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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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At some point in your fitness journey, you probably heard the phrase: “Make sure you stretch!” And yes, you definitely should! Stretching is important; however, properly programmed stretching is critical!

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Intramurals create a fun and competitive environment for all students. They are a great way for students to participate in sports they want to try and experience physical, mental and social well-being. It’s an opportunity to encourage all students to get involved in physical activity while taking a break from their stressful workload.

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The Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) offers a variety of group classes to fit everyone’s exercise goals! These group exercises are offered FREE throughout the day for your enjoyment. With several new classes added this semester, including hip-hop and restorative yoga, here are a few reasons why you should consider joining a group exercise class:

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The Ten Essentials, created by the National Park Service, help people prepare for a fun and safe outdoor adventure. This list is adaptable to whatever adventure you plan to take, whether that’s a short day-hike or a 10-day backpacking excursion.

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Whether you are tanning, swimming, playing sports or simply walking around, the sun is always radiating onto your skin. As much as the sun is a blessing, sometimes living in sunny states can come with a cost. In sunny Southern California, sunscreen should be a part of everyone’s daily routine.

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Esports established themselves as a cornerstone of the consumer market, with some value estimations exceeding more than 1 billion dollars globally. With the help of influencers and streaming platforms, like Twitch, the industry expects to see continued growth.

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The SRWC Combine is back to see who has what it takes to be this year’s “workout warrior” at Long Beach State University (LBSU). Inspired by the National Football League’s (NFL) Scouting Combine, the SRWC Combine will use four tests to gauge the athletic ability of its participants.

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Losing weight can be one of the hardest and most frustrating goals. For some, low carbohydrate (carb) diets are an effective weight loss approach. As the Keto Diet rises in popularity, more and more people choose to restrict their carb intake to achieve their weight loss goals. However, carbs are an important component of your diet! They provide the body with glucose (also known as sugar), which converts to energy that supports bodily functions and physical activity.

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The fall semester is more than halfway over, which is hard to believe, but is still very exciting! Students have worked hard on homework and projects and studied for long hours while balancing life outside of school. Being an undergraduate student is rewarding but also demanding, especially as academic and extracurricular obligations begin to feel overwhelming towards the end of the semester.

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The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) was excited to bring back the first in-person Owen’s Condition for Tuition (OCFT) celebration since spring 2019. While the scholarship challenge continued throughout the pandemic with virtual celebrations, it wasn’t the same without the energy of everyone coming together for the excitement and grand prize reveal. The 2022 recipient of the semester of free tuition was third-year, kinesiology-exercise science major, Kolton Fernandez.

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Over the years, matcha tea has gained popularity in the wellness industry as a healthier alternative to coffee. What is matcha exactly? Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves that originates from East Asia. Unlike most teas that require the leaves to be steeped in hot water, matcha powder is mixed right in – making it one of the only types of tea leaves you ingest.

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Start and end finals season strong! We have some tips and tricks you can use to ensure efficiency when studying! An essential first step for studying is picking a comfortable environment that’s free of distraction and optimal for productivity. When choosing a spot, find a location that allows for relaxation, focus and minimal distraction.

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