Category: Health

Fitness Friday: Benefits to weight lifting for women

Fitness Friday: Benefits to weight lifting for women

It is an accepted fact by most people in today’s society that routine exercise is good for one’s health. While there are many types of exercise, one that seems to be skipped over by many women is weight training or lifting. Several common reasons appear when asking around for why more women are prone to...

What it means to be vegan

What it means to be vegan

The concept of being vegetarian, maintaining a diet that does not include meat, is fairly well known today. A similar, but less known, diet is known as being vegan. Following a vegan diet and lifestyle is different than a vegetarian one because being vegan goes beyond just avoiding meat. Vegans do not consume or use...

Spring semester fitness classes

Spring semester fitness classes

Fitness classes are back for spring semester, offered at no cost for current Wright State students. A group fitness pass is required for all other participants. The classes are offered at varying times throughout the week and in a variety of different class formats. The line-up of classes is different than what was offered in...

Fitness Friday: Total Body Circuit

Fitness Friday: Total Body Circuit

  Circuit training is an easy way to increase your overall fitness level and work all the important body parts. Unlike running or cycling, circuit training allows you to incorporate strength training with small amounts of cardio. For this week’s Fitness Friday, we have an easy circuit that can be completed on your own. If...

Fitness Friday: Cycling routine with music

Fitness Friday: Cycling routine with music

Indoor cycling, often referred to as spinning, is a form of exercise that focuses on endurance, strength and resistance. Cycling helps improve your heart health, as well as shed fat. The intervals and changes in resistance used in cycling are very effective for weight loss and they boost the body’s muscle endurance. For this week’s...

Fitness Friday: Boo-ty challenge

Fitness Friday: Boo-ty challenge

We are not skipping leg day for this week’s Fitness Friday. It is important to work all parts of the body, even those we may sometimes forget. This week we have a seven-day fitness challenge that focuses on an all-important body part: the booty. Not only is this a powerful part of the body, useful...

Fitness Friday – 13-minute exercise

Fitness Friday – 13-minute exercise

In order to stay in shape and be healthy you have to dedicate time to working out. If you are working or taking classes, it may be hard to find that time in your busy schedule. According to recent research in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, you may only need to exercise for...

Fitness Friday: Seven days of fitness

Fitness Friday: Seven days of fitness

  It is important to stay active and fit but at times it can be hard to know where to start and even harder to take that initial step to get yourself going. Short-term goals can be beneficial for those who struggle to get started on a workout plan and stick with it. One way...

Five exercises you can do anywhere

Five exercises you can do anywhere

It is important to stay fit while in school but sometimes it seems impossible to get to the gym between assignments and classes. These exercises allow you to still feel productive and get a workout in even when you cannot leave your small dorm, office or apartment. Planks To get a good ab workout, hold...