What’s Ahead: Week 18Posted May 7th, 2010 by skrindet
The theme for Week 18 is Power CORE. Keeping your core healthy is important for posture, maintaining a healthy back, and reducing the risk of disease. Posture is something that many people struggle with; there are few occupations that allow you to be standing and moving around throughout the day. Sitting all day can be tiring in its own way. After sitting for a few hours you find yourself slouching, trying to find a comfortable position. A couple ways to alleviate this problem is to get up every half an hour and walk around or just stand and stretch for a few minutes. Ways to improve your posture while sitting are to sit back in your seat and try not to lean towards your computer or desk. Later this week keep your eye out for an article by Guido Van Ryssegem , the athletic trainer at the OSU Department of Recreational Sports about lower back pain.
A strong core leads to a decreased risk of many diseases including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Incorporating a few core exercises into your daily routine can help strengthen your core. The Mayo clinic has a great slideshow with different core exercises. Check it out: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/core-strength/sm00047.
Events happening during Week 18:
Discovering Your Inner Core
Thursday May 13th
Dixon Multi-Purpose Room 2
Break away from your regular routine and join us in conversation and practical exercise – about your physical core. We’ll define the core, dispel myths associated with core training, explain how to work the core correctly, and then teach some core exercises. You’ll be glad you came.
Monday 5/10 – Thursday 5/13
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Memorial Union Ballroom
The Oregon State University Blood Drive is the largest single event blood drive for the American Red Cross in the Pacific Northwest. Over 1,000 units of life-saving product are collected each term. Each unit collected may potentially save up to three lives.
Please consider participating in the Spring Term Blood Drive as a donor or volunteer.