A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m.. The University will close at 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Classes starting at 2:30 p.m. or later today will not meet. All day and evening classes tomorrow are canceled. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and the Mortensen Library will be closed. snow closing guide
All Hartt Community Division activities after 2 p.m. today and all day tomorrow are canceled.
It is time to begin competing for the Wellness Cup! After the completion of the Fall 2010 Hawk Walk/Run Challenge, the first team to win bragging rights and the Wellness Cup were the Super Striders. Can the Super Striders hold onto the Wellness Cup?
The Wellness Committee is challenging the University community to get out and exercise by participating in the Spring Fit for Life Challenge.
The program will work as follows:
HRD will track each team’s progress during the weeks of February 7th – March 11th. The intent of this challenge is to incorporate all aspects of cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility to encourage healthy choices. Whether you make small strides or achieve personal goals, this activity is a step towards your proactive approach to wellness.
A daily tracking sheet can also be downloaded below to tally your individual and team’s points.
Some examples of exercises that can be included in this challenge consist of the following:
Cardiovascular Exercises strengthen the heart and lungs by increasing your heart rate while you exercise your muscles. Cardiovascular exercises include any exercise that gets your heart rate up, such as brisk walking, riding a stationary bike, or doing an aerobic workout routine. Some examples of cardiovascular exercises that you can include in your fitness routine are:
Strength Training Exercises builds muscles and increases your energy level and metabolism. A wide variety of sports related or life related injuries can be prevented by strengthening muscles and joints. Strength building exercises will also lead to improved balance, flexibility, mobility, and stability. There are a number of different muscles to work out and sets of repetitions to incorporate each muscle. Some examples include:
Stretches and Flexibility Exercises help loosen tendons, increase blood circulation, and help prevent injuries during your workouts or any activity. Stretching helps relieve muscle soreness and tightness. Pilates and Yoga are methods of exercise that help improve your mental and physical well-being while increasing flexibility and strengthening muscles. Some stretching exercises include: