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NIU celebrates National Eating Disorder Awareness week

By Jamie O'Toole l Senior Reporter | February 21, 2020

Upon entering the residence halls around campus and the Holmes Student Center, students will find a display of mannequins accurately portraying faulty “ideal” body types that society has instilled in many people’s minds. The traveling display will...

Students are often trying to get healthy, but there are some common myths to watch out for when changing lifestyles.

Students are exposed to misleading myths

By Victoria Lunacek | October 23, 2017

DeKalb | While running back and forth between classes, pumping themselves full of caffeine and stressing about assignments, it’s easy to fall into the trap of health myths—some of which can have the opposite effect than desired. Leading a healthy...

Thanksgiving meals can be healthy in moderation

Thanksgiving meals can be healthy in moderation

By Blake Glosson | November 24, 2014

You can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without regret — and without derailing your health goals.I know that’s hard to believe when the starting lineup this Thursday includes succulent turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, casseroles and warm stuffing — all...

Stop inflammation with healthy diet

Fit Facts: Support your gut bacteria

By Blake Glosson | October 28, 2014

In a society that emphasizes taking action to prevent the growth of bacteria, it’s easy to forget we have friendly bacteria living inside of us, keeping us alive.Called natural flora, or gut microbiota, this is the stuff you should protect and nurture...

Stop inflammation with healthy diet

Fit Facts: Avoid malnutrition by using supplementation

By Blake Glosson | October 22, 2014

While hunger is a problem in the world, undernourishment poses a similar threat that also needs to be addressed.Whether you think you might be at risk for malnutrition or you’re looking for a way to help those in need, this issue becomes even more pressing...

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