General Gym Etiquette

By Ryan Brooks Going to the gym for the first time should be an exciting experience. It is the start to a journey of achieving your goals and ultimately improving your overall health. But for many, it is often a scary time. Going to the gym for the first time, you might feel like you […]

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Week 6 Presentation 2015 – Justin Wren

Justin discussed the change in his mindset from fighting for himself to fighting for others. What areas in your life can you begin to look to empower others, focusing on their needs first?

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Week 2 Presentation 2015 – Dr. Joshua Landis

Dr. Landis presented an excellent historical examination and update to the crisis in Syria. Through our discussion in class, it is clear that the current Syrian crisis provides a challenge to international policy makers around the world, including the United States. Imagine again, that you are the chief foreign policy analyst for the US President. […]

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Lifting Weights Teaches Life Skills

by: Lauren Clonts There are so many productive things that you can do during your breaks that you have throughout the day other than play Candy Crush, scroll on your Facebook for 30-45 minutes or take a nap on your lunch break. There is one thing that you can do that can totally improve your […]

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Staying Fit on Vacation

by: Shelby Winrow With summer just around the corner, many people are going to start traveling soon. It can be hard to stay fit while you’re enjoying a vacation. There can be a many temptations, but there are ways to fight them off.  If you work out on a regular basis, don’t let travel get […]

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Benefits of Walking

by: Taylor Mogg For most people it’s hard to get started on being fit. Being fit doesn’t just mean being in the gym for hours at a time. Unfortunately, that’s not for a lot of people. Luckily, physical activity doesn’t have to be complicated. There are so many health benefits for just walking. The temperature […]

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Jump Around

By: Ashton Smith When I think about jump roping, I think about how much I loved it as a child. Now as an adult, my outlook towards it couldn’t be any different. I remember always playing at recess jumping to double dutch or in P.E. class participating in Jump Rope for Heart. I keep asking […]

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Reasons To Throw Your Scale Away

By: Lauren Clonts While going through the Employee Wellness Program have you realized that your clothes are fitting a little looser and you feel like your slimming down, but when you step on the scale to see how much weight you have lost you are disappointed? You believe you should be losing all of this […]

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TWEET VIA @DONBETZ: The Economist | Bombings in Brussels: The new norm…

The Economist | Bombings in Brussels: The new normal economist.com/news/leaders/2… via @TheEconomist

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5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

by: Patrick Limon Even though hiring a personal trainer can be expensive, there are many reasons why it is worth your time and money. Accountability We always assume that if we toss our workout clothes in our gym bag and put them in the car that we will definitely go to the gym when our […]

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TWEET VIA @DONBETZ: From The Economist Espresso: Betting on freedom: O…

From The Economist Espresso: Betting on freedom: Obama in Cuba econ.st/1pUQS0V

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TWEET VIA @DONBETZ: Obama Arrives in Cuba, Heralding New Era After Dec…

Obama Arrives in Cuba, Heralding New Era After Decades of Hostility – NYTimes.com mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/wor…

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Get in the Zone, The Fat Burn Zone

by: Ashton Smith The prevalence of overweight persons and obesity in the United States has been rising exponentially in recent years. Health guidelines recommended dietary changes with increases in physical activity. With loss of body fat as the primary objective, exercise that optimizes metabolism of fat has been key. The fat burning zone seems to […]

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