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February 17, 2011 at 4:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Not sure about where you are, but here in Harrisonburg it’s going to be absolutely beeeautiful this weekend! 69 degrees in February? We’ll take it. To get all of you out there acquainted with those of us here at wellnessU, we wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect from us in the posts to come. Read on to find out how each of us will be using this unseasonable weather to our advantage…

Hi! I’m Amelia, I’ll usually be writing posts about how to continue a healthy lifestyle on the go. If you’re one of those people with less time than hours in the day, you’re in the right spot. Thankfully, this Friday I’m setting aside the afternoon to hike a local mountain, Reddish Knob, with a few friends. If you haven’t been, you can find directions here. The views from the top are absolutely amazing:

Photo courtesy of Drew Scala


Because one of my friends is really into photography (above), it’s guaranteed the hike is going to take longer than anticipated. Rule #1 of traveling: Always, always have a snack on you. For hiking in particular, some nutritious snack  ideas are an apple or banana, a cup of homemade trail-mix/granola or a cliff bar. Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate almond fudge are de.li.cious. I hope you’re planning something just as adventurous, check back for photos from the hike on my post next Wednesday!

Hello all! I’m Loren and I’ll be posting about enjoyable workout routines for busy-bodies. With the 70 degree, sunny weather approaching this weekend, I plan on taking full advantage of burning my calories outdoors! After being cooped up in my campus gym throughout Harrisonburg’s frigid winter months, I am definitely ready to get back outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Whether you’re an avid gym-goer or prefer to lay-low, going on a walk is an easy exercise that reaps many benefits. Not only will you shed some calories, but you might be gaining brain power too. A recent study I found on Self.com (my go-to health website) suggests that walking three times a week for 40 minutes increases brain functioning. So let’s get walking! I’ll be lacing up my sneakers and hitting the pavement for a nice, 3-4 mile walk Friday afternoon. Be sure to hydrate, wear loose or comfortable clothing and comfy sneakers.

Increasing your brain power not enough motivation? Check out some motivational tips to get you moving!

Welcome wellnessU friends!  I’m Chelsea, and I am so excited to share with you about being healthy with your friends! How fun.   As for me, this amazing weather has my housemates and I thinking summer!  So of course, we’re brainstorming fun & fresh recipes using spring and summer’s best!  Just around the corner, there will be so many in-season fruits and veggies.  Get a headstart by checking out a post from one of my faaaavorite blogs–Eat Like Me on Self.com!  Christin gives some of her favorite eats of the summer here. Enjoooy!

Hey potential wellnessU readers, my name is Emily and I’m excited to get started with our Blog!  Harrisonburg’s forecast for the weekend is mostly sunny and WARM (in February?  I’ll take it.).  My roommates and I will take advantage of the hint of spring by taking a stroll through the Arboretum, possibly bringing some home-made appetizers along the way.  I’ll be sharing healthy, easy recipes with you that are quick to make at home or in your apartment.  Not to mention cheap (we all know living on a college budget can be restricting).  So if you’re getting sick of your food pyramid consisting of Ramen and fast food, make sure to check out some of my recipes!

Hello readers! I hope you took advantage of the beautiful weather (if you had any!) this weekend and did something outside!  I am David and I will be sharing quick, efficient work outs with you.  We all live busy lives and have lots to do but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be fit.  Spring is coming and it’s the perfect time to get outside and get fit, so check out some of these workouts to help boost your body and your mind.


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