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SEE For Yourself on Monday

SEE Tip: Sure, exercise is great for your heart, lungs, and physique- but did you know that exercise has also been shown to improve brain function? Recent studies such as this one published by Dr. Fred Gage and colleagues at the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute in San Diego report findings that may explain some of the brain benefits of exercise. Stop by the SEE table today at Levering from 11-1 pm for more info and give-aways.

Quit Tip from HKB:  Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful. Some college students turn to cigarettes as a quick get away from their stressful lifestyles, worrying about class schedules, exams, money, relationships, and living situations. The stress levels of students who smoke are reportedly higher than those students who do not smoke. Quit smoking, without the added stress. Pamper yourself. Use relaxation, meditation, exercise, hypnosis, and massage to help you fight your nicotine urge, or join us for FREE 5 minute seated back rubs every Monday night from 8-10 P.M. in the MSE Library, Q-Level.

Are you a fan of Stressbusters? Be one of the first 10 people to get a backrub tonight and receive a FREE "fan" t-shirt. Let Stressbusters melt your stress away. FREE 5-minute seated back rubs are available every Monday night at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-10 pm.

Minimize Monday Tip: Inflate Your Tires. You increase your fuel consumption by as much as 6% by driving with underinflated tires. Why? Tires lose about 1 PSI per month on average and 1 PSI for every 10 degree drop in temperature. Once a month, check that your tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended level, which is printed on the inside of your doorjamb or in the owner’s manual. For safety? Check the pressure when the tires are cold, especially given the recent fluctuations in temperature. And don’t forget about the tire pressure in your bicycles, too!

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