Staying Healthy in Happy Valley

Being healthy is about much more than just looking good and being in shape, it's about taking care of your body and practicing all of the components that make up good health. Luckily, there are many ways to stay healthy this summer and State College is here to help make sure you feel your best.

One of the main aspects of having a healthy lifestyle is being as stress-free as possible and being in touch with one’s body, mind and spirit; you can do all of this right here in downtown State College! There are two yoga studios in town, Lila Yoga and the Yoga Lab. Both offer yoga classes and memberships that will help reduce stress and anxiety. Yoga will also allow you to relax and practice meditation, all while getting a decent workout in. PYP Studio is 10 minutes from downtown and offers a fun twist on yoga with their aerial yoga class.

It is also very important to eat healthy and get good nutrition in order to attain a healthy lifestyle. Vegan food options can provide you with food that is high in nutrients and Cafe Verve does just that (plus everything tastes delicious, so it's a win-win). The cafe sells only 100% vegan food, yet you can still get burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more. Their most popular items are the assortment of smoothie bowls and buddha bowls that they sell. This cafe is perfect for vegans who may struggle to find a variety of food options but also for anyone who is looking to provide their diet with a boost in nutrients.

Hiking can also be a great way to stay healthy as it gets the muscles pumping and, not to mention, being in the outdoors surrounded by nature can be really relaxing. Some of the best local hiking spots are Whipple Dam, Mount Nittany, Hickory Run State Park and the Raystown Lake area.

For a more intense workout, F45 Training is right downtown on College Ave., and offers an abundance of different classes. These classes vary and you can chose from any; there are classes that target certain muscle groups or classes that incorporate particular methods of training. Pick from boxing, resistance, paired cardio, circuit, running or core-focused classes. There is something for everyone here! Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this gym is sure to make your heart race and burn calories.

Treat your body right and get healthy today with these super easy and simple ideas.

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