Pumpkin Bread

    Yay! It was finally under 80 degrees here in Austin, which is good enough for me to start getting excited for fall! I make pumpkin bread every year, and it’s become my official way of welcoming in the fall season. You can add nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips to the batter (I’ve…

September Upper Body Routine

Shoulder Width Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The push-up is perhaps one of the most basic calisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the push-up is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level,…

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:  For the Marinade: 1 tablespoon chili oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced (about 1 tablespoon) 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1/4 teaspoon dried chile flakes 1 scallion, green and…

May Fitness Routine

Push-ups: Equipment: Just yourself The pushup is perhaps one of the most basic callisthenic, or body weight, exercises. A great measure of fitness, the pushup is a staple part of my own workouts and routines. To begin, start with your hands and feet supporting your body. Your body should be straight and level, and your…

6 Fun Summer Activities to Stay Fit

The gym is great, but I’ve personally always loved experience-based exercise more. I just feel much more engaged. With summer coming, it’s time to take advantage of the good weather and stay fit while having fun! Here are 6 fun summer activities to stay fit: Go Swimming!  Race your friends in the pool. Swimming is a…

Mashed Cauliflower

  Here’s a healthy (and just as delicious) version of mashed potatoes! This will only take you 20 minutes to make, and it’s the perfect side to any main dish. Plus, it’s super easy, so don’t feel bad about having this a few times a week! Enjoy! Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 2…

3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Personal trainers, websites, and friends can give you great feedback on how to work out to reach your own specific goal, whether it is to gain muscle or simply lose weight. However, at the end of the day, your progress is determined by yourself. Though this is rather cliché, this is, to a major extent,…

“[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 Lemonade

As Queen Bey once said, “Take one pint of water, add a half pound of sugar, the juice of eight lemons, the zest of half lemon.” You don’t have to be Beyonce to enjoy a good glass of lemonade. With summer rolling around, the refreshing beverage will take some of the heat off everyone. Although…