Health

Ava Connolly and Lee Blachly prepare for National Physique Committee competition

By on Monday, Feb. 10 at 11:48 am.

Dead lifting 165 pounds is nothing out of the ordinary for Ava Connolly, though it’s not something many might expect from this 5-foot-2-inch sophomore. She hits the gym like many other students on campus. However, she does so for an unexpected reason: Connolly is motivated by her bodybuilding career. “So many people are like, ‘That’s crazy,’”she said. […]


UO Counseling and Testing Center to host All Sizes Fit, a weeklong body awareness campaign

By on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6:20 pm.

The University Counseling and Testing Center kicks off All Sizes Fit this week, a campaign focused on positive body image and health at all sizes. “It is an important (issue) to discuss, especially on a college campus,” said Elizabeth Asta, counseling center psychologist. Asta holds an interest in the area of body image concern and […]


CCare, Oregon’s free contraceptive program, is one of UO’s best kept secrets

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8:55 pm.

By Laura Hanson Like many students at the University of Oregon, Marissa Tomko didn’t know about Oregon Contraceptive Care, Oregon’s free contraception program, until a friend told her. The program is offered to United States citizens living in Oregon making less than $2,394 a month and offers free condoms, birth control, pregnancy and STD testing, […]


Fitness: Exercise indoors or outdoors?

By on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10:43 am.

Whether students decide to exercise in a gym by running on the treadmill or outdoors on the dirt path, there are limitations to each environment that the wise fitness devotee is encouraged to acknowledge and embrace. Owner of Eugene Bootcamp, Guy Urioste believes the outdoors create an alternative playground for a unique fitness regime and […]


Sleep deprivation and its effects on the brain

By on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10:38 am.

College students are constantly faced with common causes of sleep deprivation, such as stress and anxiety, all night study sessions, interrupted sleep and eating patterns and exposure to alcohol and drug abuse. Many students have accepted these causes as unavoidable and simply continue on with the same sleep patterns. For Brett Kane, sophomore at the […]


Try these gourd-geous pumpkin recipes

By on Friday, Oct. 25 at 2:06 pm.

Looking to pump up your pumpkin party and impress your pumpkin-pumped party people? Bunnies, Mileys, superheroes and giant angry birds alike, will unanimously approve of these sweetly spiced, homemade munchie foods. First: Pumpkin Puree This puree will serve as the pumpkin flavoring and texturizing agent for all following recipes: Cut  just the top off of […]


What happens when my breast touches a stuffed animal? The Health Center’s SexPositive App knows

By on Friday, Oct. 4 at 4:10 pm.

The University of Oregon Health Center understands that health is an important aspect of student life and has therefore created an app called SexPositive that can be downloaded onto your smart phone. SexPositive, which was originally called O Spot, is designed to inform users about S.T.I. risks, communication with sex partners and sexual concerns. The […]


Personal trainers at the Student Rec Center — What’s it all about, anyway?

By on Monday, Sep. 30 at 1:48 pm.

At the fingertips of University of Oregon students lies an abundance of resources. From the university writing center to one-on-one counseling, students have a variety of opportunities to improve their academic performance and their lives. Among these resources is a hidden gem — an opportunity for students to benefit their health and wellness through various […]


Autumn is here and it’s time to warm up with these fall comfort foods

By on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:49 am.

Autumn is in and last season’s bikini bod now lies beneath layers of fleecy, rain-resistant warmth. Trade in the spinach smoothies and accompany the crunchy leaves with these sure-to-please fall food favorites: EAT: Peach praline french toast — Coax your roomies out of bed with this kitchen-livening, warm breakfast treat: Combine four eggs, a splash of […]


Health: From sunscreen to proper hydration, remember to take care of yourself over the summer

By on Sunday, Jun. 23 at 2:59 pm.

Although it hasn’t felt much like it thus far, what with all the rain, summer is the season of fun. Spending time outdoors, adventuring to new places and having a good time with friends and family make up the definition of summer to many of us. It’s important to make sure that while we are […]


Health: Organic cosmetics add to the popularity of organic products

By on Tuesday, Jun. 4 at 10:53 pm.

Over the past few years there has been a surge in the production and consumption of organic products. Not only are organic vegetables and food products seen more and more in supermarkets across the country, organic skin and hair care products have been on the rise, and for good reason, too. Many of common chemical-based […]