Live Well

Keeping Up With Cardio

Have you ever wanted to begin a cardio routine but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you already have developed a habit, but don’t know if you are getting the most out of it? If you find yourself in this situation, we have some great recommendations to improve your health benefits through this form of exercise. 

According to The Department of Health and Human Services, there are a couple of methods we can use to reap maximum benefits.

Keeping Cool on Campus

At the beginning of the fall semester here at ASU, temperatures outside are scorching. That doesn’t stop us students from traversing the hot outdoors to get from class to class. This kind of heat can be no joke, especially when it is over 100 degrees—spending extended time outdoors at this temperature can cause heat exhaustion for even the most seasoned of desert dwellers. The Mayo Clinic states that these are the symptoms of heat exhaustion you’ll need to keep an eye out for:

Forks Up, Masks Up

As the pandemic continues to affect our lives, it can sometimes be frustrating to keep adhering to CDC guidelines. However, in order to prevent COVID-19 variants from progressing and causing lockdown procedures, it’s important to get vaccinated and mask up whenever you are in a public space, including all across campus. This way, we can show we care about the safety and wellbeing of our fellow Sun Devils and make sure we aren’t contributing to a rise in cases. If you’re still on the fence, here are some facts about mask-wearing that may sway you.

Devils in Depth: Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison is a junior at the Polytechnic campus going for their Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a certificate in Sustainable Food Systems.  In addition to attending classes, Kathleen also works as a mortician.

Kathleen was seeking full-time employment after their departure from the military when they stumbled across a position as a removal technician for National Funeral Home in Falls Church, Virginia.  Essentially, removal technicians are “those who retrieve deceased people.” 

Devils in Depth: Renuka Vemuri

Meet rising junior Renuka Vemuri, the newly elected president of the Undergraduate Student Government Downtown (USGD) and driven ASU student. As a Medical Studies major (she’s also pursuing a minor in Nutrition & Healthy Living), Renuka is following her dream in pursuing a career in healthcare.

5 Tips for Surviving an Arizona Summer

Arizona is warm and sunny all year round. However, temperatures can get hot in the summer. The summer heat can be especially difficult for those who didn’t grow up in Arizona. Keep reading to learn five tips on how to survive an Arizona summer.

The Handmaid’s Tale’s Fourth Season is Hopeful

While Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a depressing—although, nonetheless, important—show, the fourth season, which released its first three episodes on April 28th, feels different. Keep reading if you want to find out why. However, please note that there will be some spoilers.

After successfully freeing eighty-six children from Gilead’s clutches in season three, June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) is now on the road and embracing an active role in taking down Gilead. Furthermore, the Waterfords are serving time for their heinous acts, so there is a sense of hope amongst all the despair.

Devils in Depth: Amanda Mae Dielman

Amanda Mae Dielman has overcome the incredible challenge of moving across the country and starting college in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to pursue her passion for interior design and make Arizona her new home.

Coping with Anxiety

College can be anxiety-inducing even under normal circumstances. As we navigate the continuing impacts of the pandemic and begin the gradual transition back to campus, it remains incredibly important to take care of our mental health and emotional wellbeing. Here are some helpful strategies to manage stress and cope with anxiety. 

In the Moment

Exciting New Marvel Movies on the Rise

Marvel Studios announced release dates for its next 10 movies, with dates ranging from later this year all the way to 2023. Many fan-favorites appear among the list, including Black Panther, Spider-Man, and more!

Several of the film, Including “Black Widow” and “Eternals” were set to come out much earlier, but their release dates were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.