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Seasonal affective disorder causes wintertime depression

Seasonal affective disorder causes wintertime depression

Mariah Inman, Evergreen reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under Life, Wellness

The weather is getting colder and the sky darker. For some people with seasonal affective disorder, this time of year may affect their mental and physical health. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that correlates with the changing of seasons throughout the year. According to...

Juice cleansing may rid food of nutrition

Juice cleansing may rid food of nutrition

Sydney Brown, Evergreen life editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Life, Wellness

The new year marks the beginning of many health trends, as people attempt to fulfill the common resolution of losing weight. Juice cleansing remains a popular method of achieving this, but it may not be the most effective. Mintel’s 2014 study “Diet Trends” revealed 20 percent of adults attempting...

Pomegranates offer many health benefits

Pomegranates offer many health benefits

Sydney Brown, Evergreen life editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Life, Wellness

Health Pomegranates are known for their abundance of vitamins, some of which prevent cell damage and can reduce inflammation. According to Medical News Today, pomegranates contain more than 40 percent of the required daily amount of vitamin C. Pomegranate juice is the best way to receive vitam...

Local therapists often have long waiting periods

Local therapists often have long waiting periods

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Life, Wellness

Local facilities support mental health needs of the WSU community, especially during this stressful time of year. Michelle Miller, the counselor of Mainspring Counseling in Pullman, said she sees an influx of patients when the season changes and there are heavier workloads. “Anxiety comes from...

Learning to assess mental health

Learning to assess mental health

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase, Wellness

Resident advisers and residential education directors at WSU undergo training to learn how to appropriately assess mental health situations they may encounter on the job. Brandon Brackett, WSU assistant director of Residence Life, said RAs and REDs are taught to document and confront situations and issu...

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...