Friday, May 16, 2014

Hello Sun God

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the UC San Diego annual Sun God Festival. The event started back in 1984 as a celebration marking the one year anniversary of the statue of the Sun God, the first piece of the famous Stuart Collection here on campus.

Sun God has expanded drastically over the last two decades, however the idea behind the day remains true at heart…which is to allow students an opportunity to enjoy themselves post mid-terms.  Though the hope is that all students will be responsible and keep their wellness in mind, I know sometimes the atmosphere of the day soaks into your bloodstream and you may forget some of the important basics, like hydrating and eating!

In order to prevent heat exhaustion in these extreme temperatures, I recommend you load up on fluids… like water and juice J! Water is an excellent natural coolant for your body and will help regulate its internal temperature to prevent you from over-heating. Make sure to strive to hit at least 8 cups of water throughout the day.

Also, don’t forget to stop into the Dining Unit or Markets to grab a little something to nosh on so you can be fueled up for the festivities on the field! Remember though, all of the Dining Units & Markets will be closing at 8:00 PM tonight, so be sure to grab your late night eats early on.

Standard operating hours resume tomorrow, which can be viewed here:

Have a safe and happy Sun God Festival Guys!

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