Starting from when we were all children and started preschool or kindergarten we were taught how to take naps. Of course, we were still growing and needed our rest, but the same goes for college students. College students brains are continuously developing and learning. College students struggle with daily tasks and just keeping up with their busy lives. They often do not have a regular healthy sleeping pattern which can mess up their motor mobility during the day and allows them not to be able to focus as clearly. That feeling when you feel so sluggish because you were up all night writing about your paper or working all night to pay off bills. I am sure many of you have experienced … [Read more...] about Do You Take Naps?
The Student Recreation & Wellness Center offers a wide range of classes, cardio machines, weight-equipment, and much more, and it's free to all students. The goal of the SRWC is to provide students with a "safe and enjoyable programs and facilities to meet the diverse needs of students," according to their website. Students have a wide range of options to exercise here on campus. Academic performance and exercise are closely related to each other. The American College of Sports Medicine has found that exercise and GPA are closely related, they have found that " students who exercised vigorously seven days a week had G.P.A.’s that were, on average, 0.4 points higher than those who … [Read more...] about Improve Your Grades at the SRWC
The rise of housing costs for students of CSUSB is one of the factors leading to a higher rate of homelessness for students here, commented Madeline Zhuo, an employee at a food pantry, in response to the topics raised by the rally in Sacramento. On Feb. 20 student leaders, college executives, and legislators rallied at the state capital for financial aid reform to combat food insecurity, lack of shelter, and wellbeing issues that plague California college students. Mia Kagianas, president of the Cal State Student Association, struck at the heart of the issue during her opening remarks. “Our state and our nation are experiencing a higher education renaissance,” Kagianas said. “Issues … [Read more...] about Students, Administrators, and Legislators Rally to Fix Financial Aid
It was time for a lifestyle change. “I was very very heavy, 367 pounds," says Toya Mitchell. In her mid-40’s Toya was experiencing the issues of being "morbidly obese" and her condition was only getting worse. She began having trouble with her mobility, which made it a challenge to even consider the possibility of losing weight. Growing up, she recalled not having many choices when it came to the food, which affected how her eating habits formed. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is Feb. 25 - March 3, 2019, calling for the intensified attention toward the stories similar to that of Toya. Photo by Citlaly Carlos/Coyote Chronicle Bryan Beal, Health … [Read more...] about People speak up on eating disorders
The sport of bodybuilding is considered by many to be an art. Through countless hours of training and dieting, it’s a sport that requires sacrifice and dedication. What goes on behind the scenes of bodybuilding isn’t something that the industry likes to show to the public. The image of the industry is something that they protect a lot because they would like more athletes to compete in the sport. George has competed for five years in the sport of bodybuilding and has seen the rise of steroids in the sport. “Many athletes are taking steroids without knowing the consequences and side effects of these drugs,” said George Santiago. According to the NCBI, at least 54% of … [Read more...] about The dark side of bodybuilding
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, a 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.