On Jan. 7, the Health Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for University’s new bicycle share program, Zagster. The event was held early in the morning, in front of the health center where staff, faculty, and students participated to welcome the new bikes to campus. The ASI President was also present since ASI, along with the Student Health Advisory Committee stewardship, provided the initial funding for the program making it possible to grant the 28 bicycles for the university. Ashley Spencer, who works with Student Health Center, shared more information on how to use one of the bikes. “Students, staff and faculty can download the Zagster app, choose to pay by the hour ($1 per … [Read more...] about New bicycle share with Zagster
By Stanisha Parker |Staff Writer| How would you respond if your significant other wanted to be in an open relationship—would you continue or walk away? In order to answer this question, one has to know what an open relationship is. Open relationships are defined as "a committed relationship between two individuals who want to share a life together, but agree to a non-monogamous lifestyle," according to Open Relationships, website featuring detailed information about polyamory. The concept is that both partners are allowed to date and have romantic or physical involvements with other people if desired. An interviewee, who will remain under the pseudonym "Joe Jack" for … [Read more...] about Open Relationships
By Yera Nanan |Staff Writer| Just one small change can set you up for a successful year or a year leading to failure. Working out or participating in fitness classes are some of the most popular changes for many this year. The problem that typically occurs with beginning a new exercise regiment in the new year is actually sticking with it. Personal trainer Tyrone Holmes explained that, "Many people begin an exercise program, but abandon it before Easter." Taking it easy when you first begin your training regiment while setting realistic goals are great ways to stay on course. "You may know people who train six days a week, but it's fine to start with three," … [Read more...] about Keeping New Year’s health resolutions
By Jasmine Perez |Staff Writer| Overindulging in food is one of the toughest struggles when trying to remain healthy during the holidays. According to healthyeating.sfgate.com, "overeating, particularly high-fat, high-calorie foods, can increase your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes." Although you can be tempted to continue eating because the food is in sight, stop eating once you are full. A helpful tip to not overindulge is to make sure you eat designated meals before your dinner. Not eating all day so you can save room for your awaited dinner is not a good mindset to have. Have a decent breakfast and light lunch before dinner. If your families thanksgiving … [Read more...] about Enjoy your thanksgiving guilt-free
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| Trainers at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (RC) have been known to increase students athletic abilities with their advice for workout regimens, dieting and recovery. There are several health-related options that our school provides for students to enjoy and to ensure they get the best options for fitness. The RC provides our students and staff the option to get suggestions from trainers that best benefit their workouts. Gonzalo Salazar Jr. is one of 15 RC trainers available to give advice on diets, workout regiments and any types of recovery for after workouts. Salazar Jr. graduated in 2015 with a degree in Kinesiology with a … [Read more...] about Trainer Spotlight: Gonzalo Salazar Jr.
By Jasmine Perez |Staff Writer| Getting in shape may seem like a tedious and tough task, but with the Rec Center and good eating habits, losing weight isn't as hard as it seems. Kim Arrieta, who was able to lose 20 pounds plus added muscle mass after starting her fitness journey, shares her process. Her journey, which started about three years ago, has been filled with a lot of trial and error in order to find out what works for her. “Losing weight is not only about nutrition and exercise but about getting to know your body and what will work for your body,” said Arrieta. “Everyone’s body is different, so what will work for someone else’s body may not work for you,” continued … [Read more...] about Gym transformations: Kim Arrieta
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| Six out of eighteen California propositions are due to affect the community, students, and schools near San Bernardino in the upcoming November election. Proposition (Prop.) 51 relates to providing bonds for schools. It would allow California to borrow $9 billion in bonds and thus the money would go to K-12 public schools and community colleges for improvement in overall education, according to BALLOTPEDIA. If successfully passed schools will benefit greatly from this proposition because it will improve education by focusing on construction projects and will expand community colleges allowing more students to attend. Classes would be reduced, … [Read more...] about Six out of eighteen propositions to vote for
By Jasmine Perez |Staff Writer| Trying to lose weight quickly, eating less without getting sufficient nutrients, and feeling stressed out after eating certain food are dangers that one may face when striving for that "healthy" lifestyle. Orthorexia is a medical condition when eating healthy becomes an obsession. Dietitians and personal trainers discuss the misconceptions that come with eating healthy. Having a healthy lifestyle is something that many strive for but when it turns into an obsession it can become dangerous. “In my opinion, when people cut out carbs or protein they are actually not able to lose the weight that they would like," said Teresa Gonzalez, an independent … [Read more...] about Misconceptions of eating too healthy
By Jasmine Perez |Staff Writer| The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (RC) began the school year inviting all incoming freshman into its facilities to implement an active and healthy lifestyle. The Fitness and Wellness center, helps students reach their fitness goals by offering classes with personal trainers or one of the fitness employees as a gym buddy. The facility offers numerous free weights and machines including cable machines, treadmills, upright bicycles, elliptical trainers, rowing machines and step machines/climbers. “Our personal trainers really know what they are doing and have the sufficient experience to teach these classes,” said America Zavala, a staff … [Read more...] about Rec center offers help to incoming students
By Gregory Gammill |Staff Writer| Every new college student has heard of the infamous ‘Freshman 15’ and all the negativity that comes with it. It is said that 15 pounds is supposed to be the average weight gained for all first-time college students within their first year, but is that really the truth we are being fed? “Freshman 15 is a myth: I only gained 5 pounds my freshman year. Weight gain is common in college, you’re going to be just fine,” stated Angelica Foronda. Incoming freshman will not actually gain a staggering 15 pounds of extra weight like the myth claims they will. Former alumni and a current Registered Dietitian at Kaiser Permanente Riverside, Kari Duenas, and … [Read more...] about Do freshmen really gain 15 pounds?