Although the topic of mental health is becoming increasingly normalized, there remains an overwhelming amount of stigma around mental health disorders, particularly in regards to medication. Let’s delve deeper into why stereotypes surrounding mental illness and medication are unfounded.Read More
When you think of wellness, what do you think of? What images and thoughts pop into your head? And who do you think of? Maybe it’s green smoothies. Waking up early, putting on Lululemons, and doing yoga. Your local soccer mom stopping at Whole Foods on the way back from Barry’s Bootcamp. The superfoods aisle of the grocery store.Read More
With most gyms and workout studios still closed, it can be hard to find new ways to exercise. And if you're not the biggest fan of cardio like me, you may not be too fond of the idea of early morning runs or evening walks. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t work up a good sweat in the comfort of your own home!
It’s easy to see that the pandemic has changed our daily routines and how we interact with each other. Hygienic practices like washing our hands and social distancing are emphasized now more than ever. But what has not been emphasized as much is proper hygiene in our own kitchens!Read More
The amount of time we spend staring at our screens can add up and strain our eyes. We should be mindful about giving our eyes a break. Here are some fun activities that can be a great alternative to looking at our devices.Read More
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live: professional sports seasons have been suspended, places of worship are closed, and schools across the country are set to be held online for the rest of the academic year. Yet the duration of this new normal still remains a question.
As college students, we often have to juggle many different aspects of life simultaneously. And keeping track of classes, extracurriculars, job applications, hobbies, cooking, and social activities in parallel can get overwhelming.Read More
Do you ever feel your back hurting after a particularly long Zoom session? Now that we’re working from home, we’re also spending a lot more time sitting for hours on end, making it easy to hunch over as we become fatigued.Read More
On March 13, 2020, UCLA announced that the remainder of the academic year would be conducted online due to the threat of COVID-19. In an instant, my mind was consumed with questions about moving out of my dorm, staying in touch with friends, and rearranging my plans for the spring quarter. Most of all though, I began to fear for the safety of my friends and family.
Weeks into the shelter-in-place order, people may struggle to find the motivation to get up. Many people might be scared to leave their homes, or intimidated by new social distancing rules. The feeling of being stuck inside can worsen moods and exacerbate stress.Read More
If you’re reading this, you probably know how unpleasant that “time of the month” can be. And although your period can be uncomfortable at times, there are many ways you can make them more bearable! Here are some self-care tips that can help you deal with your period.Read More
Everyday, we use products assuming they will do what is marketed without much question. And, hair care products are no exception. Washing hair is important for sanitary wellness, and knowing what is in the lather helps. It turns out that only a few ingredients actually serve the product’s purpose.
“If your great-grandma didn’t eat it, then neither should you.” Ever heard that saying? Well, let’s kick it up a notch. Should you eat it if humans from as long as 2.5 million years ago didn’t eat it? In fact, what did they even eat back then?Read More
With so many meat alternatives popping up at fast food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Carl’s Jr., we’re set to see more and more plant-based foods flooding the market in this new decade.Read More
Fall Quarter is often spent making new friends and catching up with those you haven’t seen since the beginning of summer. With all of these relationships in your life—new and old—it may seem like there is no time for yourself. But there is always room for “me” time—you just need to make it a priority.
I have always thought of myself as an environmentally conscious person. I bring my own shopping bag, avoid single-use items, and support local businesses. But every time I look at my trash bin, I think to myself, “How am I still so wasteful?”Read More
From artisanal cashew cheese and cauliflower puffs, to electrolyte-filled coconut water and dairy-free yogurt, last week’s Well & Tasty: A Total Foodie Fair was the grand finale of our Plants + People celebrations. In honor of the recent launch of our print magazine–a special issue dedicated to all things plants–Total Wellness collaborated with Veg Bruins to host UCLA’s first ever vegan food market.Read More
Spring cleaning becomes an essential task on the To-Do list to welcome the spring quarter. From decluttering your space to adding floral scents to your home, spring cleaning can take different forms, all of which help you freshen up after the long winter months. Here are three ways to spring clean to celebrate the season of renewal.Read More