May - Get Moving This Summer

 

Transition from school to summer term with these tips!

1. Exercising

If you're planning on staying on campus this summer, why not go for a swim at Tait McKenzie Centre? The Centre offers various classes in the summer, varying from dance to martial arts. For a detailed list, please visit their website at: http://www.yorkulions.ca/sports/2013/4/12/GEN_0412133336.aspx?tab=taitmckenziecentre.

2. Nutrition

We know those late-night fast-food sessions that rear their ugly head during exam periods. That's why we're here to tell you that healthy eating is the only way to get those A's. Studies have shown that students who consume foods with high nutritious value tend to have clear thinking, more memorization, and high concentration levels. Is it worth it then to have a handful of walnuts a day? Heck yes!
Some brain-enhancing foods include: blueberries, as they act as an antioxidant for the brain; pumpkin seeds, they contain lots of zinc necessary for memory and cognition; eggs, they contain Vitamin E essential for prevention against cognitive decline; green tea, which contains L-Theanine and this amino acid helps increase concentration.
To find out more on how you can eat healthy this summer, please visit the Nutrition Team at S172 Ross Building from 8:30 am-4:30 pm weekdays.

3. Relaxing

Maybe all you really want to do now is relax. Have you considered yoga? Yoga has been a great technique in reducing stress levels and providing mental clarity. Tait McKenzie Centre offers yoga classes in the summer. For more information, visit: http://www.yorkulions.ca/sports/2013/3/18/REC_mind_body_fitness.aspx?tab=yogabodymindspiritwellness

4. Gardening

Have you ever wanted to plant your own food? Maloca Gardens gives you that opportunity! To find out about this 2,000 square feet garden located here on the Keele campus, visit the website: https://malocagarden.wordpress.com/about-2/

5. Hiking

So, maybe you're not keen on running a treadmill this summer. Hiking may be better for you. York has a great walking trail map for students interested in hiking around campus.
http://www.yorku.ca/web/maps/WalkingTrailsMAP.pdf
Or if you're looking for a challenging hike this summer, visit the Toronto Hiking website at http://www.torontohiking.com/.
Happy hiking!