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When you are working out, there are a handful of factors that enhance or hinder your overall performance. For example, stress and muscle soreness can negatively impact performance, while factors such as motivation and adequate recovery can positively impact performance. One important factor that is often overlooked, however, is proper nutrition. Nutrition, especially in the hours before a workout, is one factor that can either lead to a successful workout or a workout that feels unfinished. To get the most out of your workouts, you need to make sure you’re consuming the right nutrients.

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Happy Holidays Beach! As finals are upon us, that means that Winter Break is around the corner. While you make plans to spend time with family and friends, it also means potential exposure to respiratory viruses. There are many ways to prep for possible virus exposure; the first of many is to prepare for the worst-case scenario with the proper equipment, such as an N-95 mask – perfect for airborne viruses. Here are some different oxygen-based protective equipment you’ll want to have on hand in case of an emergency this holiday season:

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The SRWC Combine is back to see who has what it takes to be this year’s “workout warrior” at Long Beach State University (LBSU). Inspired by the National Football League’s (NFL) Scouting Combine, the SRWC Combine will use four tests to gauge the athletic ability of its participants.

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Are you considering going outdoors for your next weekend getaway? For any outdoor adventure, there are some details you may want to take into consideration. While planning a big trip may initially seem daunting, our hope is to arm you with some ideas and resources that will lessen the stress and make your next outdoor adventure memorable!

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The fall semester is more than halfway over, which is hard to believe, but is still very exciting! Students have worked hard on homework and projects and studied for long hours while balancing life outside of school. Being an undergraduate student is rewarding but also demanding, especially as academic and extracurricular obligations begin to feel overwhelming towards the end of the semester.

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Since the pandemic, our students have eagerly awaited the return of the SRWC’s Intramural Sports. With fan favorites such as basketball and indoor volleyball leagues, over 1,000 members signed up for the start of the first intramural leagues and tournaments of the season. Many competitors came from near and far, but only a few can claim sweet victory.

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Over the years, matcha tea has gained popularity in the wellness industry as a healthier alternative to coffee. What is matcha exactly? Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves that originates from East Asia. Unlike most teas that require the leaves to be steeped in hot water, matcha powder is mixed right in – making it one of the only types of tea leaves you ingest.

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At some point in your fitness journey, you probably heard the phrase: “Make sure you stretch!” And yes, you definitely should! Stretching is important; however, properly programmed stretching is critical!

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Intramurals create a fun and competitive environment for all students. They are a great way for students to participate in sports they want to try and experience physical, mental and social well-being. It’s an opportunity to encourage all students to get involved in physical activity while taking a break from their stressful workload.

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The Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) offers a variety of group classes to fit everyone’s exercise goals! These group exercises are offered FREE throughout the day for your enjoyment. With several new classes added this semester, including hip-hop and restorative yoga, here are a few reasons why you should consider joining a group exercise class:

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The Ten Essentials, created by the National Park Service, help people prepare for a fun and safe outdoor adventure. This list is adaptable to whatever adventure you plan to take, whether that’s a short day-hike or a 10-day backpacking excursion.

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Whether you are tanning, swimming, playing sports or simply walking around, the sun is always radiating onto your skin. As much as the sun is a blessing, sometimes living in sunny states can come with a cost. In sunny Southern California, sunscreen should be a part of everyone’s daily routine.

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Esports established themselves as a cornerstone of the consumer market, with some value estimations exceeding more than 1 billion dollars globally. With the help of influencers and streaming platforms, like Twitch, the industry expects to see continued growth.

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