Get in Losers, We’re Going Hiking

Guess whose back Warhawks, that’s right, it’s your favorite Fitness Supervisor Ryan. Something might feel different about this blog, some may even say I sound happy. There is one sole reason for the boost in my mood, it summertime hawks. I’ll be the first to admit I love college and the numerous opportunities to better myself both academically and as a member of society, but summer is where it’s at. I’m a firm believer that college students need to take advantage of summer days while we still can, Carpe Diem people! Without a doubt, my favorite summer activity is hiking and Wisconsin is the place to do it. I’m going to toss a little bit of knowledge your way with three tips for hiking success.

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5 Summer Wellness Tips

  1. Stay Cool and Hydrated Every Day

It is very important to make sure you drink enough water each day. In the summer, the heat makes it harder to stay hydrated, so you need to drink more water. It is important to drink water both before and after you work out as well. It is a great idea to bring a water bottle everywhere you go this summer. You can also add fresh fruit to your water for variety in the summer.

  1. Protect Yourself from the Sun

Make sure to use sunscreen to protect your skin. Sunburn can be painful, and there are many negative effects of too much sun exposure. It is also a good idea to take breaks in the shade if you are outside for extended periods of time. Hats and sunglasses are also great options to use as protection from the sun. Continue reading

Workout Shoes NOT Working Out

Hey everyone it’s your favorite Fitness Supervisor Ryan checking in! When I’m working in the Williams center there is one thing that is guaranteed to make me cringe and I know we’re all thinking the same thing. That’s right… IMPROPER FOOTWEAR, there’s nothing worse in my book. Something as simple as choosing the right shoe for the activity you’re participating in can make or break a workout. Some might be reading this thinking “Why should we listen to you?” To put your mind at ease I have multiple years of experience recommending and selling footwear to fitness enthusiasts much like 
yourself. In an effort to let you choose which shoe you like the most I will not be discussing individual brands. I will be discussing the best shoe for each type of workout.

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