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Prolonged screen time due to online classes can cause eye discomfort and even eyestrain.

How Your Devices Might Be Hurting Your Eyes and How to Fix It

April 14, 2020

Due to increased dependence on devices in order to attend classes and work remotely, our eyes are experiencing prolonged screen time. Eyestrain is a non-life-threatening condition that can develop from these circumstances and cause symptoms such as dry, itchy eyes, as well as soreness, blurry vision and headaches.

Stretch Your Way to a Great Day

Stretch Your Way to a Great Day

April 7, 2020

The next time you’re feeling strained physically or mentally, consider stretching. Post-workout or on its own, stretching can have some serious benefits including increased flexibility and blood flow to muscles as well as the alleviation of stress of the body and mind.

Zinc, lavender and the omega-3 in walnuts are just a few supplements that have scientifically proven benefits.

Three Supplements Actually Backed by Science

April 7, 2020

There are countless supplements in the market. Many of them are not backed by science, but some have proven scientific benefits. Lavender, omega-3 and zinc are just a few supplements that can provide positive and healthy results.

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health (And What to Do About It)

April 1, 2020

Take care of yourself: A phrase that, for obvious reasons, you’ve probably heard more in the last two weeks than in the past two years combined. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, health, both mental and physical, is critically important. Dr. Jeffrey Ng, director of Counseling and Psychological Services for Fordham University, shares his advice on staying healthy — mentally, while practicing social distancing.

Martin Di Grandi Ph.D., has worked in the private sector for seventeen years. Currently, he researches in his own lab at Rose Hill and teaches at Lincoln Center.

Fordham Alumnus and Professor Training STEM Students to Solve Problems of the Future

April 1, 2020

After graduating from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Martin Di Grandi Ph.D. spent seventeen years as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry synthesizing potential antiviral and anticancer medication. Following his departure from the private sector, he returned to his alma mater to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Cooking doesn't need to be complicated for Fordham students on a budget.

30 Minutes, 5 Ingredients, 1 Day of Meals

February 18, 2020

A great way to save money and time is to make your own food at home. Here are just a few recipes that any Fordham student can put together in no time.

By adding toppings like an egg to your avocado toast, you can get more essential nutrients and protein from the Instagram worthy breakfast.

How to Get the Most from Your Avocado Toast

February 11, 2020

Avocado toast is not only good for your Instagram feed but when paired with the right toppings can also have significant health benefits. Whether you are looking to put a tasty spin on your favorite breakfast or increase consumption of protein or vitamins, avocado toast is the vessel for all of your nutritional needs.

According to Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Jeffrey Ng, male participation in CPS has increased 4% since the 2017-2018 school year.

How Men Approach Depression Differently

February 11, 2020

Did you know only 32% of male Fordham students seek help from Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), but 61% of Fordham’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment are men? Jeffrey Ng, CPS director, points to recent psychological research indicating that men may avoid seeking help for psychological issues like depression to align with rigid masculine gender roles.

Face masks have become commonplace in a community fearful of the spread of the coronavirus.

Should You be Wearing a Face Mask This Flu Season?

February 5, 2020

You might see people wearing face masks more often in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Though face masks may help prevent the spread of the virus, both the WHO and CDC do not recommend that healthy individuals wear them. Other precautions may have a bigger impact on protecting you from the coronavirus.

Tessa Burns, FCLC '23, uses her Instagram account, @therawalmond, to show that it's not hard to be healthy.

Inside the Mind of a Fordham Food Blogger

February 4, 2020

Tessa Burns, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’23, creator of the health-food Instagram account @therawalmond, sat down for a Q&A with The Observer to give the inside scoop on running a health blog as well as reveal some of her favorite foods, bloggers and spots in the city.

Bananas are one of a few foods that contain probiotics, which are good bacteria that exist in the stomach.

The Ins and Outs of Digestion

January 28, 2020

Optimal digestion is not always the primary focus of students scrounging for food between classes, internships and other various commitments. Proper nutrition, exercise, hydration and stress management can help students to avoid digestive drama.

Rich in Vitamin C, berries a great source of antioxidants.

Finding Antioxidants at Fordham

January 28, 2020

In the last decade, antioxidants have been extensively marketed to health-conscious individuals. However, the scien...