Four Ways to Improve How Your Body Handles Stress

I think it’s important to provide some background on how physiologists look at stress. In physiology, the term that most accurately describes your ability to tolerate stress is “vagal tone.” Let me explain. When “fight or flight” kicks in (whether you are being chased by a lion or late for work), it’s up to your vagus nerve and parasympathetic nervous system (vagal tone) to bring your body to homeostasis and get you calm.

Work Your Ass Off

According to professor Anthony Musto, University of Miami’s director of fitness programs, the glutes are one of the most important body parts to work for overall health. From performing heavy lifts to walking up stairs, humans need to engage these muscles for a variety of functions—but modern day life may be getting in the way.


Real Men Eat Clean — A Look Into Unhealthy

It might seem like Americans are obsessed with losing weight, but for much of the male community at the University of Miami, the goal is not to slim down — it’s to bulk up. Bouncing around the gym, through the hallways of residential colleges and inside fraternity houses are phrases like, “Don’t skip leg day” and “Do you even lift, bro?” Joking or not, quips like these often put pressure on the men of UM to adopt a bigger build.