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Enjoy the wonders of spring by getting out of your bedroom

Staff Reporter Cole Yancey

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

Springtime has come, and while many of you will pass the time indoors in front of screens, others will have a desire to place their feet onto terra firma and breathe in the fresh spring air. Since I am a country boy at heart a...

Don’t go solo on fitness: reasons why a partner can help you

Managing Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

When it comes to getting fit it can be difficult to get started and even harder to stay on your goals.  It’s pretty hard to stay fit when you go it alone, but you don’t have to. Having a friend or family member join you on your f...

For your moderate madness, a mental break is the best medicine

Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

I found myself eating Caesar salad with my fingers today while power walking through Rhatigan Student Center. That’s right- Caesar salad and fingers. Got that mental image? Wonderful. I had just left the newsroom after leaving...

Additional tips to reducing stress

Staff Reporter Kassidee Lank

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

I waste a lot of money on magazines, so I happen to be an expert on experts’ recommendations for reducing stress. Proven methods include working out, keeping a journal and taking deep breaths. But here’s the thing: this st...

How to manage time in a stressful academic setting

Managing Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

Wichita State students have their hands full in their busy college lives—from managing fulltime class schedules to trying to fit time with friends into their evenings filled with studying and put off homework. Now with fina...

Reduce stress by planning early and staying healthy

Staff Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

With finals time rapidly approaching students are going to be staying up later, pounding energy drinks to stay awake, and eating junk food because there is no time to cook.  Don’t fall into this trap or you could cause yoursel...

Yoga and Pilates offer less stress, more sweat

Staff Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

While running, lifting weights and playing sports have traditionally been known as great ways to stay in shape, activities such as yoga and Pilates have certainly gained popularity in recent years despite the reputation of bei...

Get healthy with brain exercises

Staff Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

You can run 20 miles a day, eat like a rabbit and try your best to be healthy in all areas. But what many people overlook is the brain. I exercise my creative mind on a daily basis: story ideas, interview questions, writing killer ledes and pure...

Students left wanting more food options at WSU

Staff Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

While a lot of the students at Wichita State University live off campus, a significant number of students live on campus. A large portion of this statistic consists of students in their freshmen year and/or international stud...

Better living about happiness, not jean size

Staff Reporter

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

Too many people will read this guide and assume The Sunflower is telling you to work out and quit eating fatty foods. But it’s “Better Living,” not “Shed the Weight.” So remember that, because living better is really about b...

Better living, the Mr. Advice Man way

Life Expert Mr. Advice Man

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

Dear Mr. Advice Man, As the semester draws to a close, I find myself under a great deal of stress.  Major projects are coming due, professors are trying to squeeze too much material into too little time, and of course with war...

When being healthy becomes an obsessive problem

Managing Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under Better Living Guide

Every health expert will tell you that it is important to eat healthy foods, watch how much you eat, and to exercise regularly.  For some people this advice is taken so literally they border on the obsessive end of trying to get healthy. ...