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The Current: OSU-Tulsa News

thursday, july 7, 2016

Fitness options, air conditioning make lunchtime workout convenient

Student Danielle Brown uses the exercise epuipment during a recent workout at the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center.
Student Danielle Brown uses the exercise epuipment during a recent workout at the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center.

Incorporating a fitness routine into your lunch break may seem daunting, but OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center Coordinator Jeremiah Watkins said the center makes it easy by offering plenty of equipment, space and tools to burn calories and tone up in air-conditioned comfort.

“Thirty minutes of moderate activity a day has proven to be effective at increasing overall wellness,” he said. “We want to help you every step of the way.”

The wellness center has dumbbells, resistance bands, aerobic steps, physio balls, treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, resistance bands, Matrix stations, kettle balls, jump ropes, an ergonomic rower and much more. In addition, daily yoga classes are scheduled to help alleviate day-to-day stress and increase flexibility. Shower rooms, towels and lockers also are available. To sign up for a free membership and find out about equipment and schedules, visit the OSU-Tulsa Wellness Center website.

OSU-Tulsa to host orientation sessions for new students

As the start of the fall semester approaches, OSU-Tulsa has planned several orientation sessions to help new students learn about campus resources.

Two undergraduate orientation sessions are scheduled for noon and 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 in North Hall 104. An additional orientation is set for 10:30 a.m. in North Hall 150 on Aug. 13. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Graduate student orientation will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 in the B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall. OSU-Tulsa advising, enrollment, bursar and financial aid offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. The fall semester begins on Aug. 15.

Orientation sessions provide new students the opportunity to visit the OSU-Tulsa campus and get information about student activities, organizations and services.

Tips to beat the heat during summer

Oklahoma temperatures are soaring and and the hot weather likely will continue into August. To survive the dangerous heat, the American Red Cross offers several tips to avoid heat-related emergencies, such as sunburn and heat stroke.

  • Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. The temperature inside can reach dangerous levels in minutes.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outside.
  • Wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing.
  • Protect skin by using sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15 and limit the amount of direct sunlight received.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.

 To learn additional safety measures for summer, visit the OSU Safety website.