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Your campus fitness guide for fall 2021

Whether you’re looking to be active, meet new people or explore new hobbies, the Rec Center is a great place to get started. Here are some of the ways to get involved.

Mental health is moving your body

Mental Health Is… Moving Your Body

Participating in regular movement (i.e. physical activity or exercise) has proven benefits for both our minds and bodies. Here are some tools to help you move your body in a safe and healthy way. The benefits of movement Oftentimes, when we think of movement, we automatically associate it with a...

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3 tips to create an at-home gym (for free)

Looking to make the most of your space at home? Here are some tips to help you create a functional at-home gym. 1: Designate a space The first step in creating an at-home gym is to identify a space. Pick a room that meets your needs and can accommodate all...

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7 days of snacks and activities to fuel you through finals

Whether you have papers, presentations or exams coming up, finals are demanding on our minds and bodies. Eating healthy snacks and staying physically active can help us improve our retention of information, energy levels, concentration and mental health. Here are some great snack and activity ideas to keep you fueled,...

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4 things to know about exercising after COVID-19

Exercising while you are sick with COVID-19 or immediately after you’ve recovered can be harmful and potentially dangerous. Dr. John Breck, lead physician at Medical Services, encourages all university members to review the following information if you plan on exercising after you are COVID-free.

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Sitting all day? Here are 4 tips that can help you feel better

Working and studying from home can take a toll on our bodies. Here are 4 tips from our physical therapists at Medical Services to help you reduce aches and pain, or help you avoid them altogether.

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5 ways to make it through September

As we spend more time at home, it’s important to practice self-care, make time for fun and remain hopeful. Here are a few things you can do to make it through September.

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Tips to maximize your Colorado summer

Summer is just around the corner. That means you’ll have more opportunities to get outdoors, soak up some vitamin D and get active. Follow these tips to maximize your Colorado summer.

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Should you work out when you're sick?

You just worked out all of the kinks in your workout routine and now…you’re sick. What do you do? Do you sweat through it or forsake the gym for a much-needed nap? Follow these tips.

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3 tips for making New Year’s resolutions stick

To help you be more successful with your New Year’s resolutions, we're sharing some out-of-the-box tips for making resolutions that stick.

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