Rachel Tsao graduated in 2020 with a major in psychobiology and a minor in food studies. She joined Total Wellness in her freshman year and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Total Wellness Magazine from 2017 to 2020.
Since graduating from UCLA, she's continued to deepen her passions for health and wellness by blogging her plant-based recipes, practicing yoga, and helping develop marketing strategy for a smart home brand.
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.
Spending more than half a day in a stuffy aircraft cabin can seem intimidating. If you think about it, that’s a lot of time spent trying to drown out screaming children, battling the cramped conditions in coach, and struggling to find the best position for sleeping upright.
Fall is in the air. Which means students are layering on their Bruin sweatshirts, enjoying the crisp air as they walk down Bruinwalk, and savoring each sip of their pumpkin spiced lattes through class. But ’tis the season for sweet potatoes as well.
We have all fallen prey to the savvy food marketing industry. In fact, Cornell study shows that health claims on food packages lead consumers to perceive the products to be healthier than they actually are. And before we know it, we are spending way too much money on food that we think is good for us but in reality offers no legitimate nutritional payoff.
Living on the Hill makes it incredibly easy to satiate that sugar craving in the middle of the night, with De Neve’s ice cream shakes and Rendezvous’ dessert nachos, just to name a few. These Late Night menus may sound enticing, but the options just aren’t the best for you.
Tucked away in the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Kamalaya is one of the world’s top health and wellness resorts. Founded by John and Karina Stewart, a former monk and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine respectively, this resort is a sanctuary like no other.
It’s that time of the year when international students start flying back to campus. And you know what that means? Jet lag. (Funnily, I am currently writing this at 5am, in a desperate attempt to find something to do after four hours of tossing and turning on the bed).