October Fitness Profile: Shadiat Ojelade

Shadiat is a 4th year government major specializing in political science with two certificates in Computer Science and Business Foundations. She loves living a healthy lifestyle and believes in the importance of “respecting your body”. Q: What is your definition of healthy? A: Components of healthy to me include endurance and a good heart beat….

“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…

“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…

“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…

“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…

“Farmer Markets are My Jaaaamm!

“Living a healthy lifestyle is having a balance between a good variety in my diet and out and being active. I’m very passionate about eating well. For lunch today, I made southwestern quinoa with corn, red peppers, black beans, and cumin. My motivation for making my meals comes from wanting something nice to eat between…

5 Diagrams to Help You Become a Healthy Eater

Control your portions with your hand!  2. What does one Serving actually look like?  3. Love soup? So do we! It’s a great way to get all of your favorite veggies in!  4. We love our tea in all colors; tea-hee-hee  Benefits of tea:  contains antioxidants less caffeine than coffee reduce your risk of heart…

“I Fence”

“To be healthy is to have a lifestyle that positively influences your mind and body. I exercise at least three times a week because I play inter-mural basketball, inter-mural dodge ball, and I fence. Exercising makes me have more energy, so even in the middle of a busy week, I make time to be active.”…

February Lower Body Routine

Expected time: 15 minutes + Running time Running Equipment: Shoes and a safe, preferably paved surface to run on Running is a great exercise that increases stamina and promotes heart health. I personally recommend running a distance within the range of 1.5-3 miles. Of course, if comfortable or desired, you can always run more. If…

“I LOVE Strawberries”

“Healthy to me means brushing my teeth twice a day, running regularly, and eating well-balanced meals (half a plate of grains, a quarter protein, a quarter fruits and vegetables, and a serving of dairy).” “Do you have a favorite food?” “I LOVE strawberries.”   ~Written by Jenny Xu