Meatless Means more than Vegan or Vegetarian Diet Plans

By Jermaine Rowley Staff Writer The phase “you are what you eat” can be a sore spot for meatless eaters. One of the primary reasons people adopt a non-meat diet is because of the various health risk associated with meat. Eating meat, especially processed meat, is considered fattening, and often linked to heart disease and high cholesterol levels. However, meat contains a necessary amino acid that … Continue reading Meatless Means more than Vegan or Vegetarian Diet Plans

Students Share Opinions on What Makes a Healthy Sex Life

By Abby Wallisch For Unwind magazine Students at University of Maryland listed elements like mutual respect, mental and physical healthiness as well as communication as fundamental parts of a healthy sex life. However, the most common response in regards to the definition of a healthy sex life was that there was no one answer. Alisa Zacharia, junior economics and English major, is an active member … Continue reading Students Share Opinions on What Makes a Healthy Sex Life

Students Find Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress Amidst a Busy Schedule

By Jess Feldman For Unwind magazine The easiest way to live a stress-free life: balance. College is typically portrayed as one big party where people are always happy and having a good time. In reality, college tends to be a roller coaster ride of both happy and stressful times that contradict that image. When students come to college, they are encouraged to get involved. While … Continue reading Students Find Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress Amidst a Busy Schedule

University of Maryland Athletes Train Hard in the Offseason

By Jess Feldman Staff Writer In most cases when people discuss the University of Maryland, athletics are bound to come up in the conversation. With this university in the Big Ten, the overall expectation of the athletic program is much higher than that of smaller schools in different divisions. For teams to meet or even beat this expectation, it is necessary for each athlete to … Continue reading University of Maryland Athletes Train Hard in the Offseason

Detox and Refresh by Spring Cleaning Your Bodies This Season

By Analeigh Hughes For Unwind magazine When most people think of spring cleaning, going through their clothes and cleaning their rooms come to mind. However, we can also give our bodies a good spring cleaning. With the weather getting warmer and the last few weeks of the semester approaching, now is as perfect time as ever to make our bodies and minds feel fresh, clean, … Continue reading Detox and Refresh by Spring Cleaning Your Bodies This Season

CHAARG Unites Girls on Campus Through Health and Fitness

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer For some, coming to college means gaining the inevitable freshman 15. For others, like those involved with CHAARG, a health and fitness initiative for college-aged girls, college is a great time to explore your passion and “find your fit.” CHAARG, which stands for Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls, is an initiative to liberate girls from the elliptical … Continue reading CHAARG Unites Girls on Campus Through Health and Fitness

Dogs Provide Emotional and Physical Health Benefits, in Addition to Being Adorable

By Rebecca Cohen For Unwind magazine It’s no secret that people love dogs. It is nearly impossible to pass a dog on the street and not pet it, or even merely smile in its direction. Due to this human infatuation with the species, the social media realm has taken in upon itself to create a new holiday: National Puppy Day. The holiday was observed on … Continue reading Dogs Provide Emotional and Physical Health Benefits, in Addition to Being Adorable

Fourth Annual Condom Fashion Show Promotes Safe Sex Awareness Through Fashion

By Rebecca Cohen For Unwind magazine Fashion and sexual awareness meet at Maryland’s fourth annual Condom Fashion Show, sponsored by Global Protection and ONE® Condoms and hosted by the MICA, the University of Maryland Health Center, Bedsider @ UMD and Sex Week at Maryland. This year’s theme is “Proud and Protected.” The goal of this theme is to get student organizations to identify with what … Continue reading Fourth Annual Condom Fashion Show Promotes Safe Sex Awareness Through Fashion

Yoga Benefits Students at the University of Maryland Physically and Mentally

By Kerrigan Stern Editor in Chief For the anxious group of participants, aspiring instructors, current trainers and many more, yoga at the University of Maryland is both an enjoyable and restorative pastime. This university is home to several yoga studios, and these studios are held in student gyms or are privately owned. With all of these locations, students have had the opportunity to become more … Continue reading Yoga Benefits Students at the University of Maryland Physically and Mentally

Natural Remedies to Ease Allergies and Colds without Medication

By Arielle Dupiton For Unwind magazine When coughing or sneezing in the middle of class, it feels as though the room goes silent and everyone is looking at you with disgust. The best way to fix it is not to get sick. Unfortunately, it’s inevitable in college. A cold or the flu can strike at any time. On top of that, spring comes around and … Continue reading Natural Remedies to Ease Allergies and Colds without Medication

Technology and Social Media Can Negatively Impact Health, Self-Esteem

By Jermaine Rowley Staff Writer Let’s face it, the majority of us feel the need to constantly check our social media throughout the day, whether it’s because we want to see what our friends are doing, post a picture or video, or to just pass the time. “With social media, I have a convenient means to receive and share information,” junior landscape architecture major Kamani … Continue reading Technology and Social Media Can Negatively Impact Health, Self-Esteem

Paleo Diet Doesn’t Mesh Well With College Life

By Dena Gershkovich For Unwind magazine No grains, dairy, or refined sugar. No legumes, processed foods, or white potatoes (yes, that includes french fries). To some college students, this may sound like a terrible nightmare. You may be wondering how anyone could possibly survive finals week without Starbucks cappuccinos, or live without ice cream from the Maryland Dairy, especially on those days when it’s really … Continue reading Paleo Diet Doesn’t Mesh Well With College Life