The time we have been waiting for is finally here. Spring Break 2016 has arrived at ASU Havasu!
For those 21 and older, we are confident you all have your plans organized for this festive break but for those 20 yrs old and younger, planning things to do can be a bit stressing. Not to worry, HSS has done the hard research and there are plenty options for every type of student.
You can take a road trip to BWW in Bullhead or Vegas:
Take a trip to the Lake or go bowling,
Or enjoy some of the things Havasu has to offer like SWAT, a dance spring break event,
and this year ASU offered a spring break educated trip to Cuba!
And many more. Spring break is definitely time to relax and do things you normally wouldn’t. But it is not permission to lose control and act out of character. Just because we are Sun Devils doesn’t give us permission to act like them, we still represent ASU. Responsible-fun may not sound as exhilarating but it will keep everyone out of trouble. Enjoy your Spring Break Devils so we can return to school to finish this semester strong. Before you know it, summer will be here!
The Health Science Society tries every semester to organize educational and opportunistic events for the students alongside other clubs. Along with many other events, this semester HSS will be organizing;
CPR courses which can be a valuable asset to have regardless the major,
Hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on campus,
And although it has already passed, HSS coordinated a concussion assessment seminar on February 17th at the local high school.
HSS has a Facebook page titled “ASU Havasu: Health Science Society” where everyone is able to stay updated on the events hosted by HSS and ASU Havasu. There is a hyperlink to the Facebook page on this Weebly account on the right side under the logo.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and ASU’s Health Science Society wants to make it easy for those who want to spoil their significant others with treats without busting their diets. This day is meant for chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, but some couples, family members or friends may be struggling to acquire the perfect gift without falling off track. This is the time to pull out the little child inside all of us, and become inventive. There is more to Valentine’s Day than simply chocolate covered strawberries. By thinking outside the box and using what one may have thought of as a limitation to an advantage, this day will become all the more romantic and unforgettable.
For instance, this winter has brought about a severe snow storm leaving a majority of the population indoors. But this can also be an opportunity to cook a nice comforting meal or a romantic candle-lit dinner for loved ones. If the weather permits, going ice-skating will be a memorable outing.
If not trapped by cold weather, going on a hike or taking a fitness class together will be an energy-full bonding moment between a loving pair. Going on a bike ride, full body massages or venturing out onto the water for a tandem kayaking experience are exceptional ways to dazzle the special someone with an unexpected adventure. For those specifically in the Lake Havasu area, hiking to Table Top this weekend and viewing the firework show or taking a nice hike through Sara’s Crack followed by a nice dip in the lake will make any active person happy on V-Day.
Now, and most importantly, it’s important to not feel trapped by culinary decisions that need to be made. Although the status quo for Valentine’s Day tends to be sweets, carbs and shame, by thinking outside of the box there are plenty of inventive ways to feed your loved ones without compromise. Making a picnic, homemade couple’s sushi or hiring a personal chef with healthy food choice options are perfect ways around the guilt lane. Also substituting fruit for all the sweet vices one may have will give that little sense of indulgence without the numerous calories.
In all honesty, this day is meant to be shared with the ones you love whether or not there is a schedule planned. If all else fails and none of these activities help, spending a day showering ones significant other with love, affection and time should be just enough to make it special and memorable. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Health Science Society and everyone else here at ASU Havasu. <3
Here at ASU Lake Havasu, every Wednesday, we offer healthy options for the students. HSS encouragingly supports Wellness Wednesday where students are exposed to healthy alternative ways of living that increase positive areas of one’s body. Staying healthy and aware of how the body works is what the Health Science Society focuses on along with student involvement. At this campus, Wellness Wednesday offers such things as:
Free Bottles of Water with a Choice of Lemon
Relaxing Yoga Sessions,
DIY Fruit Smoothies w fruit and blender provided and more!
The numerous options offered by ASU Havasu inspire a healthy lifestyle for the students that attend here. These are some details to a successful and concentrated semester. Stay Healthy Devils.
The holidays are over and school has commenced. It’s a new year, new semester and this time it’s going to be different. It can be daunting and overwhelming to think of what the new semester might bring. New stress, sleepless nights, new sleep schedules, and having to adjust to all new syllabi and so on. HSS would like to give five little tips that can help ease a person into a new semester.
§ Know when school starts and begin making plans for how you will be getting back to school. It’s hard enough having to switch into school mode once being home has become comfortable again, but being late will make that transition harder. Allow time to become acquainted with the campus, new living situations, time to get food for school, and to replace in school and living necessities. This will make the new semester easier to transition into having one’s home life situated.
§ Next, make sure all syllabi have been read, highlighted, and read again. Knowing who your professors are and what they expect lessens the stress of what the semester will entail. This way, students will know how soon they need to begin studying for quizzes and exams. Also, by studying the syllabus before the semester begins, one can create a schedule aligning their class times with their work or gym schedule.
§ While reading the course syllabus, notice what book is required for the course. By buying the text beforehand, the amount of stress one may feel will be greatly lessened. There is nothing more overwhelming than going into a class and having the professor speak all new information of expectations and as a student having no clue where to start. By having the book, a student will have a better idea of what the course will entail. Skimming the chapters that will be covered over the semester will make the class seem less intimidating giving the student a better sense of control.
§ Most importantly, make sure all financial aid needs have been met. Be aware of the fiscal responsibilities and complete all task needed in order for a student to be able to purchase books, courses, clothes, and maybe a pen. College is a time to learn how to be an adult and this is a very adult action.
§ Finally update any school appliances needed or just because. As a kid it was always easier to wake up for school when there were new clothes or new shoes to debut. By purchasing some new clothes, shoes, a new backpack or laptop will put a positive spin on an otherwise resistant transition.
By doing one, two or all of these tips and even some not mentioned, students will be better equipped to knock out another semester of college. Moving them closer to their aspirations effectively correcting their perception from a negative one to an ambitious positive one. Good Luck on the 2016 spring semester Devils. We Can Do This
It’s that time of year ladies and gentlemen, and we are not talking about Christmas. Its Finals the time of year where it is “do or die”. As students this is the time where it feels as though at any moment that mental breakdown we have been suppression might just break through. Fear not fellow Sun Devils and other collegiate peers, here are some healthy tips to keep finals in order without pulling all-nighters and minimal stress.
Finals are inevitable, so there is no need to freak out over them. By attacking the issue straight on it is better for ones sanity and performance. This way you can enter the next phase of schooling with ease.
How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
Being that it is the holidays, one may always be worried about gaining too much weight that they won’t be able to lose the weight for summer. So here are some key tricks to keep maintain a healthy weight but to also enjoy and indulge.
Budget yourself to special homemade family treats but skip the store bought goodies that will be their year around. Training yourself what to indulge in and what to skip is much like budgeting your mad money: Do you want to blow it on garbage that you can buy anywhere or on a very special, one-of-a-kind souvenir? Don't completely deprive yourself on festive days - your willpower will eventually snap, and you'll end up overeating.
Try to stay active whenever you can, even if it’s a 20 min workout. As long as you’re getting a good amount 3 days a week you will be able to maintain a good physique through the holidays and pick right back up where you left off. After that hefty thanksgiving meal take a nice stroll and catch up with your cousins with a nice walk, go for a Christmas Eve morning stroll with your brothers/ sisters/ best friends to discuss what you got for your parents or have a nice sweat New Year’s Eve morning before a riveting night to bring in the New Year.
By maintaining awareness of portions instead of saying 'I can only have this one,' devote your energy to really savoring. You are creating a POSITIVE - not avoiding a NEGATIVE. Little tricks here and there will help you enjoy the holidays like you did as a child with all the adult benefits.