Tips to a Healthy Super Bowl Sunday

SBSuper Bowl XLVIII is less than a week away! With New Year’s resolutions already made, I don’t want anyone straying away from the routines that have already been put into play. With that being said, I have done some research on healthy tips and recipes for Super Bowl Sunday!

I know that it will be tempting to indulge in the high in calorie food that will be served during the Super Bowl festivities you attend but I have some great tips to keep you on track.

Don’t Skip Meals

It is important to stick to your regular diet on Super Bowl Sunday. Skipping meals earlier in the day will only make you want to eat more while watching the game.

Exercise

Before the festivities, go get a great work out in to feel even more motivated to stay in shape. It will also help your body burn extra calories. Of course the RAC will be open!

Eat at Halftime

The problem we all encounter is eating during the whole 3-4 hour game. If you must eat the food provided. Opt to only eat during half time and focus on the game.

If you enjoy cooking or have a group of friends who are planning to take the healthy route, here are a few dishes that can be made for your party: Shrimp Cocktail, Fruit Skewers with Honeyed Yogurt Dip, Trail Mix, and Swedish Meatballs just to name a few!

Here are the links to make these delicious dishes and more!

Throw the Ultimate Super Bowl Party

31 Guilt-Free Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Party Food

Do you have any more recipes or tips that were not mentioned? Feel free to comment below. Cheers to healthy eating and may the best team win!

Tips were provided from: Tips and Recipes for a Healthier Super Bowl Party and Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

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Officials’ Clinics

The Recreation Activity Center’s (RAC) Officials’ Clinics are a great way to get officiating training with no previous experience necessary. It’s a free three-day class. After speaking to Garrett Alexander, a CRI employee at Georgia Southern University, I learned of all the benefits of becoming a sport official.

“To participate in these clinics, all you have to do is show up. The employees at the RAC will teach you everything you need to know,” said Garrett. “This is a learning session for everybody. So come, ask questions, take in as much as you can, and hopefully at the end of the day you can leave saying you know more about officiating and all it entails than you did beforehand.”

Garrett describes his first time as a little nerve racking and intimidating but he quickly got over all of the negative feelings after the clinicians were very welcoming and ready to help him learn.

Last week, CRI had Basketball Officials’ clinics. Soccer Officials’ clinics will begin TONIGHT at 9pm. Also, Softball Umpires’ clinics will start up towards the end of next month!

“I love being an official because by refereeing intramurals I have made way more friends than I think I would have otherwise. I can’t imagine my college career without officiating being a key component,” Garrett expressed after asking about his experience thus far.

Garrett has had many doors open up for him after becoming a sport official. He was able to build connections and become an intramural supervisor. He also officiates at middle and high school football and basketball games.

If you do not think that you will be able to make the clinics this semester, don’t worry. Each semester CRI will have officiating clinics available to students. Flag Football and Volleyball clinics will be offered next semester.

“Just do it. This is an amazing opportunity. You literally have the chance to get paid while watching sports. Granted you’re not just watching, but it’s a lot of fun and you don’t want to pass this up.”

Eagles, if you love sports and want to make some extra money, take advantage of this opportunity!

Have any questions or want to learn more? Visit intramural Officials Training website or contact the Intramural Sports office: imsports@georgiasouthern.edu.

Find Your #RACLife for 2014

Welcome back, Eagles!

This spring is packed with great programs and events to get you involved, stay in shape, and help you find your #RACLife.

To stay updated, I encourage you to follow GSUCampusRec on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We still have more #RACLife T-shirts to give away, so don’t miss out on a chance to win one!

Here is a quick overview for this semester.

Fitness

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Print your own schedule here.

There are three new group fitness classes to check out this semester! We have added a Meditation class, Restorative Yoga, and Interval Training. Never heard of them? You can read the class descriptions here to give you an idea of what to expect before you show up.

Spring Break Boot Camp is back this semester! The boot camp will begin January 21 and is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. No registration required.

Intramurals

Registration has opened for pre-season basketball and will close January 15. Mark your calendars to make sure you and your team is registered to play!

Also, Soccer and Bowling registration opens on the first day of classes. Remember, choosing days to play are first come first serve!

Lastly, be on the lookout to play CRI Open Golf later this spring!

Golf Course

If you haven’t gone to check out the new Georgia Southern Golf Course yet, or even if you have, book your tee time here. It’s only $7 for students to play! You can even sign up for lessons and rent clubs if you’re new to the sport.

Club Sports

The Club Sports Fair is on January 21 at 6 p.m. During the fair, you will have a chance to meet over 30 teams and get more information on how to get involved. Check out our directory to get an idea what’s available before you get to the fair!

Southern Adventures

Campus Cycle had its kick-off last night, and we only have about 15 bikes left, so come on out to rent your bike for the semester. Rental is $30 for the entire semester and includes the bike, a lock, and free parts and maintanence. Don’t miss out on this awesome program. It can help you to save gas money while giving you guaranteed exercise everyday!

SA will also be hosting tons of climbing and skills clinics. Pre registration is required.

Aquatics

There will be some Red Cross certification classes this semester. If you are interested in any of the certification classes register with Member Services on the first floor of the RAC.

If you’re interested in working as a lifeguard, go ahead and sign up for the certification to help better your chances of a job with CRI!

In addition to the Red Cross Certification, aquatics will be hosting Swim2Break, the Polar Bear Plunge, and Dive-In Movie!

Wellness

Put wellness in your Wednesday is kicking off January 29th from 12-2 p.m. with a Just Dance Off event! Come to the Russell Union Stage and get active with Wii Just Dance.

Next month the Wellness program will have their annual Wellness Week. A variety of events are lined up to help you make wellness a daily routine.

Also, get excited for the Campus Farmer’s Market returning soon!

Stay tuned for more programs and events from CRI this spring! Feel free to visit our website for more information.

Have a great semester!