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Sept. 9: Activity expert to encourage students to stay healthy
September 8, 2016

By Brittni Willis, College of Education intern

jim-pivarnikPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students are invited to hear how to improve their quality of life at the university through physical activity and academic productivity during a talk at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Physical Education Building 136.

Why plus-size women turn to men’s exercise clothing
August 8, 2016

By Darin Watkins, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – A lack of fashion options has plus-size women turning to men’s exercise clothing. That’s the conclusion of a study at Washington State University recently published in the journal Fashion and Textiles.

Try out fitness classes for free Jan. 13-19
January 9, 2014


By Alex Schisel, University Recreation

PULLMAN, Wash. – CrossFit will join the more than 100 fitness classes per week offered by Washington State University Recreation for spring semester. Registration deadline is Jan. 19 and patrons may try out classes for free Jan. 13-19.

Messing about in boats
July 26, 2010



Photography by Tim Marsh, WSU University Relations


“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

That’s a line from the classic children’s book, “The Wind in the Willows.” I’m sure it was in the back of my mind when I signed up for the WSU Learn to Row program last summer.

Like Mole, a main character in the story, I was looking to get out more and messing about in boats seemed just the ticket.

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New look at health of older patients
January 21, 2008

Photos courtesy of the WSU Student Recreation Center.


As fitness guru Jack LaLanne, 91, advocated in his 1950s TV show, physical activity is key to maintaining lasting health and quality of life. Janet Purath, assistant professor in the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, hopes to re-emphasize that philosophy by adding functional fitness exams to routine health care visits for those over age 60.

“U.S. demographics show that by the year 2030 about 20 percent of the population will be over age 60,” said Purath, who also is a nurse practitioner. “Our goal … » More …

Learn to stay healthy this holiday season
November 28, 2007

PULLMAN – Learn how to eat healthy and reduce stress during the holiday season at an informative and interactive wellbeing workshop.

University Recreation is offering two workshops to allow participants to learn the perfect combination of exercise, nutrition, and stress management to turn this holiday season into the best it can be.  The workshop will be offered twice, with the first being held on Dec. 4 from 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in CUE 512 and the second being held on Dec.5 from 5:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Lighty 405. Registration ends Dec. 4.  Participants will receive a free healthy holiday cookbook.

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Healthy lifestyle can earn you cash
September 29, 2006

It’s no secret that unhealthy living habits are driving up the costs of health care for everyone — plans and families alike. Uniform Medical Plan (UMP) has implemented a new program to help keep the cost of medical care more affordable.  With UMP’s Health Counts! wellness program, you can earn points for healthy behaviors like getting preventive screenings, exercising and eating right. Once you score 100 points, UMP will mail you $30. Here’s what you do to earn your reward:• Register for Health Counts! by logging on to the UMP home page at• Click on “My Medical Account”• Log into your medical account. … » More …

Exercise, metabolism degree granted national accreditation
June 14, 2006

 SPOKANE – The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism (ExMet) degree program at Washington State University Spokane has been granted Developmental Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. ExMet is the only bachelor’s degree program in the nation to be endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and accredited by the American Dietetics Association (ADA).The only program of its kind in the Northwest, ExMet integrates the study of exercise and nutrition, focusing on biological and social/psychological interrelationships and their effect on the health of individuals.Students completing this unique undergraduate degree are eligible to … » More …