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When it comes to student health, senior Dillan Mathew Reyes, believes that all students should be looking into or living a healthy lifestyle. "The United States has become infamous for its sedentary lifestyle and it’s a lifestyle that I don't want to live by and neither should students," he said. “There are so many activities to do at the SRWC and all it takes is three to five hours of activity a week to stay healthy.”

Not only should students be concerned about their health, but also going to the SRWC is a great atmosphere for social gathering. This gives students an opportunity to meet up with friends and network with people their own age. In fact, because of the SRWC, Reyes had the opportunity to join a fraternity. “I was working out one day and asked someone to spot me, he eventually invited me to check out a fraternity called Pi Kappa Phi,” he said. “Long story short, I’ve been in the fraternity for a year and a half.”

Reyes has been going to the SRWC since 2012 and for him it’s much more convenient to work out here because it’s on campus. He works out before class in the morning or after work in the afternoon. “I work out six days a week, sometimes twice a day using the treadmill, elliptical machine and weights,” he said. But Reyes is constantly changing his workout throughout the week to avoid muscle confusion. “You don’t want your muscles to get use to the workout because it gets too easy. Basically, your workout becomes ineffective, your muscles stay the same and you don’t grow.”

Also, Reyes is currently getting ready for the Deputy Sheriff Academy and for his premedical testing he has to be a certain weight to pass. “I’m too bulky, so I’ve been trying to lose weight for the past month to meet the weight requirement.”

If you are a student who is trying to get out of that sedentary lifestyle and want to commit to working out, Reyes has some advice for you. “If you want to work out and be healthy, be dedicated and don’t quit. Sometimes it’s hard to start, but once you have a good routine going, it’s hard to stop.”

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