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| Taking a wheatgrass shot is not the most pleasant thing ever, but if you take one everyday, there are many great benefits that can come from it. To get the full benefits of wheatgrass and all it has to offer, it must come from a fresh, living plant. “Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein," according to The Chalkboard, a wellness lifestyle online magazine created by the Pressed Juicery. Wheatgrass juice is about 70 percent chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps slow aging, … [Read more...] about Wheatgrass shots add health to your day
By Shelby Hancock |Asst. Sports Editor| Summer is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the sun. Is your body ready for the 100-degree weather, the long days in the sun and bathing suit season? "[It's] time to prepare the body for not only looking good in such few clothes, but preparing the body for the effects of the heat and sun," according to boxingscene.com. Three important components of keeping our bodies healthy and looking good this summer are exercise, high antioxidants and staying hydrated. We all want to avoid body-shaming this summer; exercise will not only eliminate that, but will also give you the energy to do the fun things you want. "Exercise and physical … [Read more...] about Importance of summer exercise