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Get Fresh makes produce available for students at ARC

Get Fresh makes produce available for students at ARC

By Kaitlin Binuya, Contributing writer

October 7, 2017

Established to increase the availability of fresh produce on campus, Get Fresh, located at the ARC, provides easy access for students, faculty and staff to purchase healthy items without having to leave campus. The new seasonal food program, sponsored by Meijer, collaborated with Student Wellness ...

Wellness Center offers mid-day walk program for students

Wellness Center offers mid-day walk program for students

By Mary Kate Kiley, Staff writer

September 26, 2017

Busy schedules with class, work, organizations and other activities can make it hard for students to stay active. Fortunately, the University’s Wellness Center offers a mid-day walks program every Thursday at noon to help both students and staff achieve an active lifestyle. The mid-day walks program is a 45-minute wal...

‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing editor for online

May 25, 2016

Getting sick away from home the first time can be scary, here are a few resources students can go to for help.

Study Finds Rebates an Effective Way to Improve Health Among Low-Income People

Study Finds Rebates an Effective Way to Improve Health Among Low-Income People

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 1, 2015

Ruopeng An, assistant professor of kinesiology and community health, conducted a study that found a cost-effective way to improve the dietary consumption of low-income people.The study was based on a USDA report of the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP). The pilot was a large-scale randomized trial conducted in...

Rauner’s budget cuts began making dents since its proposal

By Fatima Farha

May 10, 2015

By fatima farhaassistant news editorShortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new budget for fiscal year 2016, which would cut state funding for many programs, including a major cut in state appropriations for higher education.Rauner proposed to cut state funding for higher...

Optimism may make a healthy heart

Optimism may make a healthy heart

By Abrar Al-Heeti

January 21, 2015

It turns out being happy could lead to more than just feeling good — it could also be associated with good health. A new study suggests a link between having a positive attitude and being in better cardiovascular health in comparison to people who are more pessimistic. Researchers from the Universit...

How to eat healthy on a budget

August 14, 2014

One of the benefits of moving into an apartment is that you are completely in control of what you eat. If you gained the dreaded freshman 15 (give or take a few pounds), you might see this as an opportunity to start choosing healthier foods. While campus dining provides students with a variety of me...

How to stay ‘chill-free’ until winter break

December 4, 2013

Given that the first snowfall of the season has already passed, it’s the time of year for University students to bundle up, prepare for hazardous weather and stay healthy.  Upon coming to the University as a freshman from Athens, Greece, Michael Halkias said he has had to adjust to the chilly temper...