Health

Destressing during finals week

As December approaches, there is one dark thought in everyone’s mind: Finals. The exam that can decide whether you pass or fail a class is easily one of the most difficult parts of academia, but there are a few things that can make it easier. The biggest one is finding a way to calm down…

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Eating cheap at Mines

     Are you out of meal swipes since you used them on ice cream at Mines Market? Are you sick of making ramen every day? Are you tired of the food at Mines Market? Do you want free food? One of the best ways to find free food on campus is to go to…

Handling stress during finals weeks

   Finals Week, Dead Week, and quite frankly every week at Mines can be stressful. It is critical for individual development to learn how to handle stress in a healthy way. While some stress isn’t bad, like the physical stress from athletics and the mind-sharpening stress before a big test, long term stress takes a…

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Silence isn’t Golden: National Service Week with Alpha Phi Omega

Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country with a record of 1,175 deaths by suicide in 2017, according to the Colorado Health Institute. The Colorado School of Mines’ chapter of Alpha Phi Omega believes that the conversation around mental health and suicide prevention must continue with a raised volume because “Silence…

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity is more prevalent and destructive than one would think. Accumulation is a real danger to everyone today, especially with the continual usage of heavy metals in medical, agricultural, technological, and manufacturing applications. Even at low levels, heavy metals in the body can lead to problems with the nervous, hematopoietic, renal, and cardiovascular…

Eating Healthy with Limited Time and Energy

With the last tests happening, semester projects coming together, final exams approaching, and the holidays around the corner, this is also the time of the semester that the drive and time to eat healthy plunges. However, perceived lack of time need not to a barrier to healthy eating. A healthy body follows healthy behavior. The…

Best of Both Worlds

The difference between strength training and cardio and how often to do each type of exercise is often unclear in fitness. Most people know strength training helps build muscle and cardio helps burn fat, but there is more to it. Both strength training and cardio have different pathways to turn chemical energy in the form…

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