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Student jams to Zumba with smiles

Zumba has officially swept the nation. Becoming a popular craze over the last few years, Zumba has become popular in gyms and private studios around the U.S. VSU’s Campus Recreation offers students the chance to get the great culture and exercise that Zumba provides. Sophomore fashion design major, DeAnna Dahmer, also a retail management major, is passionate about her job ...

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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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‘TakeOver’ brings HIV/AIDS awareness to VSU campus

With World Aids Day this Saturday, VSU HEROs has staged a ‘TakeOver’ on campus to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS prevention. Working with Student Health and the South Health District, VSU HEROs will provide free HIV testing for students, faculty and staff today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the U.C. VSU HERO, which stands for Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out ...

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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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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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Counseling Center hosts self-awareness seminar

 Self- awareness. Clarity. Serenity. These were the lessons taught during the “Mastering Self- Awareness” seminar hosted by the Counseling Center on Tuesday. The seminar was organized by Dr. Leah McMillan, the assistant director of the VSU Counseling Center, who has worked at the center for over seven years. “My professional and personal experiences revealed the need for a seminar at ...

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Ride continues for Blazer bikers

For students who enjoy cycling, whether for sport or recreation, Blazer Cycling is looking for interested members.  Blazer Cycling began in spring of 2009 with Jessica Avra, who left to join the Marine Corps.  She then handed over the club to president Ed Rollins and vice president Austin Sullivan.   “She had contacted me and Ed knowing that we were ...

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Moving for Music! 5K Race and Fun Run held Saturday

Advertisements are buzzing about the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) event “Moving for Music,” a 5K run and Fun Run, set for Saturday on the Front Lawn. The third annual “Moving for Music,” consists of a 5K race and a Fun Run, where participants who cannot run the 5K can still partake in a one-mile run. Registration for this event begins ...

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Campus Wellness Committee raises heart health awareness

VSU’s Campus Wellness Committee held a Healthy Heart Luncheon on Tuesday, in awareness of Heart Month, to teach staff and students the risk factors of heart disease and precautions against it. “Campus Wellness based this seminar off of its original program “Go Red for Women,” Rebecca Murphy, current committee chair, said. “We started as a group of faculty and students ...

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