April 2013: April Showers bring April Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and most of us are experiencing increasing stress levels. We know we should reduce our level of stress, but it can seem too hard to do when we're just trying to keep up with everything we have to do. This is a great opportunity to assess the sources of stress in your life, learn about effective coping skills and work on ways to reduce the stress you experience on a daily basis.

Exercise of the Month: SUITCASE SWING

March 2013 Towel Talk: March Fitness Madness

The shortest but yet longest month of the year, February is over and March is here! March brings the hope of spring and warmer weather, longer and brighter days, the luck of the Irish and of course March Madness. With the change of seasons upon us, March is a great time to re-evaluate your current fitness routine and see where you can spring it up. Below are some great tips to do so.

Exercise of the Month: TRIANGLE PUSHUP

February 2013 Towel Talk: Healthy Heart

February is American Heart Month. This is a time to battle cardiovascular disease and educate Americans on what we can do to live heart-healthy lives. Heart disease, including stroke, is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. More than 60 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Researchers have found certain factors that play an important role in a person's chances of developing heart disease. These are called risk factors. Below are leading risk factors of developing heart disease.

Exercise of the Month: BOSU TRIPLE SQUATS

January 2013 Towel Talk: New Year, New You

If you're like most people, you've probably experienced the sudden burst of motivation that comes in early January, as holiday indulgences set in and the strive for a better year than last is present. For true success, make long term goals with short term successes and make a plan and keep track.

Exercise of the Month: SUMO HOLD DB PRESS

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Questions

If you have any questions about the above articles, please contact Laurel Kopecky, Assistant Director of Recreation Services, at laurel.kopecky@bucknell.edu or by phone (570) 577-1465.

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