Healthy Habits For The College Student

Trips and tricks for eating healthy and exercising for the college student

Archive for the month “February, 2012”

Capping Update Pt.2

So, as you can see Allyson and I have fine tuned our proposal and this is what we are going to base our project off of for the rest of the semester.

I have really enjoyed working on the project so far. I hope that students are benefiting from the information we are posting, because I know that I really have. It has been fun to sift through everything that’s out there, test it and then write about it on the blog.

I hope to incorporate some videos into the project very soon. I’m thinking something along the lines of a crash course beginner workout… I believe adding a video component would be a nice change of pace from typing everything out!

I also would like to get in contact with my boxing instructor to see if he would like to write a spotlight article on either nutrition or working out, as he is knowledgeable in both areas.

Overall, I am enjoying this project thus far, and will continue to feel this way! As stated before, it has certainly been beneficial for myself, but more importantly I think this would mean that it is helping the readers out there (hopefully!)

-Julie

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Capping Proposal

Here is a copy of the proposal we doctored up for our semester-long project.

We have chosen to focus our capping project on giving college students, athletes or not, the necessary tools to create a healthy lifestyle. The project will include a Twitter account, blog and hopefully an event to push this information out to Marist students. The blog will be our focal point and landing page for this material; we plan to have subsections covering recipes, workouts, nutritional facts and other healthy tips and tricks. Currently, the event that we have in mind would be to comprise a panel of coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists, etc. and have them speak to students on how they can attain this lifestyle.

The inspiration for this project came from our own personal experiences. As a freshman non-athlete, trying to figure out an exercise routine can be challenging. Additionally trying to create a nutritionally balanced meal when you eat at the cafeteria for every meal can seem impossible. When student-athletes are in between seasons, these same problems arise. Furthermore, athletes experience their friends coming to them for advice on work out routines and nutrition, so we hope this project will help them better communicate these notions. Overall, we would like to provide both an affordable and achievable template that allows students to live a healthy life.

Through our set social media outlets, we are going to push information to followers and readers. On our blog, as mentioned above, healthy and quick recipes, workout routines, nutrition tips and other advice regarding healthy habits will be provided. It will be up and running on February 6, 2012. Our individual Twitter accounts will be used to further promote our blog and bring attention to the articles.

Julie is currently taking a boxing course through Marist and will write about how students can easily mirror and attain this workout as well. Allyson, as a cross-country and track runner, will write a spotlight on how easy and surprisingly fun it can be to implement running into your daily life. Additionally, we will make use of video recordings and pictures to show students how simple it is to cook up a healthy meal in minutes.

In closing, it is our hope that through this project we will provide students with a crash course on how to live healthier. Our overall goal is to teach students, whether they are freshmen or seniors, how to eat a balanced diet, how to work out regularly and ultimately how to feel better about themselves.

Follow our project blog!

Hey all,

Please follow our actual capping project blog at healthycollegehabits.wordpress.com to stay up to date with what we are posting :)

Thanks,

Julie

Capping Update

It has been about a week or so since my initial post so I just wanted to update everyone with the behind-the-scenes progress that has been going on. Allyson and I had met last week to map out our project and create our proposal as well; it was a successful meeting. We also laid out our goals that we will achieve over the course of the semester. Essentially, we really want to push the information featured on our blog and Twitter accounts to our target audience (college students) at a steady rate. This is definitely something that can be attained.

From here on out this will be my personal blog where I talk about what is going on with our project and the progress we have made. Allyson and I have created a new blog that is going to essentially “be” our capping project. The URL for that is healthycollegehabits.wordpress.com. We will make our first blog post(s) today February 6, 2012 so keep an out for them!

Overally, we are going to try to make a minimum of five posts a week to keep everyone’s interest piqued and to stay active in the blogging community.

Don’t forget to follow my Twitter account as well @JulieAMaio.

Thanks!

Julie

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