It’s the holiday season! That means food and lots of it.. Don’t let the thought of all that added sugar and fat from holiday desserts stress you out though. There are tons of healthy substitutions you can use to make your holiday guilt free (or a little less guilty!) Check out this infographic and you’ll see there’s definitely something for everyone.

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National Yoga Month may have been in September but we still love doing it at SCSU Campus Rec. There are so many amazing benefits of yoga which is why we offer yoga classes as a part of our Group X program at St. Cloud State University. The benefits from yoga range from releasing tension to aiding in blood flow and decreasing the risks of a having a heart attack! Got a problem? Yoga can probably fix it! Check out this article on the 26 Amazing Benefits of Yoga

Time saver! Take a look at this infographic that shows you different yoga poses!

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Here at SCSU Campus Rec, we are committed to being fit. We launched a program earlier this week called 21 Days of Fitness. This program encourages students to attend group fitness classes. Those who participate will receive a card and after each group fitness class they attend, their instructor will sign their card. Prizes are given out for attending 10 classes and all 21 classes. Attending a cycling class counts for 2 signatures. Completed cards will be entered to win a FREE Spring Semester Combo Pass. Completed card with 6 Cycle classes will be entered to win a bike worth $1000! Weekly prizes will also be given out. We’re hoping for a good turnout this year because at SCSU Campus Rec, we’re committed to be fit and to offer something for everyone.

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Running with Your Furry Friend

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you have a dog, you probably know that they love to run. Dogs need just as much (if not more!) exercise than we do. Next time you go for a run, consider bringing your furry friend along. Unfortunately, there isn’t a dog breed that can perform in all conditions and the dog’s temperament plays just as big a factor as their breed but if you want to bring your dog along with you on your next run, check out this chart which lays out which type of dog is best for certain running types. Mixed breeds can be fine runners too, especially if they are medium sized, alert, and eager.

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

Posted: October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nutrition labels are really helpful for figuring out if you’re getting the right nutrients and if you’re eating the right foods. But, if you’re like me, you have no idea what those numbers mean. Here is a blog post from Popsugar that breaks down what’s in a nutrition label and what it means. What does it all mean?!

Has your dumbbell workout been feeling a little boring lately? Or are you looking for a way to amp up your workout in general? Dumbbell exercises provide a great full body workout in a small amount of space. Here is an awesome article filled with 30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine.

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HELLO Abs!

Posted: October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Check out this 15 minute video from Women’s Health magazine. This video will help you sculpt and tone your abs and core in only 15 minutes!