Tag Archives: healthy

The Consumer Conundrum: Purchasing Meat

Consumer concern over animal welfare and sustainability has generated a plethora of food options aimed at meeting this growing market. With so much variety, even simple choices like what to buy at the grocery store can be difficult for shoppers trying to make the “right” decision. There are very few federal regulations which deal with animal welfare. One of these ... Read More »

Organization Hosts Portage County Night Hike in Plover

Active Portage County hosted a night hike for Portage County in Plover. On Saturday, Oct. 7 people could participate in a noncompetitive walk of four, eight or twelve miles on the Tomorrow State River nature trail. Active Portage County’s website said Moonwalk Wisconsin is hosted on the weekend closest to the full moon in the month of October. “Moon Walk ... Read More »

Hungry Students Try Cooking for Change

The semester’s last Cooking for Change was held on Tuesday, May 2.  The workshop wrapped up a semester long project geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of nutrition. The workshops started as a pilot program, and are put on by the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, which partnered with the Student Health Advocate Committee. The Student Health Advocate Committee was ... Read More »

Trot To a Healthier Thanksgiving This Year

Avoid the Thanksgiving bloat this year by participating in the annual Turkey Trot. This non-competitive and family-focused race will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24 at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point. The Turkey Trot is organized by Portage County Can, or PC Can, which encourages the Stevens Point Community to balance nutrition and activity. The vision of PC ... Read More »

Speaker Enlightens Community On Power of Self-Compassion

Dr. Kristin Neff spent an entire day educating students, community members, teachers and staff on how self-compassion may be the answer to some of life’s greatest challenges. “My life is pretty much devoted to self-compassion, to writing about it, researching it and teaching people how to practice it in their lives,” Neff said. Throughout the workshop, attendees were asked to ... Read More »

Is Stress Good for the Mind and Body?

Stress can be synonymous with the final weeks of college. Many students have upcoming deadlines for papers, projects and of course studying for finals on top of other commitments. Being a college student requires enduring a significant amount of stress, especially during the end of semester. Stress has been linked to many diseases and changes in physiological functions. According to ... Read More »