Health

What do you Need?

We greet the start of a new semester with excitement as it signifies the beginning of many new adventures. To get through the difficult parts of these new experiences, taking care of our mental health is vital. A powerful tool to maintaining mental health lies in knowing our needs as humans. Every person has six…

Alisha Eskew
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B Vitamins

An important part of nutrition and preventing illness is getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals. Eight of the thirteen essential vitamins are B vitamins. They are important for the conversion of food to fuel, brain function, methylation (important for cell energy, growth, and the immune and nervous systems), and the synthesis of many…

Alisha Eskew
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Energy

If you are like me, your go-to energy booster is coffee. However, this does not always work and is not always the best way to get more energy. `There are four avenues through which you can boost energy: moving, resting, lifestyle, and diet. The first way to get more energy is to move. If you…

Alisha Eskew
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Talking Body

Feb. 27-Mar. 3 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders, which are often misunderstood, are classified as mental health disorders because that is exactly what they are: mental illnesses expressed with disordered eating behaviors. There are many different manifestations of eating disorders (EDs). The three main EDs are anorexia nervosa (deliberate starvation accompanied by…

Alisha Eskew
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Get Well, Stay Well

The “ketogenic diet” has recently become a more popular dietary regime. In short, the ketogenic diet is a system of eating where most calories come from dietary fat and very little come from carbohydrates. Eating this way will switch the body from glucose metabolism to “fat” metabolism for energy, and this fat metabolism state is…

Alisha Eskew
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Get Well, Stay Well

As the winter season advances on, the flu seems to advance from person to person simultaneously. But don’t lose heart because there are things you can do to stay healthy when it seems like everyone around you is sick. Getting sick is not completely up to chance and you do not have to blindly fall…

Nick Sammons
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The Will to Move

The human body has a will to move. From crawling to walking to running, individuals learn how to control their body and use it to accomplish tasks and goals. Somewhere in adulthood, exercise becomes non-essential to regular life. Where did we go wrong? Living without exercising emboldens a dangerous game: you get more time to…

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