2019 News

How Much Protein Do You Need?

Protein bars. Protein shakes. Plant-based protein powders. With so many sources of protein available, how can we know which protein sources are best for athletic performance? It may be best to answer this question after discussing the purpose of protein and why our bodies need it. Proteins are one of three nutrient groups required by… more »

Rethink Your Drink

There are so many options for staying hydrated during your workout. While some beverages boast added electrolytes and vitamins, they also may be a source of added sugar. Check out this brief guide to help you decide the best drinks for your lifestyle!

Reading the Label Reading the label on sports drinks is essential… more »

Eight Sport Clubs Compete at National Championship Events

Posted On August 5, 2019
Categories 2019 News

The Department of Recreational Services oversees 23 active Sport Clubs, which are student run organizations that have a sport based component. These 23 Sport Clubs represent Georgia State University throughout the year, competing against different universities across the Southeast. The eight Sport Clubs that participated at a national championship level competition this past year were… more »

Staying Hydrated with Food

Why is hydration important?

Staying hydrated, particularly during the hot summer months or after a strenuous workout, is an important component for keeping your body functioning. Your body is made up of almost 70% water, which is why it is critical to provide your body the amount of fluid it needs. Depending on exercise duration,… more »

Health at Every Size

Health at Every Size, or HAES, is a registered trademark owned and promoted by the Association for Size Diversity and Health. The HAES message notes that while the “war on obesity” has been going on for years now, rates of chronic and deadly diseases that are commonly associated with weight are still high for Americans.… more »

You Sunk My Battleship!

Posted On May 9, 2019
Categories 2019 News

The Department of Recreational Services Aquatics program joined forces with their colleagues in Competitive Sports and Touch the Earth for a unique collaboration on February 22.  Between 5 and 7 p.m., the popular board game Battleship was brought to life in the Student Recreation Center natatorium.

Jacob Lodge, Aquatics Coordinator, helped coordinate a battleship competition… more »

Meal Prepping

Have you ever felt that you just don’t have enough time to make a home-cooked meal every night for dinner? Ever wondered how you can save money by buying in bulk? Do you simply dislike cooking?

If you said yes to any of these questions, meal prepping might be a good fit for you! Before… more »

From a Jaguar to a Panther, a Student Success Story

Posted On November 27, 2018
Categories 2018 News, 2019 News

Michael Guy’s relationship with the Department of Recreational Services began well before Georgia State University consolidated with Georgia Perimeter College in January of 2016.  The consolidation had just been announced, so Melissa Buchheit, Director for Georgia State University’s Department of Recreational Services, went to the Clarkston campus to meet with Rodney Pegues, Georgia Perimeter College’s… more »