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?
By Jessye Gentry |Staff Writer| A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces), approximately the size of your fist, contains four vitamins and five minerals. The nutritive values of kale are as follows: Vitamin A: 206% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) (from beta-carotene). Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA. Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA. Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA. Manganese: 26% of the RDA. Calcium: 9% of the RDA. Copper: 10% of the RDA. Potassium: 9% of the RDA. Magnesium: 6% of the RDA. Then it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus, according to Authority … [Read more...] about Benefits of substituting kale into your diet
By Aaron Wolf |Staff Writer| It's summer time and let's face it, there is not enough money in your budget for a dream vacation to Hawaii. Enter the California State and Regional Park system. San Bernardino County is home to several national, regional and state parks. The parks are easily accessible and everyone is welcome. San Bernardino County is home to a variety of activities available to you at a limited cost and drive time. Glen Helen Recreation Area is the closest Regional Park to the CSUSB campus. According to the San Bernardino County's Regional Parks webpage, "located at the base of the chaparral covered hills of the Cajon Pass with scenic views of both the San … [Read more...] about PR Explore San Bernardino County’s parks
By Suriel Chavez |Staff Writer| Spring quarter is at its halfway point, summer is around the corner and if you want a healthy body, the Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec Center) has a personal training program that will help you get there. The personal training program is designed for each individual that signs up for it, with one-on-one training. It helps get you started on that exercise routine that you have been planning for awhile and the program is also for those who are unsure of what to do at the gym. For the many benefits that the program has, one of them is the low cost. During the one-on-one training, you would be the sole focus of the trainer. You give the … [Read more...] about Personal trainers now available at Rec Center
By Jaeyeon Kim |Staff Writer| “Fifty-one percent of people eat snacks because they’re bored. 50 percent use snacks to help them concentrate while studying. 46 percent replace a meal with a snack,” according to LinkedIn. Lots of people eat snacks for various reasons. Many countries have diverse and different snacks. Have you ever had both American and Korean snacks? What do Americans think about Korean snacks? According to ‘American React to Korean Snacks’ video of ‘Korean Englishman’ on YouTube, American’s reactions to Korean snacks are very diverse. In the video, Americans commonly look at Korean snacks, such as chips; their reactions to the snacks range from weird to … [Read more...] about Snack Attack