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Club supports students’ transition into career

Club supports students’ transition into career

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

The different speakers who come to most Pre-Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Club meetings offer volunteer and work experience to members while they go through their pre-nutrition studies. The main goal of the club is to help nutrition and exercise physiology majors with applications, help them find...

Personal trainer taught mom first

Personal trainer taught mom first

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen life editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

Kathy Iverson’s pain was excruciating and almost constant. She was overweight, she got around with a walker and her doctor just gave her medication. She had lost hope of ever living a comfortable, enjoyable life. With her two types of arthritis, diabetes and spinal stenosis, she was told exercise...

Full lemon provides essential nutrients

Full lemon provides essential nutrients

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Lemons contain high levels of vitamin C, which can boost the immune system and help prevent illness. One lemon contains approximately 31 milligrams of vitamin C, which is about 51 percent of daily intake based on a 2,000-calorie diet, according to the Healthline website. The high vitamin C c...

Body mindfulness lowers stress

Body mindfulness lowers stress

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

The way in which people carry their bodies under stress can affect physical and mental wellness. Kinesiology Club Co-President Jessica Beitner said there is a cause-and-effect relationship between stress and bodily reactions to it. “As college students,” she said, “coping with stress is something...

Incorporate sweet potatoes, increase nutrients

Incorporate sweet potatoes, increase nutrients

LATISHA JENSEN, Evergreen life editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of beta-carotene, which is what gives the potatoes their yellow and orange color, according to the Healthline website. The beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in our bodies, which is crucial for eye health. Deficiency can lead to eye damage that may ...

Americans lack necessary vitamins, minerals

Americans lack necessary vitamins, minerals

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Consuming supplements is one way to avoid nutrient deficiencies, although a well-balanced diet is more effective, WSU Dietician Alice Ma said. “In most cases though, you don’t absorb as much vitamins and minerals from supplements,” Ma said. “It’s easiest and much cheaper to get them from...

Dining hall celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Dining hall celebrates Dia de los Muertos

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Southside Cafe will host a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration with traditional Mexican cuisine, while displaying some of the holiday’s customs and typical decorations. The manager of WSU Dining Services approached Rafael Pruneda, the retention counselor of the Chicano/a Latino/a...

Fibrous seeds aid in weight loss, bowel function

Fibrous seeds aid in weight loss, bowel function

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Chia seeds have a high percentage of fiber and contain proteins that cause satiety, the feeling of fullness and satisfaction, registered dietician Jen Hathwell wrote on healthyeating.com. Fiber reduces inflammation, lowers cholesterol and helps regulate bowel functions. The minerals magnesi...

Grad student runs jiu-jitsu studio

Grad student runs jiu-jitsu studio

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Life, Photo of the week, Showcase, Wellness

Shane McFarland, owner of Mantis Martial Arts LLC and president of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club on campus, said he is doing what he loves by being a husband and father, owning a martial arts academy and pursuing a doctorate in prevention science. McFarland started jiu-jitsu in 2005 after quitting...

Learn mindfulness, reduce stress

Learn mindfulness, reduce stress

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

Registration is now open for the second annual Mindfulness Symposium where mindfulness, a concept and practice of the quality state of being conscious and aware, will be explored. Lydia Gerber, professor and facilitator of the event, said there is a lot of stress in our campus community and the symposium...

Club fundraises for animal-related issues

Club fundraises for animal-related issues

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

The Companion Animal Club gives students the opportunity to volunteer around the community and learn more about how to properly care for companion animals. Companion animals are typically cats, dogs, horses, reptiles, rabbits or other similar animals, according to their OrgSync page. Faculty adviser...

Versatile tree nuts good for snacking, desserts

Versatile tree nuts good for snacking, desserts

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health: Pecans are nutrient-dense nuts with a multitude of vitamins and minerals. In a single ounce, pecans have 30 percent of the total daily fat intake requirement. Of this, 6 grams are polyunsaturated and 12 monounsaturated, according to an article on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. Mono...