Bethany Kludt – Three Nutritional Tips for College Students

Bethany is a nursing student. On top of the stressful life a nursing student, she also works as a waitress and competes in bikini competitions. Eating healthy and staying fit is important to her, but considering that she has such a busy schedule, sometimes it is difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. Here are three nutritional tips for college students with busy schedules.

Bethany KludtCollege students with busy schedules need to make sure that they eat a good breakfast. Skipping breakfast is unhealthy and is a bad way to start the day. The body needs sustenance in the morning and students need energy in the morning to do well in the classroom. Grabbing a bagel, eating some fruit, and drinking some juice are both quick and easy breakfasts that can be stored in a dorm room.

It is not recommended that college students eat fast food, even though it is the cheapest and most accessible food. If students must eat fast food they should avoid fried chicken, French fries, food with lots of salad dressing, and fish sandwiches. Get a pizza with half of the cheese, eat a baked potato, get regular sized sandwiches, and eat salad with less dressing. Essentially, limit the amount of high-fat fast food.

College students should keep a selection of handy snacks easily available. This is a great way to combat hunger during a late night of studying. Fresh or dried fruit, pretzels, rice cakes, unbuttered popcorn, and whole-wheat crackers are all great snacks. Avoid anything from the vending machines.

Bethany Kludt prioritizes her health, fitness, and nutrition. She does this because it is important to her personally and it is an important aspect of competing in bikini competitions.


Bethany Kludt – Tips for First-time Beauty Pageant Competitors

Bethany Kludt has competed in a number of beauty pageants in Ohio. She competed in the Miss Teen Ohio National American Miss competition and placed in third in the Miss Photogenic competition. She is currently a nursing student, but still enjoys beauty pageants and fitness competitions. Here are a few tips for first-time beauty pageant competitors.Bethany Kludt

  • First-time competitors need to be confident in themselves and what they have to offer to the competition. They cannot focus on what the other pageants are wearing, what they look like, or what they are saying. If they start focusing on and comparing themselves to their competition, negative thoughts will creep in, which can only damage a competitor’s performance. Maintaining focus and being confident in their selves is the best way first-time competitors can approach beauty pageants.
  • Making eye contact is very important for first-time competitors to remember. Eye contact shows confidence, and as we know confidence is important. Making eye contact with the judges will forge a connection between them and the competitor. Making eye contact during the interview portion of the competition is especially essential because it shows the judges that the competitors understand and believe in what they are saying.
  • First-time competitors need to set realistic goals for themselves. Obviously winning is the ultimate goal, but not everyone can win, especially in their first pageant. It’s a good idea for first-time competitors to make other goals like scoring well in specific portions of the competition or making new pageant friends. It is important to feel accomplished after a pageant, regardless of the outcome. Setting different goals helps achieve that.

Bethany Kludt has recently moved away from competing in beauty pageants and is focusing on competing in National Physique Committee bikini competitions and successfully making a career in nursing for herself.


Bethany Kludt – Tips for First-Time Bikini Competitors

Bethany Kludt recently began competing in bikini competitions via the National Physique Committee (NPC). In August 2014, she finished third in an NPC collegiate bikini competition in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a health conscientious person who enjoys weight lifting, maintaining her fitness, and taking care of her health. Deciding to join bikini competitions was a big decision, but is one that she does not regret. Here are a few tips for first-time bikini competitors.Bethany Kludt

  • Before first-time competitors sign up for a competition, they need to establish their purpose for competing. Wanting to win is not a good enough purpose because there are a lot of variables involved in the outcome of the competitions, such as the preference of judges. The purpose for competing should be something more personal like wanting to lose weight or building your brand as a personal trainer.
  • First-time competitors need to do research on bikini competition organizations. NPC, INBA, and WBFF are a few organizations that are well regarded. First-time competitors should look up the rules and regulations of each organization’s competition and choose an organization that suits them best.
  • First-time competitors should consider attending a local show or competitions before signing up to compete. This will give them an idea of what is expected at shows, how they operate, and who their competition might be. It may also help them choose the right organization. They should attend a few shows and determine which organization puts up the best show in terms of production value and exposure.

Bethany Kludt would like to become a Bikini Pro with NPC however it was a bucket-list item to honorably compete. To become a pro would take a lot of hard work, dedication and focus, but she is looking forward to the challenge ahead of her.


Bethany Kludt – Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in College

Bethany Kludt is a nursing student. Nursing programs are known for being demanding programs. On top of her academics, Bethany works as a waitress to pay her way through college and competes in National Physique Committee Bikini competitions throughout the year. She also enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and prioritizes working out and eating right. All of this equates to a busy schedule.

A healthy lifestyle is not always an easy habit to maintain as a college student, though. Days are busy, nights are long, and there is an abundance of easily accessible food that is not necessarily healthy. It is more than possible to lead a healthy lifestyle while in college, though. Here are a few tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a college student.

It is imperative that college students eat healthily and eat right. A good diet full of nutritional food will boost a college student’s immune system, maintain a healthy weight, and improve overall health. Eating breakfast is the first step in maintaining a healthy diet. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and gets everybody off on the right foot. Breakfast can be as easy as eating a granola bar on the way to class. College students should avoid skipping meals, but if they have to, then should snack and healthy food throughout the day like dried fruit, pretzels, or whole-wheat crackers. Lastly, college students should avoid eating fatty foods. This may be difficult considering what is offered in cafeterias, but there is always the salad bar.

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Exercising is essential for college students to lead a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is good for the brain and will help students focus better in class and while doing homework. Students should sign up for intramural sports, walk to class, bike to class, and take advantage of any free or reduced memberships to gyms. Finding time to exercise might be difficult, but exercising at least 30 minutes a day can make a significant difference.

Getting enough sleep is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but like exercise, finding the time to get enough sleep can be difficult for college students. Sleep deprivation is unhealthy for the brain, causes headaches, leads to unhealthy weight loss, and is bad for muscle growth. College students should be getting between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Obviously pulling an all-nighter and staying out with friends to the wee hours of the morning is all a part of the college experience, but those things should not happen all the time.

Lastly, it is important that college students wash their hands. They live on campus, in dorm buildings, spend time in large classrooms, and eat with hundreds of other people. Campuses are breeding ground for colds and the flu can spread rapidly. College students should wash their hands to maintain their health and for the benefit of others.

Bethany Kludt works hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that she can continue competing in bikini competitions and so that she do well in nursing school.

Importance of gymnastics for young children

Gymnastics is a developmental sport that has a positive impact on a young child’s life. While some parents might question how being able to do backflips and handstands impact one’s life, it’s important to note that gymnastics goes beyond just focusing on physical development. It can be the perfect sport to teach the skills necessary for a healthy life and better social, creative, and decision-making skills.

Bethany KludtObesity is a growing concern in America today, and the consensus is that the earlier children get involved in physical activity, the better. What better gift to give your child than to encourage an active lifestyle at a young age? The movement and physical skills taught on the gym floor can translate into a lifetime of physical activity. Due to its reliance on body weight, gymnastics often produces athletes who are very fit and have strong cores.

For most children, interacting with the environment is an essential aspect of growing up. Gymnastics helps to instill better coordination and awareness skills so that children can relate better to the environment around them. Additionally, the chance for their child to develop social skills is one that parents can’t pass up. Young gymnasts learn how to wait in line, give others a chance to speak, make decisions on their own, and pay attention to instructors.

When all is said and done, kids stand to benefit greatly from participating in gymnastics. It may be a difficult sport, but the child will learn early that achieving progress in life comes from hard work and dedication to excellence.

Bethany Kludt is a talented gymnast who started the sport at the age of three. Gymnastics paved the way for participation in other sports, and she’s grateful her parents allowed her to engage at an early age.

Adopt a pet from a shelter today

Are you thinking of taking in a pet into your family? If you are, congratulations for adding a loving member to the family who will liven up the place. Often, the best place to find a pet is the local animal shelter. They have plenty of animals, so you can be sure to find a companion you love.

When you take in a pet from an animal shelter, you are giving a second chance to an animal that deserves it. Additionally, you are helping to reduce the pet overpopulation issue that the nation finds itself dealing with. The reality is that millions of unwanted pets are euthanized at local shelters every year. While some are beyond help (old age or overly aggressive behavior), many come to this end merely because they lacked someone to adopt them. Reducing the number of euthanized animals can be decreased if more people choose to take in pets. Adopting saves a life and opens up shelter space to an animal that could use it.

When you choose to adopt from the local shelter, you’ll be getting a good bargain. Often, the animal has been vaccinated and spayed/neutered. This cost is part of the adoption price, which means you don’t have to worry about these procedures.

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Most importantly, caring for an animal can provide the sense of fulfillment and purpose you may be looking for. At any age group, isolation and feelings of loneliness can creep up, and the best way to lessen these feelings may just come from adopting an animal in need.

Bethany Kludt is a nursing student who also loves animals. She’s concerned about the growing number of animals finding their way into shelters, and advocates for the humane treatment of all animals.

Why is the number of homeless people on the rise?

In America today, as many as 3 million people are homeless. A third of this figure constitutes young children living on their own or with family without a place to call home.

While the general stereotype is that most homeless people are thrust into the life due to mental illness or drug addiction, studies show that many people become homeless after a life changing event or series of events. For the vast majority, an unplanned situation happened that may have led them to be homeless.

Events such as the loss of income, a loved one, domestic violence, dysfunctional families, and mental illness are among the top reasons for homelessness. Other impairments like physical disability or post-traumatic stress disorder can also contribute to being homeless. It is also not uncommon to find people resorting to the street as a way to deal with grief. Often unable to cope with significant trauma in their lives, some people will give up on life and stop caring. Acknowledging that a myriad of factors can push people to the streets is often a good way to start figuring out how to help people.

A homeless person is one who has gone through deep emotional pain and suffering. By the time they show up to a homeless shelter for help, they’ve probably burned every meaningful relationship they’ve ever had. Close friends and family are unable (or unwilling) to give a hand, leaving the individual to fend on their own. In some ways, their situations are more about being unwanted than being homeless. Restoring trust and hope then becomes a big factor on the road to recovery.

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Bethany Kludt is studying to become a registered nurse at Ohio Northern University. She is a kind-hearted person who loves to help people and hopes to use her career to aid the homeless in her community.