Tag Archives: Health

West Liberty seeks to uphold ADA guidelines

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
In recent years, West Liberty University has made ADA accommodations a priority when designing or renovating facilities on campus. 

Staying healthy: Tips to avoid the flu

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Heading back to school for some may mean getting hit with an illness, especially when it’s cold and flu season. This year, with as widespread as the flu is, taking steps to slow its spread is often on people’s minds. Students are often in close proximity to one another, especially if they live in dorms, and this can easily spread germs. This means taking extra precautions to avoid getting sick, and taking care of yourself if you do.

Music affects our lives in a positive way

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music. Music is fun to listen to, however, there is something scientists have been studying for years: does music affect mental health in any way?

How to stay sane during finals week

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
Finals weeks can be very stressful for students if they do not know how to approach it in a sane way. Everyone is focused on studying for exams and finishing projects, but unlike what one might think, studying non-stop is not the most productive way to prepare. Here are some tips on how to stay sane during finals, to make the best out of it.

Nursing students recognized with white coat ceremony

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
On Sept. 21, West Liberty’s nursing program held the annual white coat ceremony marking the third-year and BA-BS to BSN students’ transition into the professional field. 
 
This year, 25 junior nursing students donned their white coats as well as 10 students in the initial BA-BS to BSN program. 

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.

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.