Category Archives: Health

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
West Liberty University’s personal training program is back in action after a successful first year. The program was introduced last fall semester and it instantly became popular among students. Personal training offers students a chance to have someone to workout with who can guide them through the correct exercise process.

United States leading in obesity rates

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Can you guess what the United States is leading the world in? Many would say that America has the largest economy in the world; while this is true, China is destined to surpass us in that category by 2030. Unfortunately, the U.S. now holds the record as the most adult obese nation in the world.

Stress can have positive effects on students

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

 Stress is something that every college student knows way too well. However, the positive effects of stress are often overlooked. Vilma Ruddock, author of “What Is Positive Stress?” says, “Positive stress or eustress (also called good stress) is when you perceive a stressful situation as an opportunity that will lead to a good outcome.” Stress can lead you to accomplish your goals and allow you to be successful.

Disproving ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

Over the past few years, I’ve been serious about getting healthy and losing weight. I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 80 pounds and counting on this lengthy journey. My largest weight that I can remember was 272 pounds; I’m just at the 190-pound mark, give or take a few, and I haven’t seen my weight that low since middle school.

Mental Health Month brings awareness this May

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Ever since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month. Mental Health America (MHA) began the recognition, and each year, MHA and multiple other organizations come together to educate, bring awareness and fight the stigma.

Student succeeds despite rare heart condition

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

Most take for granted that blood-pumping organ that beats 100,000 times a day in your chest. Evan Greco knows all too well the true value of the heart. He’s living with a rare heart defect, but just as he did in his high school marching band’s drumline, Evan doesn’t miss a beat.

Students should learn how to manage stress

 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
It’s easy to become stressed out during the last part of any semester. Although a part of me is longing for summer break, another part of me is not looking forward to it just yet because of how much work I have left before I get there. I’m sure I’m not the only one, too. 

Top 5 different ways to stay fit on campus 

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor 
 
Sometimes it’s hard to get into a nice rhythm when it comes to exercise, especially in college. Here are some tips to get or stay in shape while on West Liberty University’s campus. 

WLU keeps students fit with wellness opportunities 

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty’s campus offers many ways for students to stay fit and healthy. There are numerous sport clubs that students can join, physical education classes and even official sports teams that they can tryout for. During the past year, these opportunities have been increasing with the appearance of new programs, such as the personal trainers and the new official sport teams that will start next year.

Beta Rho Epsilon hosts Relay for Life this Saturday 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 
 
Relay for Life is just around the corner, which means the sisters of Beta Rho Epsilon are hard at work planning their annual event. The walk is April 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. and will take place in the ASRC. 
 
This year’s theme will be “Finding A Cure,” which means tables, games, décor, and prizes will be “Finding Dory” themed. The goal is to inspire those with cancer to “Just Keep Swimming!”