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Every time you go to the great outdoors, you are told to enjoy nature and set down your phone. However, today we will be taking a look at a few phone apps that might help you enjoy the outdoors even more! Have you ever gone to your local park, seen some beautiful flowers and wondered what they’re called? Maybe you’re interested in whether a plant is edible or not? With a free download of iNaturalist you can snap a picture of the plant to get quick answers on the species, including the common name as well as the scientific name! Try it out and see what new plant life you find in your area!

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As we transition into spring, an important topic of discussion is chemical safety. Chemicals can be found in many different places; however, they are most commonly located among piles of cleaning supplies and detergents. And as we move into the season of spring cleaning, it is important to understand the safety precautions one should take to avoid accidents and harm when dealing with such chemical compounds.

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Leave No Trace, or LNT, is an organization that brings awareness to what we can do every day to preserve the beauty of the outdoors. Leave No Trace strives to keep human traces from polluting any trails and natural areas. Just like how we try to keep our city clean of graffiti and trash on the street, Leave No Trace has seven principles to keep any human impact out of our natural areas:

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Social media allows people to express themselves online by forming connections, sharing thoughts, feelings and opinions, all while showcasing individuality and creativity. However, with social media playing a big part in almost everyone’s everyday life, it is important to understand its potential impact.

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Esports players and followings are growing each day, with innovations such as Twitch where anyone, anywhere can tune in to watch the biggest names in gaming play for hours on end. But where did it all start? Let’s look at the history of one of the most popular fight games in the American competitive Esports scene.

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New exercisers usually wonder, should I work out every day or do I need to take a rest day? The answer to this question is complicated because each person is different. Whether you are training for a long-distance run, trying to lose weight or just want to live a healthy life, it’s important to stick with the right amount of exercise for your goals.

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When you are working out, there are a handful of factors that enhance or hinder your overall performance. For example, stress and muscle soreness can negatively impact performance, while factors such as motivation and adequate recovery can positively impact performance. One important factor that is often overlooked, however, is proper nutrition. Nutrition, especially in the hours before a workout, is one factor that can either lead to a successful workout or a workout that feels unfinished. To get the most out of your workouts, you need to make sure you’re consuming the right nutrients.

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During the semester students are hard at work completing projects, homework and large amounts of studying all while attempting to maintain a school-life balance. Most college students cope with lots of stress and are often pressed for time to cook, usually eating ‘on the go’. Despite the challenges however, habits such as skipping meals and consuming unhealthy foods due to convenience, must go. College is a time of transition and growth and implementing a healthier lifestyle through new eating habits can help establish the balance we all crave! Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started on your healthy eating habits:

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Happy Holidays Beach! As finals are upon us, that means that Winter Break is around the corner. While you make plans to spend time with family and friends, it also means potential exposure to respiratory viruses. There are many ways to prep for possible virus exposure; the first of many is to prepare for the worst-case scenario with the proper equipment, such as an N-95 mask – perfect for airborne viruses. Here are some different oxygen-based protective equipment you’ll want to have on hand in case of an emergency this holiday season:

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When we talk about self-care, a majority of people have a general sense of what that means. Most people have a “Self-Care Sunday” or include special activities for their personalized self-care routine. But for those who have yet to accomplish a routine, where do you even begin to start a self-care journey? Due to a variety of needs, everyone’s version of a self-care routine looks different. If you don’t know where to start, then this article is perfect for you!

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Are you considering going outdoors for your next weekend getaway? For any outdoor adventure, there are some details you may want to take into consideration. While planning a big trip may initially seem daunting, our hope is to arm you with some ideas and resources that will lessen the stress and make your next outdoor adventure memorable!

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Sweating with a bunch of random people in a group fitness class may not be your cup of tea, but research shows that it actually may have significant benefits versus working out solo! Here are five reasons why you might want to choose a group fitness class over solitary exercise:

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Since the pandemic, our students have eagerly awaited the return of the SRWC’s Intramural Sports. With fan favorites such as basketball and indoor volleyball leagues, over 1,000 members signed up for the start of the first intramural leagues and tournaments of the season. Many competitors came from near and far, but only a few can claim sweet victory.

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