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Be Healthy: New links made in obesity studies

By Devin Crudup   Obesity has become an epic issue that has driven the need for preventative care.   Although obesity affects all Americans, the root of African American obesity stands out. According to the Office of Minority Health, 70 percent of black men are overweight or obese, as well as 80 percent of black women. Due to this overwhelming ...

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Be Healthy: College students smoke despite health risks

Cigarette smoking is becoming increasingly popular among college age students around the nation– even here at VSU.   Even though we pay it no mind (unless you happen to sit next to the guy that smells like a pack of cigarettes) campus is full of students smoking.   According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) one third ...

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Staying healthy over the holidays

Don’t let your hard work in the gym go to waste this holiday season. Whether you are going home or traveling with family for the holidays, make sure you don’t overdo it. There’s a way to enjoy the festivities but not also relapsing into bad habits. Don’t put yourself back at square one—remain disciplines and plan ahead. We all know ...

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Be Healthy: Easy home workouts

Let’s face it—between classes and work we don’t always have enough time to make it to the gym. And when we do manage to squeeze in the time, the gym is packed and we end up waiting twenty minutes for the next available treadmill or bench. For days like this it’s helpful to keep a back up workout handy. This ...

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Be Healthy: Fitness myths

Three Fitness Myths   There are tons of fitness and health myths floating around that mislead those who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. It is important to be properly educated and not fall victim to false myths that can hinder your from your fitness goals. Here are three myths that are commonly believed, but are not true.   ...

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Fuel your day with food

Two o’clock hits and you’re ready for a nap–problem is you still have two more classes to attend followed by a five hour shift at your job. How are you going to make it through the day? The answer is food. What you eat can boost your energy levels and even help you avoid that blah 2:00 feeling all together. ...

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Weight training can maximize fat loss

Weight training, or resistance training, is sometimes over looked and out shadowed by its counterpart– cardiovascular training. It is important to have a healthy balance of the two when exercising. Weight training has many short term as well as long term health benefits that can support your healthy lifestyle. This article will outline some of the benefits of resistance training ...

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Eating healthy on a college budget

Greetings Blazer Nation,   I’m Devin Crudup, the newest addition to the Spectator family. I’ll be bringing you a weekly dose of healthy eating and exercise tips via the new Be Healthy column. The topics discussed in this column will range from weight lifting, to recipes, all geared towards students. I’m currently a senior here at VSU majoring in exercise ...

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