Cycling Studio Brings Wellness to Riverdale

by Samantha Walla, Production Manager  Riverdale isn’t the capital of trendy, health-conscious fitness facilities, but iLiv Cycling on W 238 St. is the first green spin studio that offers affordable cycling classes and acai bowls for the community without compromising on quality. After a period of construction, iLiv opened in July 2019 offering classes seven days a week in the morning and evening. Rates are $17 … Continue reading Cycling Studio Brings Wellness to Riverdale

Koru Mindfulness: An Escape from the Busyness of College

by Pete Janny, Managing and Sports Editor Koru Mindfulness arrived at Manhattan College this past fall and is expected to be a fixture on campus for a long time to come. Established several years ago at Duke University, Koru Mindfulness is a methodology designed to train college students about the fundamentals of breathing techniques, meditation, and visualization. Since the creation of the Center for Mindfulness in … Continue reading Koru Mindfulness: An Escape from the Busyness of College

New Smoking Policy Moves Smokers into Designated Areas

As the fall semester gets underway, members of the Manhattan College community will be met with a revised smoking policy on campus. On Aug. 18, Richard Satterlee, vice president of student life at Manhattan College, emailed students about a change to the school’s smoking policy. A committee comprised of students, faculty, administrators and staff voted to designate seven outdoor locations on campus where smoking will … Continue reading New Smoking Policy Moves Smokers into Designated Areas

The Freshman Files: Common Cold

Walking into my doctor’s office in August for my yearly physical I was in perfect health and ready to be shipped off to Manhattan College. So when my physician handed me a pack of Kleenex and warned me about college breeding as many germs as a kindergarten classroom, I shrugged it off. Except now I find it almost impossible to walk around campus or sit … Continue reading The Freshman Files: Common Cold

Center for Ethics Holds Lecture on Evidence–Based Health Care

“I have bated you all with this title,” Joshua Thomas, Ph.D. said to an audience of faculty and students in his lecture on evidence-based health care and its attack on the self last Wednesday. Evidence-based health care, also referred to as the outcomes movement, emphasizes the use of empirical evidence gained from trial research in order to make the best medical decisions possible. “Up until … Continue reading Center for Ethics Holds Lecture on Evidence–Based Health Care

The Healthy McDonald: MC’s Resident Nutritionist

BY: MONICA HORAN How many calories are contained in each gram of fat? What percentage of total deaths in the United States is linked to heart disease? How much soy should you eat each day to lower cholesterol levels? For students on campus feeling clueless about diet and nutrition, MC’s resident Dietician and Nutritionist Alexa McDonald is on campus with the answers to all of these questions and more. … Continue reading The Healthy McDonald: MC’s Resident Nutritionist