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Spending time at a park or walking along the beach can help us recover from the mental and physical impacts of life's stresses. With many of these benefits either closed or enforcing strict social distancing measures, we can still improve our well-being by engaging with everyday nature close to home.

  • A room with a view: There is plenty of research that suggests a view through a window of vegetation or a body of water can provide a micro-break, supporting cognitive restoration better than a view of concrete. Even if your view does not have either of these, a view of the sky can allow us to see changes in the natural world such as weather or the seasons.
  • Gardening - indoors and out: Whether it be in your backyard or balcony, gardening offers benefits such as reductions in stress, anxiety and depression. As a physical activity, gardening can also improve physical fitness.
  • Green exercise: Exercise that takes place in or around nature has been found to have strong links in improving mood and self-esteem. It is important to follow physical distancing guidelines, but it is also important to exercise rather than be both isolated and sedentary.


Events & Activities

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Campus Recreation - Virtual Fitness Classes

Take advantage of virtual group fitness classes through CSUSM's Campus Recreation! Tune in each week as a new class is uploaded to the website.

PiYo - Tuesday's at 5:00 pm: PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.

Yoga - Wednesday's at 12:00 pm: Break up your day with a relaxing gentle yoga class, or even end your day playing with different poses as you explore your inner self. Experience a variety of postures designed to bring incredible strength, flexibility, and endurance to the body and a sense of stillness to the mind.

Core De Force - Thursday's at 5:00 pm: MMA-inspired workouts designed to slash inches off your waist and sculpt total-body definition.

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Mindful CSUSM

"Daily Dose of Mindfulness" is an opportunity for all CSUSM community members to experience guided mindfulness practices with a facilitator through Zoom. Practices range from 5 to 20 minutes and include breath meditation, body scan, mindful eating and movement, compassion and other mindful activities.

Sesiones disponibles en español.


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4 Strategies for Staying Healthy in Quarantine

Trying to preserve some sense of normalcy is really important for our well-being, and good mental health promotes good physical health. As many look for ways to stay calm in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis, a Michigan Medicine dietitian shares some helpful strategies for sheltering in place. 



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Easy Healthy Recipes

Nicole and Lauren are dietitions that own and run Reveal Food Nutrition, Inc., and have a passion for helping you save time making healthy meals, which also plays a large role in maintaining physical health.

Did you miss the live food demonstration hosted in May? View the presentation here and download the Kitchen Essentials e-Book!


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Live Well San Diego

Focused on healthy, safe and thriving comunities throughout San Diego county, Live Well San Diego offers tips and resources from community partners to help residents of all ages Live Well @ Home. 



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The Importance of Mental Fitness

Physical fitness gets plenty of attention, but mental fitness is just as important and shouldn't be neglected. This article from offers tips and guidance on keeping your mental dexterity in tip top shape.