6 Fun Things To Do In Tallahassee To Get Active

6 Fun Things To Do In Tallahassee To Get Active

Going to the gym can get boring - switch it up!


Trying to stay fit or get back in shape in Tallahassee can be difficult because it doesn't seem like there's much to do. Going to the gym gets old and running through campus can get boring. Here are a few of my favorite things to do in Tallahassee for a workout that is a little different and almost all free!

1. Disc Golf.

This is such a fun way to get moving! This game is basically the same rules as golf, except you're throwing a disc/frisbee into the chain disc golf basket. You don't even have to be good for this game to be enjoyable. This requires a lot of walking and, obviously, throwing a disc. There are numerous parks in Tallahassee that have (FREE) disc golf courses, with my personal favorite being Tom Brown Park. Tom Brown Park also has a lake for kayaking, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a huge kid's playground and a ton of grassy hills!

2. Kayaking at the Rez.

The Rez is free for FSU students and there are so many fun things to do such as a ropes course, paddle board and kayak rentals, swimming, tanning, beach volleyball and more! A great way to go get exercise and enjoy a beautiful day is to rent a kayak at the Rez and explore Lake Bradford.

3. Take a run through Cascades Park.

This park is super close to campus and so beautiful. It is also kept relatively clean and a great spot to take a run! Catch the park during sunset for the best run!

4. Take (free) classes at the Leach with your bestie!

The Leach offers SEVERAL free classes for students every day! They offer a wide variety of classes from yoga to HIIT Cardio to Spin and even a dance class. Download the "FSU Rec" app to see the schedules and sign up for classes.

5. Swim laps at your apartment's pool.

While this may seem a little weird, if you go early in the morning or later at night there won't be anyone there and you can get a fun, easy workout in! This is an amenity you pay for no matter what, so you might as well take advantage of everything a pool has to offer.

6. Play an IM sport.

Most clubs have IM teams that play each other in pretty much every sport imaginable. Joining one of these teams is an easy way to get to know the members of the club you're in and be active! Get involved and get moving!

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These Are 4 Proven Ways That Vaccines Cause Autism

Stock up on those essential oils.


Let's just start with the first (and main) point.

1. They don't.

Susan in your anti-vax group is not a scholarly source (despite her hours and hours of Google research).

2. But in case you still believe Susan...

Maybe you'll believe Autism Speaks who says, "Scientists have conducted extensive research over the last two decades to determine whether there is any link between childhood vaccinations and autism. The results of this research is clear: Vaccines do not cause autism."

3. And if Autism Speaks still didn't convince you...

Feel free to take a look at this comprehensive list of studies that all say that there is no relationship between vaccines such as the MMR vaccination and the development of autism.

4. But here's what you should know...

There have been a few studies lately that have shown that autism develops in utero aka before a baby is even born AND before a baby can even receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations have prevented COUNTLESS deaths and illnesses. Vaccination rates are continuing to fall and do you know what that means? Measles will make its way back. Whooping cough will come back. Rubella, mumps, and polio will come back and there will be no way to stop it.

So, now that you know that vaccines do not cause autism, you're welcome to go tell Susan from your anti-vax group that as well as tell her that the Earth isn't flat. But, don't forget to mention it to her that her essential oils and organic foods are not keeping her children safe from the measles or tuberculosis.

Vaccinate your children. And, besides, even IF vaccinations caused autism, wouldn't you rather have a child with a developmental disorder rather than a child who died from the measles?

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Being Sick In College Is A Real Struggle

Being sick in college is definitely not as fun as having a sick day in middle school or high school.


Something that I have had to deal with multiple times these past two semesters is being sick while in school. It can be a real pain especially depending on what type of sickness it is. I have had tonsillitis, mono, and I'm pretty sure I also had the flu.

Being at school and away from home can make being sick worse because there is nobody to take of you such as your parents. Another thing is having to make the decision to get the rest that your body needs in order to feel better or staying on top of your assignments to avoid falling behind. My parents will always tell me to get a good night's sleep so my body can feel better the next day. However, sometimes I will feel more stress if my work isn't getting done and I feel like I'm falling behind and leaving things to get done in the last minute.

Currently, I am sick now and the past few days haven't been easy, but I still attended all my classes so I wouldn't miss any material or assignments that were given. I usually end up feeling the worst at night when trying to fall asleep, and by that time the doctors are not present at the student health center. Even though my health is important I usually don't like taking too much time out of my day to go to the health center to see a doctor. Some days I don't really have much free time before the evening.

I don't believe I have been over-exerting myself, but I don't want to just stay in my bed all day and sleep, even though that may be what is best for me. Most professors will be understanding if I email them and provide them a doctor's note as well, but I also just got back from a conference where I had to miss two days of classes next week.

I have been trying to keep hydrated so that way my body can fight the sickness. Also, I have been told if you stay hydrated you can flush the virus out of your body quicker.

Eating can also be a pain when you have a sore throat, for the past couple of days I have tried to have some soup in order to help. Most meals I would have to force myself to eat something of substance in order to give my body some type of energy in order to get through the day. It's also never fun not being able to breathe out of your nostrils. If it wasn't my nose being stuffed, then it would be constantly runny so there was no winning that battle.

Looking back, I probably should have done a bit more work over spring break in order to get ahead in the case that something like this would happen. I wanted my break to be exactly that, a break. After not being home for a few months I just wanted some time off to relax.

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