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Stick with your New Year’s Resolutions!

Stick with your New Year’s Resolutions!

Making resolutions is a very common tradition when the New Year is upon us. We make resolutions to try and improve our lifestyle. We often make too bold of goals which we try for the first few days and then it becomes forgotten. The most 

5 Tips to Help You Handle Stress During Finals Week

5 Tips to Help You Handle Stress During Finals Week

As finals week is among us, college students feel overwhelmed and stressed to the point that they lose sleep, overeat or stop eating, and experience high levels of anxiety. This blog is designated to help you not avoid your stress but handle the high levels 

Simple Endurance Workouts

Simple Endurance Workouts

Performing endurance activities and exercises is important for a variety of reasons. This type of exercise specifically keeps your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy and running properly. Additionally, making these types of exercises a part of your daily routine improves your overall fitness and can prevent the risk of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, colon/breast cancer, and a stroke. Not only that, but endurance exercises can improve your memory and mood, accelerate your metabolism, aid in strength and flexibility, and build healthy joints. Therefore, in today’s blog I will talk about different forms of endurance workouts and why these simple exercises are important when it comes to endurance exercising. As usual, if you read this blog, implement these practices into your own life, or want to share your health and fitness journey with us please follow and tag us on our social media platforms. You can find us on Facebook by searching UW-Whitewater Rec Sports or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @RecSports_UWW. 

Different Types of Endurance Workouts: 

● Fast Walk 

○ Walking briskly, or fast walking is a very simple, but effective way to improve your endurance. Even if you do not go to the gym or exercise frequently, walking is something everyone can do to improve their health overall. Personally, I like to 

fast walk on an incline on the treadmill for around 30 minutes each day. This allows me to release stress while building muscle and my endurance. 

● Swimming 

○ As an ex collegiate athlete, I can say that swimming is an absolutely great form of exercise that will not only improve your endurance, but will not put your body under a lot of tension. Swimming is easy on your body meaning you do not often get as sore as you do from lifting weights or running around the track.

● Stair Climb 

○ Stair climbing is something you can do almost anywhere. In your own home or at the gym you can perform this endurance exercise. Stair climbers are great to mix up your cardio and allow for your body to build up endurance and increase your metabolism. 

● Biking/Cycling 

○ Lastly, biking or cycling is another tactic that can be done outdoors or indoors. Most gyms have cycling equipment readily available. Cycling is another form of exercise that is not too hard on your muscles and joints. However, it allows you to get in a good workout and sweat while building up that endurance! 

Overall, endurance workouts are very beneficial for your health as a whole. Here at Rec Sports we encourage you to try new workouts, meal plans, lifts, and more. See what works for you and your personal goals. Remember your mental health is just as important as your physical health. And as always… 

Do not get discouraged, 

Cora Shircel

Stay Healthy this Winter

Stay Healthy this Winter

As winter comes closer and closer, staying healthy and keeping up with our workout routines can seem more difficult than usual. The cold can make us want to ditch our healthy eating habits, reduce the amount we are exercising, or not being outside in the