Month: May 2020
People Are Doubling Down on Unhealthy Habits. Here’s How to Stop.
Simple tips for making better choices while you’re stuck at home. By Alexandra Hayes, Senior Content Development Editor at Thrive Global Staying at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is helping save lives. But at the same time, the associated stress — much of it related to boredom, anxiety, or fear of the unknown — puts many of […]
Control Risk Factors for Brain Health
Join VCU HR and Tina Thomas of the Alzheimer’s Association this Thursday, May 14th from 12 pm to 1 pm Healthy Habits for Your Brain and Body For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our […]
Protecting Your Mind During COVID-19
When we exercise and challenge our minds, we boost our creativity, immunity, and well-being. By Dr. Aditi Nerurkar, Mind-Body Medicine Doctor at Harvard Medical School If you asked me in 2019 if I could find a way to combine my current life as a mind-body doctor at Harvard with my past life as a global health worker at the […]
Gyms May Start Reopening Soon—But Will it Be Safe to Go Back?
What you need to know before you break a sweat back at the studio. By Mallory Creveling, ACE-CPT, May 01, 2020, Health.com During a coronavirus task force news briefing on April 16, President Trump revealed a three-phase plan for “Opening Up America Again.” Though there’s no set date for when it will actually go into effect—and it will […]
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
We’re Just Saying, These Chile Con Queso Nachos Make the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Snack May 2, 2020 by Katie Sweeney Awhile back, I made a chile con queso from The Pioneer Woman. While she served her variation as a warm dip, I decided to experiment with the cheese as a nachos appetizer. I substituted […]
Motivation Monday with something extra!
Do you need extra motivation to get moving, right now? We have the answer! FITNESS AND WELLNESS 5-WEEK CHALLENGE! VCU Human Resources is excited to partner with Recreational Sports to offer a fitness and wellness challenge for the month of May! The challenge will feature two incentive programs to encourage and support you in getting […]