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Losing weight a process of setting small, daily goals

Losing weight a process of setting small, daily goals

By Blake Glosson | April 20, 2014

As a personal trainer and nutrition enthusiast, I have noticed a common theme among people considering implementing an exercise or diet routine: practically everyone wants to lose body fat.If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be looking up a thousand...

Diverse diets are best

Diverse diets are best

By Blake Glosson | February 27, 2014

When it comes to eating on campus, there doesn’t seem to be much diversity in students’ diets.Unfortunately, many students don’t realize the benefits of deviating from eating routines every once in a while. A diverse diet can improve your nutrition...

Scavenger hunt to teach healthy eating

By Blake Glosson | November 18, 2013

If you’re a quest junky and you enjoy prizes to help you get fit while saving time and money, you won’t want to miss Wednesday’s Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt.Many students do not shop as efficiently and healthfully as they could. The media is saturated...

Healthy diets easy, but take commitment

By James Casey | September 24, 2013

I believe many Americans think they aren’t fixing an issue unless they throw money at it, but there’s no reason to spend a lot to eat healthy.The key to making a change is free; it simply involves making a serious mental commitment. At that point...

Andres Luvianos, sophomore mechanical engineering major, crosses the finish line of the CROP Walk at the First Congressional Church in DeKalb, Ill. The CROP Walk is a fundraising walk organized in order to raise money to end hunger and poverty.

Hundreds walk to help end poverty during local charity event

By Jessi Haish | October 21, 2012

Three hundred walkers participated in the Northern DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial Campaign to Rule Out Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk on Sunday. The walk was hosted by the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., and the Unitarian...

Freshman undecided major Katie Bentley selects an energy drink
at the Hot Spot, 901 Lucinda Ave. Wednesday evening.

Students may want to reconsider relying on energy drinks

November 2, 2011

Energy shots and Red Bulls may not be the right solution when students are seeking an energy boost.These neurological stimuli don't provide the same type of energy that food or sleep would."[These stimuli provide] the feeling of energy, but not a true...

Students can find help with dietary habits at Campus Recreation

By Chelsey Boutan | October 25, 2011

Yogurt? No. Cottage Cheese? No. Peanut Butter? No. Orange Juice? No. Vegetables? Only if I have to. I began to feel embarassed as Martha O'Gorman, coordinator of nutrition programming at Campus Recreation, rattled off a list of foods to include in my...