Health

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Misconceptions about food

September 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

There are a ton of misconceptions about which foods are healthy and which are not. Nutrition myths rise and fall as new diet or eating trends become popular through mainstream media. Some foods, however, may not be so bad for you after all, like chocolate, artificial sweeteners, and red meat. […]

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SMU is offering flu shots beginning on Sept. 25 through Oct. 24. (flufactors.com)

Avoiding the flu

September 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

Every year, the flu and other viral infections plague colleges across campus. SMU is no exception. You probably have a friend or at least know someone who’s sick right now. NPR estimates that 1 out of every 4 college students in America will get the flu each year. Being sick […]

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Avoiding the “Freshman 15″

September 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

For many first-years, adjusting to a college lifestyle that correctly balances classes, social activities and work is extremely difficult. For many students, emphasis is placed onto their social life. For others, their academics take priority. However, nearly everyone has heard of and is worried about the “Freshman 15.” The Freshman […]

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Fitness trackers dominating the market

Fitness trackers dominating the market

September 7, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

Fitness trackers are a broad term for the sleek, easy-to-use devices that claim to help lead people to a healthier lifestyle. They connect to simple iPhone or Android applications that collect data over time on daily activities. Fitness trackers have been on the rise recently with the resurgence of the […]

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Amanda Kovach leads the Pure Barre Allen team. Kovach is in the center of the photo. (Courtesy of purebarre.com)

Alumna opens Pure Barre franchise

August 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

SMU alumna Amanda Kovach, ’11, went from crunching numbers to crunching abs when she left a consulting job to open her own Pure Barre franchise in Allen, Texas.

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Negative influences of technology

Negative influences of technology

August 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Wake up, turn over, grab phone, check Facebook, update Twitter, upload photo to Instagram, Snapchat a friend: the normal morning of an American teenager. The 21st century is a time when the Internet and technology rule. According to a report by Mary Meeker, there will be an estimated eight zettabytes […]

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Increasing sleep deprivation rates harm students’ health

Increasing sleep deprivation rates harm students’ health

May 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

An estimated 33 percent of college students get sufficient sleep while school is in session—meaning the majority of student are sleep deprived. But if students don’t snooze, they could lose more than they would expect. Here is the truth about what happens to the body when one doesn’t get enough sleep, starting from the first night.

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FDA tames growing e-cigarette industry with new rules

FDA tames growing e-cigarette industry with new rules

April 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

E-cigarettes, which some say are the safer alternative to smoking or a first step to kicking the habit are about to experience some serious changes due to the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed regulations.

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Five reasons why Dallas might be bad for people’s health

Five reasons why Dallas might be bad for people’s health

April 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

No city in America is perfect, and each has area-specifc problems that effect the health of their residents. Everything from air pollution and communicable diseases to obesity rates and substance abuse are health issues for cities.

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Other countries are living longer than most Americans

Other countries are living longer than most Americans

April 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Although Americans are living longer, we aren’t living as long as people in other countries.

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