Disclaimer: The information, articles, and tips portrayed on this blog, while based on research, do not constitute medical advice. The opinions expressed are meant to educate and inform, but not to dictate lifestyle choices or personal beliefs. These articles are meant to provoke thought on issues surrounding college health and to inform the Hopkins community of healthy information and resources.


SEE: Glows in the Dark


SEE tip: Don't get bored or too routine with your workouts.  Research has found that varied workouts produce solid results for the body and help keep people interested and engaged in workouts.  So this means, workouts don't get mundane; instead, they stay fresh and remain a priority.   Another bonus, by trying new workouts, different muscles are challenged.  Perhaps your workouts on the treadmill aren't hitting the ones you'd get in a boxing class or a yoga class.   With over 600 muscles in the body, it's necessary to try different workouts to strengthen each of them.

If you aren't sure what you want to do - try a fitness class.  The Rec Center offers a number of great classes with trained fitness instructors who can guide you if you have any questions.  Learn more about the classes here.

Want to try a class before buying a card? You can do that!!

Try Glow in the Dark Zumba today at 4:45pm!  
This class isn't normally offered during the year (the non-glow version is though and it rocks!).  
Zumba is appropriate for all fitness levels and beginners are very welcome!  
Come and get your glow on!

HKB Tip:  Last week was the Great American Smoke Out which encourages people to quit smoking.  Do you know a smoker?  Did they try to quit-- or even go without smoking for just that day?  Could they go longer than one day?  Giving up an addiction like smoking isn't easy, but with support it can be all that much easier.  Show a person that you are proud of them- for that day, hour, or however long they could hold off. 

Want to know more about tobacco prevention, quitting strategies, and JHU's efforts for going smoke free?  Come to the Hopkins Kicks Butts meeting next Monday at 6pm in the AMR 1 TV Room!

Mellow Out Monday Tip: Exercise not only provides physical benefits; it can also provide a great stress reliever.  "Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem. About five minutes of aerobic exercise can begin to stimulate anti-anxiety effects" (ADAA).  Now there's a reason to get to Glow in the Dark Zumba today at 4:45pm! 

If you've tried exercise, and the stress is still there or you couldn't get 30 minutes in for the gym-- could you squeeze just 5-7 minutes into your day for stress relief?  If you thought yes, come to the MSE on Q level for a FREE back rub from Stressbusters to reduce your stress in a matter of minutes.