Time outdoors can provide opportunities for socialization and exercise, boosting moods and leading to positive changes in mental health. With COVID-19 sending record numbers to parks and trails, here are some expert tips and less trafficked spots for those who want to skip the crowds.
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As COVID-19 drives scores of people to outdoor spaces, responsible recreation has risen to the forefront of many's attention. With individuals looking for a place to be free of pandemic restrictions, concern for the environment has grown as the likelihood of overuse and damage increase.
Perhaps it was primal instinct, or maybe it was cabin fever. Whatever the reason, COVID-19 has driven a record number of Washington residents to seek solace in nature — and the benefits people are feeling are backed by science.
In a strong show of teamwork in the face of adversity, the Western Washington University men’s soccer team left it all on the pitch to defeat Saint Martin’s University 2-1 on Saturday, May 1.
In any other rowing season, the loss of an athlete due to injury might upset the carefully tuned balance of a boat. This spring, losing a teammate threatens to sink the entire Western Washington University women’s rowing team.
Western Washington University’s track & field team has come out strong after an uncertain offseason, with standout performances from new athletes since the Viking’s first meet on March 20.