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SEE for Yourself: Exercise


SEE Tip: Do you have plans this summer?  What about "Get Fit" plans?  Using something like the Five Components of Fitness can help you assess your fitness level. You may remember doing something things in K-12th grades to assess your levels of fitness, like running the mile, doing the sit and reach test.  These different "tests" were meant to assess your level of fitness.  These levels can always change though, based on what you are doing to work on your own fitness goals.

Using the 5 components of fitness- cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition, use this summer to set fitness goals for yourself.  Perhaps you can run a mile in 12 minutes right now.  How about by the end of summer, your goal is to run the mile in 10 minutes?  And for muscular strength, perhaps right now you can use 3 lbs for free weight exercises so your goal might be to increase it to 4 lb free weights by increasing your strength.  Set some fitness goals for yourself this summer so you can come back stronger in the Fall.

HKB Tip: For our students who consider themselves "athletic", regular exercisers, or into some form of physical activity while at Hopkins- we're asking you- Do You Smoke?  Tell us, how your choice effects you (if at all).

Mellow Out Monday Tip:  Exercise is a great way to de-stress. But some of those exercises can leave us a bit sore from working our bodies hard. Treat yourself after a workout session (and perhaps after a quick shower) with a back rub from Stressbusters on Q Level.  Stressbusters will be at MSE tonight from 8-10 for 5-7 minute back rubs for FREE.  Come by and enjoy!!