5 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult

5 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult

Completely changing the direction of your life, wiping the slate clean, and starting over can be an exhilarating yet terrifying experience. It means completely jumping out of your comfort zone and getting used to feeling entirely out of your depth in almost every new situation. What I didn’t realize when I first decided to embark on the journey of going to medical school, is that it would also mean that I would have to go back to high school in order to proceed with what I wanted to do. High school! At the time high school was over ten years ago for me, and I assumed that the day I graduated was the last day I would ever have to see the inside of that institution. The last thing I wanted to do to move forward was to have to take ten steps backward first.
August 22, 2016 by Candice Griffin
So You Wanna Start Running

So You Wanna Start Running

Runners are so fit! So lean! So motivated! But where do you begin?! The last time you tried going for a jog, you made it a block before you either:

a) got a painful, awful, ruthless cramp
b) had to bend over while gasping for breath
c) had to start walking and hoped that anyone who was watching you assumed you were at the tail end of your easy-peasy 15 km run and were deservedly 'cooling down'.
August 17, 2016 by An eVitality Staffer
Training for the Olympics: What Happens to the Body?

Training for the Olympics: What Happens to the Body?

With the summer Olympics upon us, the world watches as the absolute best athletes from every country compete for the coveted gold medals in some of the most grueling sports. While natural ability is important to being successful, the athletes also have to dedicate countless hours to training their bodies and minds, maximizing their fitness, and becoming as lean and strong as possible. But what actually happens in the body when someone begins to physically train? What does it really mean to ‘get in shape’?
August 12, 2016 by An eVitality Staffer
How to Motivate Yourself to Stay Active in the Winter Months

How to Motivate Yourself to Stay Active in the Winter Months

Question & Answer with Olympic Athlete and Jules Fuel Creator, Julia Murray

Topic: How to Motivate Yourself to Stay Active in the Winter Months

April 20, 2016 by Julia Murray
The Importance of Staying Positive

The Importance of Staying Positive

Coming from a  rough upbringing, what I've picked up is that keeping a positive mental attitude is very important in life. Life is full of ups and downs, struggles, and unexpected events. We all have these moments, it’s a part of being human! Sometimes we feel that we are trapped in a situation we think we can’t handle. We, as humans, are a lot stronger than we think. Looking back at life I've been in situations where I wanted to escape life because I didn't think I could handle it, or I felt that I’d had enough. Now I wish I could go back to that time and tell myself that “ it’s going to be okay ” and that time will pass and make me stronger both emotionally and mentally. 
April 20, 2016 by Randa Markos
A Love-Hate Relationship

A Love-Hate Relationship

I have a love-hate relationship with exercise. I love the way exercise makes me feel. Exercise makes me feel good. I feel strong and energized. I feel accomplished and empowered. I love to sweat it out and push myself to be stronger, go harder and go one step further than my body says I can. The thing I hate about exercise is the part where I actually have to get up and do it. I hate that I have to exercise! I know that sounds strange because I don't mind exercising. But the thing I find most difficult is motivating myself to actually get started. There was a time in my life that I didn't have to worry about exercising. (I miss those days!) I was young, had a fast metabolism and a very physical job.
April 15, 2016 by Shannon Vandermeer