At St. Cloud State University, we’re not afraid to play in the water during winter. We helped host an event for our Celebrate! St. Cloud State week (A week dedicated to all things Husky Pride and Spirit!) We like to call this event, “Human Battleship”. It sounds exactly like what you’re thinking. Teams get together in a canoe and try to sink other teams by throwing water on them. We like to think we’re starting a new revolution. Check it out!
Well we’re half-way through February. Who’s already abandoned their New Year’s Resolution from last month? It’s okay to admit that you have. The percentage of people who successfully achieve their resolution is only 8%. This video from the Vice President of Rejuv Medical in St. Cloud can give you tips about how to get over the fitness plateau many people are probably experiencing at this point. Check it out and learn about the 3 types of plateaus.
Tags: 5k, couch to 5k, exercise, Running, spring, warm weather
Here in Minnesota, the weather hit 40 degrees ABOVE ZERO today. This means a seeing a startling number of people wearing shorts or t-shirts. The first taste of warmer weather always raises spirits until it snows the next day and people remember how cruel winter can be. But this warm weather reminds us of spring and that doesn’t just mean flowers and sunshine… it means lots of 5k races. It’s okay if you hit a bump during winter, it happens to best of us. But this infographic can help get you back into the 5k groove or at least get you thinking about it. There’s also tons of apps and websites out there that can help you train for a 5k like Couch to 5K.
It’s the holiday season and that means holiday drinks from your favorite coffee shops. Gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas, and eggnog lattes sound so whimsical but these delicious concoctions pack a lot of unnecessary sugar and calories in them. This article from Pop Sugar details what to sip and what to skip this holiday season. Happy sipping! Holiday Beverage Lowdown
Tags: equinox, Fitness, health and fitness, interval workout, Strength, strength training, training, Treadmill, Workout
Did you know treadmills aren’t just for running? Amp up your workout routine with these strength training workouts using your… arms? Check out this video with workouts from Equinox. From planks to mountain climbers, you’ll get new muscles in no time and you’ll never look at your treadmill the same way again!
Tags: baking, desserts, healthy, holiday, substitutes
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.
Tags: Fitness, relax, release tension, SCSU campus rec, Yoga
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!