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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Top 7 Kent State workouts

Madison Goerl, Reporter April 21, 2022

Exercise rates have continued to drop even after a 2018 study that found only 23% of adults in the U.S. meet physical activity guidelines. With a rise in nationwide obesity rates, the U.S. faces a greater...

Kent Running2bWell group.

Running2bWell resumes outdoor in-person meetups, regaining participation

Anthony Elder Reporter May 2, 2021

Running2bWell resumed in-person meetups on March 15. The return follows several months of Zoom meetings and lowered participation. Now, the organization sees many people returning and operates similarly...

Exercise infographic

How exercise can benefit mental health

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 30, 2021

Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall...

Running2bWell plans to begin meeting again once COVID-19 numbers are down.

Running2bWell helps people work toward recovery through fitness

Anthony Elder Reporter February 19, 2021

Running2bWell is a nonprofit organization that uses running groups and fitness activities to help people in recovery for addiction as well as some dealing with mental illness. The organization was founded...

Kent State CHAARG members enjoy coffee after a “Friday Fuel” walk/run.

Kent State CHAARG adapts to new environment, connecting and providing workouts to members virtually

Kenzie Johnston Reporter February 7, 2021

Even with the new virtual environment, Kent State CHAARG has continued to provide workouts, socials and the ability to connect with others to members during COVID-19. CHAARG is a national organization...

Nike Run Club

Staying fit in college during the pandemic and winter months

Megan Medfisch Health and Fitness reporter October 5, 2020

With winter approaching and an expected increase in COVID-19 cases, students can stay healthy from home through campus virtual services and online applications.While health precautions are taken in gyms,...

Working out when you can’t go out

Hannah Burkey Reporter April 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced regular gym goers to switch up their routines with home workouts.“The virus has definitely changed my workout routine,” said Olivia Pushak, a senior exercise science...

Competitive lifters set up shop in Kent

Hannah Burkey Reporter February 2, 2020

Kent Barbell Club, a gym owned by two competitive powerlifters, is raising the bar in Kent with a distinct, competitive and motivational style.Kent Barbell Club opened on May 4, 2019 in the heart of downtown...

Exercise, sleep can help with avoiding the freshman 15

Sarah Arnold Rec and Fitness reporter September 30, 2019

Meal plans, late nights and open dining halls can lead to poor health choices, but there are many ways you can avoid unwanted pounds and stay sharp during the semester. According to the Mental Health...

Opinion: Three tips for back-to-school personal health

Mica Pflug August 27, 2017

One of the most important parts of getting into the swing of things in college is developing a routine for your daily personal care.One thing you can do to help with this includes establishing healthy...

Brothers Bob and Will Blair stand next to their bodybuilding championship trophy on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

Bodybuilder brothers reshape lives through challenging sport

Rachel Duthie February 1, 2017

There was a time where Will Blair couldn't walk.After suffering a dirt bike accident his senior year of high school, he developed Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (antibiotic-resistant Staph)...

Lilian Kolodziej, the instructor, leads her SilverSneakers class in an exercise on Friday, April 29, 2016. The group meets every Friday morning for cardio and weight lifting workouts.

SilverSneakers benefits more than just health

Brianna Figley May 3, 2016

When Harold Williams, an emeritus professor of economics, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he knew his life was going to change. Exercise was not only recommended, it was a necessity. He turned...

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