Smokers quit to improve their health and air for others

Published 12/1/16

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Cecilia Wantland, TNE Writer

According to the American Heart Association, smoking is related to lung cancer and can cause heart disease, stroke and other chronic lung diseases. Smoking can also increase one’s risk for cancer of the bladder, throat and mouth, kidneys, cervix and pancreas. Cigarettes contain more than 5,000 chemicals, and hundreds of them are dangerous to human health. Many of these chemicals are linked to causing cancer.

Caffeine addiction plagues America

Published 11/28/16

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Hannah Nielsen, TNE Writer

Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive drug in the world, and it is especially popular in the United States. Reportedly, 80 percent of adults in America admit to consuming caffeine daily, according to the Food and Drug Administration. However, many are unaware of caffeine’s addictive properties and the side effects it may bring.

Water offers health benefits for the body

Published 11/15/16

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Kasidee Webb, TNE Writer

Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to keep the body healthy. The body is composed of about 70 percent water. Water plays an essential role in the functioning of the circulatory, respiratory, excretory and nervous systems, along with metabolic reactions, maintenance of skin components and a prevention of a number of disorders. Water provides fluid balance by helping transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature and digest food. The body loses water through breathing, sweating and digestion. It is vital to rehydrate.

FIT offers affordable fitness options

Published 9/22/16

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Hannah Nielsen, TNE Writer

Trying to stay healthy and fit in college can be challenging to many students. Common excuses for why people do not work out include: not enough time, not enough money for a gym membership and not knowing what to do on the machines at the gym. The NSU RiverHawk Wellness Center offers a different approach to staying fit by offering a variety of fitness classes completely free for students.


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