College students: Get your social media in shape

You’re no longer in high school. The things you post to your social media matter. Shape up your accounts to reflect the person you are and the person you want to be.

 

1. Check, double check, triple check your post

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 Photo credit: BuzzFeed

Learn from DiGiorno’s mistake. Don’t assume you know what anything is about without checking  first.

 

2.  Provide value

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 Photo Credit: Ashley Draz via Facebook

Tweet news stories, share Facebook articles, tweet events going on around campus.

 

3. Not your therapist

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Photo Credit: @thebreakuptweet via Twitter

Leave personal issues outside of the social media world.

 

4. Resume worthy

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Photo credit: @My_LifesAJoke via Twitter

Don’t always post what’s on your mind. Future employers will see it.

5.  No stealing 

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Photo credit: @starbucks via Instagram

Just like in the classroom, no plagiarizing. Give credit where it’s due.
i.e. If you’re going to post a photo from Starbucks’ Instagram, be sure to use appropriate tagging and hashtags.

 

6.  Nobody likes a negative Nancy

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Photo credit: @ashdraz via Instagram

Don’t bring others down with negativity. Keep it positive like #MotivationalMonday

 

7. Grandma Test

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Photo credit: @CollegeTownLife via Twitter

If it’s not something you’d share with grandma, you might want to rethink that.

 

8. Transparency

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Photo credit: via Twitter

Don’t say it online if you wouldn’t say it in person.

 

9. Positive self promotion

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Photo credit: Ashley Draz via Facebook

Showing you’re involved is always a good thing.

 

10. Network

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 Photo credit: @annatultz via Twitter

Following business professionals isn’t enough. Actively engage in conversations.

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Daunting school life

I didn’t forget about this blog, promise.

I’m currently in my last semester of my undergrad studies. While that may seem like I’m busy, that’s not the main reason.

I am an honors student and I am in the process of completing my honors project. In addition to that, I’m also a finalist in the Sales Decathalon, formally known as the National Collegiate Sales Competition.

Did I also mention that I’m taking 15 credit hours (full-time student status right there) while working at least 20 hours a week?

Needless to say, I’m barely maintaining my sanity. If I added in writing this blog, I would surely go off my rocker (if I haven’t indeed already).

All of your love and support would be tremendous as I finish out this semester. Give me another month or so and I’ll be back.

I don’t quit, won’t quit, especially on you. Thank you for everything you’ve done so far. I cherish and appreciate everyone of you!

Stay fit, stay healthy, and most importantly…

Stay energized!

Top Food Allergens

Food allergies affect as many as 15 million people, and that number is rising. This really doesn’t come as a surprise when everyone is avoiding gluten like it’s the black plague.

Ring around the bakery…

I won’t continue with that.

According to  Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), there are  8 main food allergens that account for 90% of all food allergies. Can you guess what they are?

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Wheat is one, but it doesn’t make it into the top 5 on the list! I won’t give away any more. Check for yourself to see if you got the eight allergens correct.

With allergens, it can be difficult to know what foods to avoid. FARE provides an awesome list of what foods to avoid for each of the top allergens. It’s definitely worth bookmarking!

And, did you know that food allergies and food sensitivity are two MAJOR different things. I’ll cover that next time.

 

In the meantime…

 

Let’s get energized!

Getting “Fit” with Google

Today is the Google I/O conference. I’m excited because Google should be announcing it’s new app Google Fit.

Google Fit

The app will enable Android users to share health information from the various health and fitness platforms they’ve incorporated into their lives (Nike Fuel Band, etc.).

Apple already announced their health app earlier this year. It’s called Health and looks pretty awesome to tell the truth.

I’m excited to see what Google Fit will look like and do compared with Apple’s Health. I’ve been wanting a Nike Fuel Band (or something) and now I’ll really be wanting something.

This is a great advancement for the health and fitness field. Technology seems to receive negative publicity for numerous things: less social interaction, not staying active, etc.

These apps go to show that technology is a vital aspect for the future of health and fitness.

These apps also may cause me to switch phones!

Let’s get energized!

Seattle livin’

My computer is currently in the works of getting fixed. It has a bad graphics card. That’s a nice way of putting “give us a lot of money to fix it.”

I also made it to Seattle! I start my internship tomorrow and am thrilled to say the least.

I apologize for lack of writing, but with no computer, it’s a little difficult to do proper blogging -or any for that matter.

I’ll be back and running by next week, or that’s the plan anyway. It’s going to be a fantastic summer of blogging because, let’s face it, Seattle has many exciting and fun health/fitness things to do!

I can’t wait.

Let’s get energized!