?” “My friends and I…