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Doing work outside proves healthier

Doing work outside proves healthier

Micah Porter

September 17, 2020

With the onset of COVID-19 ruining the academic and social plans of thousands of students across the globe, the return to a college campus has meant a return to normalcy and routine. While Wake Forest is lucky to be included in the limited number of colleges offering a return to campus, this good fortune ...

Staying active despite gym closures

Staying active despite gym closures

Khushi Arya

September 10, 2020

We’re two weeks into the semester and as the workload is picking up, so are our excuses to be lazy. Everyone is well aware that exercising supports cognitive functioning, boosts immunity, strengthens cardiovascular functioning and improves mental health. Despite these tremendous benefits, sometime...

Quarantine Workouts To Help Improve Your Mind And Body

Minnesota United defender Michael Boxall ran around Bde Maka Ska last month to stay in shape without team workouts.

Lindsay Hayden

April 13, 2020

With the world turned practically upside-down, it can be hard to feel like we have control over anything these days. Despite continued uncertainty, one thing we can control is the way we treat ourselves while we stay at home. People everywhere have turned to at-home fitness to kill time, relieve stress...

How To Make Mental Health A Priority

How To Make Mental Health A Priority

Alexandra Karlinchak

February 13, 2020

Well, it’s officially that time in the semester again. It’s the “not-quite-midterms-yet-but-also-there-are-four-exams-shoved-into-a-three-day-period-before-the-drop-date” point, and it is safe to say that the student body is feeling the pressure. Balancing academics, extracurriculars, finances, h...

Intuitive Eating Is Another Mindset For Healthy Living

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Madison Zehmer

August 30, 2018

Like many first-year students, I went into my first semester at Wake Forest absolutely terrified of gaining the “freshman fifteen.” I let that fear dictate what I ate and how I related to food and my body. Read More »...

Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects

Ketogenic Diet Delivers Unhealthy Side Effects

Ethan Bahar

April 19, 2018

There is recent scientific consensus that diets generally do not work as effective weight loss strategies. Yes, you will likely lose weight at the beginning of a diet, but statistics show that over 95 percent of dieters will regain at least all of the weight that they lose in one to five years. Fortunat...

Plant-Based Eating is Simple on Campus

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Olivia Field

March 22, 2018

Whenever I tell people that I’ve been vegan for almost five years, I often receive one of two responses: “Wow, I can’t even go one day without meat,” or “Oh, so do you only eat grass or something?” Read More »...

How to: Get Creative with Kale

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David Ajamy

February 22, 2018

A telling sign that a specific food is popular is when you can walk across a college campus and see the food’s name on a piece of attire. That, or if, when browsing Instagram, every recipe has the item in it. I am specifically talking about kale — it’s  kind of a big deal right now, not just in...

Weight Loss Resolutions are not the Answer

Weight Loss Resolutions are not the Answer

Madison Zehmer

January 25, 2018

Weight loss resolutions are an inevitable part of the New Year. Although often well-meaning, these resolutions are usually unsuccessful, as 95 percent of diets ultimately fail. In addition, weight loss methods can have dangerous consequences. Read More »...

It is important to be safe while celebrating New Year’s

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Becky Swig

December 31, 2017

New Year’s is a world-wide celebrated event, with those from all over the world counting down to midnight. Always a fun and exciting event, New Year’s comes with some safety concerns, but there are ways to ensure that safety isn’t sacrificed for the sake of fun. I love celebrating ringing in the New Year, ...

A Blooming Paradise Just Across the Road

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David Ajamy

December 3, 2017

While not every student has a green thumb, any student can grow one with Campus Garden. Campus Garden allows students to see the growing process first hand, see the beauty of farming and the blossoming of community. Read More »...

Norwegian company reuses coffee grounds

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Charlie Engel

October 19, 2017

In the city of Oslo, Norway lives a creative businesswoman named Siri Mittet. Read More »

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