Traditional lunges are a great way to build leg muscles and tighten up your glutes. Adding a twist engages core muscles for an additional kick.
STABILITY BALL CRUNCHES
Introduce a stability ball into your standard crunch routine to kick up the intensity level and target different muscle groups
BOSU BALL PUSH UPS
Much like stability balls, bosu balls engage a wide variety of muscle groups to add a new intensity level to standard workouts. Push-ups are a great exercise not only for pecs but also biceps, shoulders, back and abs.
Getting rid of stubborn underarm fat means focusing on the triceps. Dips are an effective way to utilize your own body weight and gravity to get lean, toned arms.
Six Spring Break Pointers
1. Pack wisely.
If you’re going somewhere tropical and plan to be in a bathing suit all day, it can’t hurt to throw in a light jacket or sweater for when the temperature drops at night.
2. Give yourself a budget.
Limit your spending and make sure you have money left over for emergencies. Even if you don’t stick to your budget, you’ll be a lot closer than if you just went on a spending spree.
3. Do your research.
Plan ahead for your trip and make sure you know your way around the area. In some cases, it is good to know the laws of the area in order to avoid any conflict.
4. Wear Sunscreen.
One of the most basic rules of traveling, there is need for it to be repeated. A trip can get ruined by bad burns, so be careful of the sun and lather up.
5. Don’t stress the details.
Don’t worry if you don’t make every single plan you made or if you go past a time limit that you set– go on adventures and enjoy the 7 short days of free time you have.
6. Stick with friends you know and trust.
Even if you meet locals or strangers that seem friendly, they could have other intentions. Stick with the people you know and travel in groups.
Tips for eating healthy from campus nutritionist George Elliot
DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
If you’re thinking about skipping breakfast, think again— it has been proven that breakfast jump starts your metabolism for the day, which helps you burn calories even while at rest. A healthy breakfast should contain between 300 and 500 calories and consist of one protein serving, one fruit or vegetable serving, one fat serving and one or two servings of complex carbohydrates.
MONITOR YOUR CHOICES
Baked, broiled, and roasted are leaner ways to eat. Choosing broth based soups, red sauces and more simple foods can save you some calories as well. (Tip: Check out the baked sweet potatoes in the rotisserie)
Superfoods such as quinoa, dark chocolate, blueberries, olive oil, sweet potatoes, and salmon pack a lot of nutrition benefits in one serving. Maximize your health and prevent disease by including a variety of superfoods in your diet every day.
SNACK ON NUTS, ALMONDS, AND WALNUTS
Nuts, almonds and walnuts are proving they are worth the money with all the heart benefits they provide. A little bit can go a long way in keeping you satisfied until that next meal. Oatmeal with dried cranberries and walnuts with a glass of milk can stick with you until your next snack or meal.