Health and Fitness


Freshmen 15
Psst! Hey you. Have you heard about the..... FRESHMAN FIFTEEN. Da, da, dum.
The dreaded “Freshman 15” is the expression given to the general belief that majority of students new to the college scene gain at least 15 pounds their first year. This is a relatively controversial topic with one side protesting that this is a myth and the other end crying out that this is the truth. So which is it? Fact or fiction?
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Planning Your Workout on Campus
Working out is a great way to stay in shape! But every person has their own kind of workout they like to do, which includes time of day, place, and style. So here is a guide to finding what times are best for you depending on what kind of workout junkie you consider yourself! 
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Outdoor Adventure
If you love outdoor adventure, Southern is the place for you. Outdoor sports and recreation are so popular on our campus that we have a club dedicated to planning outings and events: the Southern Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP).
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Eating Healthy in College
Did you know that Southern Adventist University is among the top private universities in the entire country for student fitness? Our school is packed with fitness classes, athletic events, and intramurals sports—but when I went around asking students what they know about Southern’s nutrition movement, few had anything to say. The vision of wellness here at Southern should not only be defined by our physical fitness, but also by our mental, spiritual, emotional, and nutritional health. Step by step, we’re trying to create a complete culture of wellness at our beloved university. Let’s talk food.
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Making the Most of Spring Exercise
For many, spring means that it is finally time to get outside and again see the sun after the long and cold winter months. Alongside this comes the many opportunities to get creative and efficient with exercise. We often tend to think of exercise as something to be done in a gym or run on a monotonous trail of concrete that goes just around nowhere.
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Outdoors at Southern: Backpacking
I’m from California, really close to Yosemite. This summer I am going back and doing the John Muir Trail, which is a 220-mile backpacking trip. That’s my biggest trip, but I’m hoping to do a few smaller backpacking trips leading up to that. The John Muir Trail is going to be the biggest one I’ve ever done.
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