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Tips for exercising in hot weather

Tips for exercising in hot weather Exercising in hot weather increases our body temperature. Sure, our bodies have built-in cooling systems that help us adjust to heat. That’s why we perspire. But this natural cooling system can fail if we’re exposed to soaring temperatures for too long. Tip #1 – Drink Up To keep cool, […]

Move It Monday

Being physically active is one of the most important actions a person can take to improve their health. Evidence shows that physical activity is associated with a range of immediate and long-term benefits, including better sleep and mood, healthier weight, and lower risk of chronic disease. However, between work, school, errands, and family, it can […]

Funny Friday

The 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain

Bad choices and everyday missteps could harm your cognition. Here’s how to combat several of them. by Nicole Pajer, AARP You already know that a bad diet and a permanent indentation on the couch aren’t good for your brain. But there are some lesser-known daily routines that could be undermining your cognition, says Jessica Caldwell, […]

Try This Simple Exercise When You Feel Stress Take Over

A small moment of meditation can help you sit with what’s bothering you, and address the source of your anxiety. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. —Jon Kabat-Zinn Many times we have the habit of ignoring unpleasant situations or problems stewing inside us. Perhaps we […]

Motivation Monday

Monday is for taking a fresh approach to re-imagining your future. If you’ve been feeling stressed, take a moment to see a different outcome. Is there one small thing you could be doing differently that would save you time, make you happier, or be of benefit? Maybe it’s as simple as making yourself lunch or […]

5 Habits of People Who Are Especially Productive Working from Home

Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation. Before many office workers transitioned to remote arrangements, the thought of working from home sounded like a dream. Who doesn’t love the idea of ditching the commute and staying in your sweats? But those of us who have been working from […]

Did you know?

Join VCU Human Resources and VCU Department of Recreation and Well-Being for weekly exercise classes! You can find the full schedule at:

Are you ready to return to campus?

There are many emotions as things open up and we return to campus. Join VCU Human Resources and Anthem EAP today at noon for a timely session, The New Normal: Life After COVID-19 and Returning to campus! where we will learn what to work on before coming back, what we have learned during the pandemic […]

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