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April 30, 2012

The idea of cycling as a mode of transportation may seem absurd to some, but to several Ole Miss students, it is the most convenient and productive way of travel.

 

The idea of cycling as a mode of transportation may seem absurd to some, but to several Ole Miss students, it is the most convenient and productive way of travel.

Not only is biking a great form of exercise, but with gas prices in today’s economy, a bike may be a wise investment. In March of last year, Annalyn Censky of CNN reported that Mississippi families spend at least $402 per month or 13.2 percent of their income on gas. 

February 29, 2012

We are often obsessed with the next great diet or approach to health and fitness.

 

We are often obsessed with the next great diet or approach to health and fitness.

This piece, however, takes a look at the physical and psychological benefits of a holistic approach to health that has been in existence for more than 3,000 years.

Yoga, a practice classified as a “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” by the National Institutes of Health, was championed by Catherine Woodyard, a UM exercise science professor who practices and promotes yoga due to its healing benefits.

November 9, 2011

For at least 30 of every 365 days, cyclists will have a reason to feel safe when they ride around the streets of Oxford.

 

For at least 30 of every 365 days, cyclists will have a reason to feel safe when they ride around the streets of Oxford.

Mayor “Pat” Patterson and the Oxford Board of Aldermen have announced that November is now Bicycle Safety Enforcement Month. 

During this month, the Oxford and University Police Departments will be cracking down on bicycle safety enforcement. 

The idea came out of the Pathways Commission and was announced at the Nov. 1 board meeting. 

October 26, 2011

Meditation is often thought of as a practice belonging solely to Eastern religions. However, most religions have some form of meditation practice.
Today, there is evidence of meditation being a healthy practice for all, especially those of us who are overwhelmed by school and work.  
To meditate, one must simply clear his or her mind, breathe deeply and relax; it’s about learning to focus on the present instead of living in the past or the future.
There are many different forms of meditation.  

October 23, 2011

Be sure to take extra caution when driving to work or campus Wednesday morning, as the sidewalks become cluttered with elementary- and middle-school children walking to school.

The Oxford School District, in association with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the city of Oxford, the Lafayette-Oxford-University Pathways Commission and the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, is providing a “Safe Route to School” every Wednesday to help promote healthy alternatives to automobile transportation.

October 6, 2011

The Associated Student Body and the Office of Campus Sustainability are hosting an ongoing Share the Road campaign this week. The Share the Road Campaign is student-led and aims at promoting road safety for bikers and motorists alike.
Information tables will be set up at the Student Union for more information and safety tips.
Starting this past Monday students, faculty and staff have been encouraged to sign a pledge to show their support for the program.

September 12, 2011

 

On Aug. 6, an American helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan — it was the largest loss of American lives in a single event since 2005.

April 28, 2011

The annual Double Decker Spring Ride will be held on Saturday, Apr. 30, in conjunction with the Double Decker Arts Festival.

The Oxford Cycling Club will host the event, along with the help of the Oxford Bicycle Company and Active Oxford.

In order to allow people to participate in both the Double Decker Spring Run and the Spring Ride, the board of directors has decided to move the starting time of the ride from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The starting line has been moved as well.

October 21, 2010

A charity bicycle ride will be held in Helena, Ark. on November 6 to promote cycling safety in the Mississippi Delta. 

 

A charity bicycle ride will be held in Helena, Ark. on November 6 to promote cycling safety in the Mississippi Delta. 

 

October 14, 2010

People often mistake yoga for an exercise with lots of funny poses. 

 

People often mistake yoga for an exercise with lots of funny poses.