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SARC & Health Promotion are collaborating on a cool new program in preparation for Sun God Festival 2014. Are you that friend who always takes care of everyone when you go out? Are you going to SGF this year? If YES, then you can be a SGF Floatie and help keep your friends afloat! Check out the link below for information about the program and how to register for one of our interactive trainings. We need 500 Floaties… help us make it happen!

It’s still not too late to become a floatie! Check out this wonderful program SARC has put together and help your friends “stay afloat” during Sungod this year!

IT MIGHT feel like a miracle pick-me-up, but that morning coffee you’re craving is not the best way to kickstart your day.

Sure, that first waft of freshly brewed Java in the morning feels like an old friend touching you on the shoulder, but you would be much better off with a dose of morning exercise.

Sorry. But hear me out.

While coffee gives you an immediate rush (that’s your adrenalin spiking and various unwanted hormones being released), the high is followed by a crash and will leave you feeling a bit stressed all day.

Exercise, on the other hand, will stoke your central nervous system in a way it likes, releasing mood-boosting hormones and firing up your body’s energy-burning engines.

The 3rd annual Good Life Festival is around the corner, but The Zone wants to know how you live “the good life” each and every day! Whether you’re running or laughing, crafting or cooking, use #UCSDgoodlife when posting your picture. 
Get the most likes to win a swag bag and be ready to live YOUR good life at the Good Life Festival 2014! 

Did you forget that that today was WORKOUT WEDNESDAY?!

Build muscle and burn fat with this fast and effective workout!

For those of you looking for more of a challenge, add on 25 jump squats to the beginning, middle, and end of the sequence.

It’s time to SWEAT, team!

Would YOU like to create Your Own Zone Tip?!

Well now you have the chance! The Zone is having a Create Your Own Zone Tip Twitter Contest next week and the winners of the contest will have their Zone Tips FEATURED at The Good Life Festival along with other prizes! For more info check out the event page HERE!

Join the Zone for our very first 30-day fitness goal: 30 Day Plank Challenge!!!

With today (April 15) being Day 1, hold the plank for 20 seconds. Feel free to start off with level 1 and work your way up to levels 2 and 3 as your body becomes stronger throughout the month. 

The Plank is a good ab exercise because extending through your arms and legs creates pressure through your core. Abdominal muscles help stabilize and support your body, maintaining a 45-degree angle with the floor.

It’s time for another TASTY TUESDAY: Quesadillas


  • 1 – 15.5oz can black beans (drained)
  • 1 – 11 oz can corn (drained)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • Flour tortillas (try whole wheat tortillas if available)
  • Shredded cheese (try Cheddar and Monterey Jack)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper


1. Chop tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro.

2. Mix black beans and corn into the tomato, red onion, and cilantro mixture.

3. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside.

4. Lightly coat pan with olive oil.

5. Place one tortilla down on the pan.

6. Sprinkle with cheese mixture and add bean mixture.

7. Place another tortilla on top.

8. Brown on one side until cheese begins to melt (about 2-3 minutes).

9. Flip over to brown the other side.

10.Remove from pan. Cut into 6 pieces and serve.

The Zone is Hiring!

Are you interested in working for The Zone next year? We are looking for students with an interest in health and well-being and the drive to help develop a culture of well-being at UCSD. Apply today for 2014-2015 positions! For full details, log into Port Triton and search for the following position:

SHW Program Assistant: 784693

Questions? Contact The Zone Program Manager, Iris Crowe-Lerma, at 858.822.7618 or

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