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What Now? Substitute Exercises when the SRWC Is Busy

Has this ever happened to you? You enter the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) ready for an amazing workout, the app runs smoothly and you check in with ease, you’re excited to get a good chest-pump in until you walk to the strength floor to find it bombarded with people. We have all been there. Now what? Might as well just call it a day, right? Wrong! Regardless of whether or not you have the time to wait your turn to use the dumbbells or if you are in a crunch for time, we have some alternatives for you!

Esports at the Beach

Looking for something fun to do this semester? Then look no further than ASI’s Esports Tournament Series! The Student Recreation & Wellness Center is partnering with the USU Games Center and the CSULB Esports and Gaming Association in hosting six esports tournaments free of charge for all students. This semester’s line-up includes fan-favorites like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Valorant, while also including new titles like Street Fighter 6 and Counter Strike. Tournaments will take place in the newly renovated USU Esports Lounge (formally the Sticks Lounge), which now features 10 state of the art gaming computers as well as up to date consoles and game titles. The Esports Lounge not only offers students a place to game but also provides a great place to hang out with friends. The fully stocked concession stand provides all the snacks needed for a quick gaming session or an opportunity to catch up on your favorite show.


Every time you go to the great outdoors, you are told to enjoy nature and set down your phone. However, today we will be taking a look at a few phone apps that might help you enjoy the outdoors even more! Have you ever gone to your local park, seen some beautiful flowers and wondered what they’re called? Maybe you’re interested in whether a plant is edible or not? With a free download of iNaturalist you can snap a picture of the plant to get quick answers on the species, including the common name as well as the scientific name! Try it out and see what new plant life you find in your area!

The Art of Aromatherapy

Welcome back, Sharks! Now that syllabus week is over, it’s time to find ways to calm the mind and body – especially before the stress of midterms come around. Rather than loading up on Red Bulls and chocolate, a healthy alternative known as aromatherapy is extremely beneficial for those needing an extra moment of relaxation.

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As we transition into spring, an important topic of discussion is chemical safety. Chemicals can be found in many different places; however, they are most commonly located among piles of cleaning supplies and detergents. And as we move into the season of spring cleaning, it is important to understand the safety precautions one should take to avoid accidents and harm when dealing with such chemical compounds.

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For the first time since 2016, the annual IDEA World convention returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center in July! Hosted by the IDEA Health & Fitness Association (IDEA), a membership association for fitness and wellness professionals, the convention offered educational workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from program design to nutrition education.

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Social media allows people to express themselves online by forming connections, sharing thoughts, feelings and opinions, all while showcasing individuality and creativity. However, with social media playing a big part in almost everyone’s everyday life, it is important to understand its potential impact.

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The Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) is a sanctuary for many students who take advantage of our facilities. From top-of-the-line gym equipment to skilled massage therapists, there are many ways to receive the benefits of the SRWC and all it offers.

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New exercisers usually wonder, should I work out every day or do I need to take a rest day? The answer to this question is complicated because each person is different. Whether you are training for a long-distance run, trying to lose weight or just want to live a healthy life, it’s important to stick with the right amount of exercise for your goals.

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Final exams can be a stressful time, but we’ve got you covered! De-stress during finals week by attending one of our many group fitness classes: Zumba, Yoga, HIT, Spin, Pilates and more. If you can’t make it to the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC), but feel like spending time outdoors, you can always try something new, like PICKLEBALL – the most trending physical activity nowadays and is available across the city.

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During the semester students are hard at work completing projects, homework and large amounts of studying all while attempting to maintain a school-life balance. Most college students cope with lots of stress and are often pressed for time to cook, usually eating ‘on the go’. Despite the challenges however, habits such as skipping meals and consuming unhealthy foods due to convenience, must go. College is a time of transition and growth and implementing a healthier lifestyle through new eating habits can help establish the balance we all crave! Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started on your healthy eating habits:

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You may have heard of self-affirmations, specifically positive affirmations, but what exactly are they and why do they matter? Positive self-affirmations are short phrases or mantras we repeat to ourselves that can aid in shifting your mindset in a postive direction, ultimately generating a beneficial way of thinking and outlook on life. This is extremely important, especially during situations that could potentially trigger high levels of stress which can negatively impact the body and its ability to function properly.

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When we talk about self-care, a majority of people have a general sense of what that means. Most people have a “Self-Care Sunday” or include special activities for their personalized self-care routine. But for those who have yet to accomplish a routine, where do you even begin to start a self-care journey? Due to a variety of needs, everyone’s version of a self-care routine looks different. If you don’t know where to start, then this article is perfect for you!

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