Healthy holiday tips

By Adam Zirchelbach

The holiday season is a time to be spent with family and friends indulging in delicious food and drink. This can make it hard, especially if you are trying to make healthier decisions and stay in shape. Here are a few ideas to help keep you on track.

Whenever you have the family breakfast or dinner, try to plan accordingly so you will only need to eat twice that day. For example, if your family eats lunch at 1 pm, you will probably eat breakfast and a late dinner but if you move the family lunch to a brunch around 11 am or 12 pm then you will only need to eat twice that day. This will significantly cut down your calorie in take that day.

Another great idea, that gets the whole family involved, is going for a walk. The best time might be after the main meal so you can have time to digest your food before dessert. Just getting out of the house and in the fresh air is worth it. Not only will you burn some calories but create conversation with family.

One option, which takes a little preparation, is to have prepared 3-4 days worth of healthy meals. That way when you get hungry, instead of snacking on the really delicious but unhealthy leftovers, you have a healthy option waiting to be warmed up.

For those who are of age, limiting the number of drinks you will consume will make for healthier choices. Drinks have a lot of fat and calories so by limiting yourself and choosing light beers will help you with your goals.

This is the holiday season and you should enjoy, so do not be worrying about how much food you eat during your family brunch or dinner, just enjoy.

Men’s basketball hopes talent and fan support will boost winning record

By Carli Whorton

The NCAA DII basketball season has started, and the Alderson Broaddus Men’s Basketball team is looking to build on a successful start.

The Battlers roster features several returning players and some talented newcomers. Expectations to do well are high for this team, according to sophomore guard, Malik Bocook. Continue reading “Men’s basketball hopes talent and fan support will boost winning record”

Swim team struggles and succeeds at Wooster Invitational

Members of the Battler swim team keep their heads above the water in this photograph taken at Alderson Broaddus University.  Katelyn Steigerwald celebrated a school record at a meet at The College of Wooster, December 1-3. 

By Abby Smith

Wednesday November 29, the Alderson Broaddus swim team travelled to Wooster, Ohio for their mid season meet. The team experienced a lot of highs and lows in the four days from breaking a school record to being disqualified from a relay event. Continue reading “Swim team struggles and succeeds at Wooster Invitational”

Are good causes in November too much of a good thing?

By Abby  Smith

November is the month for Prematurity Awareness, Alzheimer’s Awareness, Prostate Cancer Awareness, American Diabetes Awareness, International Survivors of Suicide Awareness, along with many other designations. Among those mentioned above, four have been promoted on campus mostly in the same week.

The various needs of good causes can be overwhelming, according to Sarah Reed a sophomore education major.

Continue reading “Are good causes in November too much of a good thing?”

Familiar face to lead study abroad in 2018

By Lora Owston

Alderson Broaddus University recently announced Dr. Irina V. Rodimtseva, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program, as the faculty leader for the 2018 Semester in Europe. Rodimtseva previously led the semester abroad during fall 2014, and this trip will mark Rodimtseva’s second year as faculty leader over the program. Continue reading “Familiar face to lead study abroad in 2018”