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January Newsletter

Check out our January newsletter and learn how to create goals designed for success!

January Newsletter

Activate Your Spring Break in AZ

After a busy first half of the semester, it may be tempting to spend your Spring Break on the couch (and that’s OK!). But if you’re in town for break and looking for ways to stay active, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Arizona spring break destinations AND the outdoor activities that come with, all just a short road trip away.

  1. Lake Havasu

Travel time from Phoenix: 3 – 4 hours

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NED Awareness

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and it’s important to be in the know about the struggles that you or the people in your life might be facing so that you can build your best you and help others to grow into their best selves. 

Did you know that there are more than ten different types of eating disorders? And that they affect more than 30 million Americans of all genders in their lives, regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or body weight? Unsurprisingly, the media’s portrayal of eating disorders does not tell the whole story. 

How To Save Money on Valentine’s Day

Do you find yourself wasting money for the sake of love?  You could opt to skip Valentine’s Day to pay for next semester’s tuition. However, you can still celebrate your love without breaking the bank. Saving money on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you’re frugal, it means you’re resourceful and responsible.  By following these tips, you and your partner can have a great time without forcing you to live on Ramen for the rest of the semester.

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How to eat healthy during the holidays

The holiday season is here, and that means the hot chocolate will be flowing and the desserts will be plentiful. You shouldn’t deprive yourself of your favorite treats, but it’s important to remember that holiday goodies shouldn’t take over your normal diet. Here are a few tips to help you out!

1. Don’t go grocery shopping or to the party on an empty stomach

Healthy College Recipes: Microwave Nachos

 

Nachos don’t always sound like the healthiest option, but if done correctly, they can be nutritious and easy to make! This microwave nacho recipe can be prepared in a dorm room and will be ready to enjoy in as little as five minutes!

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AS(U) Should Try This: Vinyasa

Vinyasa is a popular style of yoga that focuses on dynamic, flowing sequences of poses. This Vinyasa class, taught by Hannah Rose, is great for beginners and experienced yogis, as you can tailor the moves to your preferred level of difficulty. 

The workshop has a heavy emphasis on balancing poses, core strengthening, and inversions. Mindfulness is also explored during the session, and you get the chance to be meditative as you execute your poses.

Devils in Depth: Why the Hydro?

Frank (Finance)

Frank

I chose to be a finance major because I love numbers, business, and talking to people. I want to go into management consulting or maybe investment banking after college. It’s all coming up soon for me because I’m a senior.

The Mind-Muscle Connection

There are several different methods that trainers and weight lifters alike turn to for maximum strength and muscle gain. One of these methods is called the mind-muscle connection: a way in which the athlete consciously and deliberately creates a muscle contraction. Basically, we have to actively think about using the muscle we are working which seems like common sense, right?

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