Earth Day is 04/22 but the entire month is an opportunity to use our shared environment to give back to ourselves and the earth we walk on every day. Movement and time outside are essential for a healthy brain and well-being. Even just 15-20 minutes can make a huge difference! If you’re looking to make a positive impact in your life, grab a friend and try out these fun, heart-healthy activities!

The Give em' Health Devils Health Expo is coming to the SDFC fields on 04/06! The fun begins at 4 PM and ends at 7 PM. Experience how ACC supports your personal growth and healthy living goals with events just like this. Come see how you can Live Well and get in on the free games, food, prizes and activities!

Do you wake up feeling like you haven’t even rested during the night? If you’re like the average college student, chances are pretty high. Not getting enough sleep makes it hard to be awake and can affect our performance, too, so it’s important to learn why and how we can repair our sleep.

What happens when we are sleep deprived:

You might recognize Abigail Beck as our new cycle instructor at the Downtown Sun Devil Fitness Complex. She’s taken the initiative to create two new programs this semester, Cycle Beat by Beat and Cycle Rise and Reset. In both classes, Abigail is working hard to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome at the gym and can take a mental break from the stresses of college. 

Wellness vending machines will be introduced in the coming months at the Polytechnic and West campuses as the first steps to provide the convenience of 24/7 on-campus access to over the counter medications and personal hygiene products where local retail pharmacies are not easily accessible at all hours of the day. More information coming soon.

We’ve heard it said many times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As students, we need the fuel from food to get our brains fired up on all cylinders in the morning so that we are ready for classes. Sometimes the morning can be such a rush that it can be hard to put a breakfast together, especially one that is nutritionally balanced. Lucky for you, we’ve got an overnight oats recipe that makes for a super simple, nourishing, and quick breakfast.

Sometimes the idea of lifting weights can be intimidating. The problem only compounds when we hear myths and misconceptions about lifting weights and what it will do to our body. Read on to clear up some of these myths and get your lifting on! 

Myth: Lifting makes women bulky.

Have you ever wanted to begin a cardio routine but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you already have developed a habit, but don’t know if you are getting the most out of it? If you find yourself in this situation, we have some great recommendations to improve your health benefits through this form of exercise. 

According to The Department of Health and Human Services, there are a couple of methods we can use to reap maximum benefits.

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