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9.20.2010

SEE for Yourself on Monday!

9.20.2010
SEE Tip: Exercise: Be Hard Core! Start your day with 10 sit-ups or crunches. A study at Cornell showed that a five-minute fitness program leads to a healthier lifestyle. If your core is weak, nothing else can be strong. A strong core will allow you to keep optimal body alignment for whatever you’re doing (swim, bike or run), and this in turn will reduce your fatigue in the long run. It also reduces back pain and improves posture! For more information, check out the SEE for Yourself on Monday table at the Breezeway today from 11-1 pm for more tips!

Quit Tip from HKB: Think that cigarette use is just a college thing? Old habits die hard. One study from UPenn found that 90% of daily smokers and 50% of occasional smokers in college continued their smoking habit 4 years later. As more employers are creating smoke-free workplaces, now is the perfect time to kick the habit. College students tend to be more flexible in their behaviors, so choose to quit now!

Mellow Out Monday: Let Stressbusters melt your stress away every Monday at MSE Library, Q-level, from 8-10 pm.

Minimize Monday: Are you driving a low rider? Every three pounds that your tires are below their recommended pressure, lowers your fuel economy by 1%. Over time, the loss of fuel economy will become costly to you and the environment. Get your tires filled, and increase your fuel economy while extending the life of your tires. Better fuel economy means less CO2 in the atmosphere, and bonus putting air in your tires is usually free at most service stations! The Daily Green has more information on the relationship between tire pressure, fuel economy and the environment.

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