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  • From Slopes to Ice: Exploring Winter Sports at ITMO

    What shall you do when Russian winter knocks on the door? Get outside and try some winter activities! To help you with that, we reached out to KronBars student sports clubs to learn more about unique winter sports available at the university, from beginner-friendly to professional-level ones. What equipment do you need? What are the top locations? Here are their insights on training at ITMO and beyond.


  • How Sport Affects Our Cognitive Skills

    Moderate physical exercise boosts our energy by improving blood flow, raising blood sugar levels, and increasing the number of certain neurotransmitters in our brain. However, research shows that non-professional sports can positively affect not only our resource supply, but our cognitive skills, too. Is it true for all ages and health conditions? How long does it actually take to see results from exercise? And which mechanisms lay behind this process? Read on to learn what scientists from ITMO’s Center for Neuroscience in Education who have recently launched a project on students' mental well-being have to say about these and other related questions.


  • Winter Activities to Try in St. Petersburg: Newbie's Guide

    If you’re still convinced that the only legit thing to do to survive severe Russian winter is to lock yourself inside with a blanket and a laptop, we're ready to prove you lazybones wrong. Here’s our handy list of winter sports to help you get a joyful experience and warm up even on freezing days. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast and let’s go burn some calories from those holiday salads!


  • At-Home Sports: How to Stay Active While Self-Isolating

    The sedentary conditions of self-isolation can be a serious blow to your mental and physical health. Even when stuck at home, it’s important to engage in some physical activity and not turn your back on sports. The World Health Organization recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week – this is enough to keep fit and feel energized and motivated. How to ensure the necessary amount of physical activity when gyms and swimming pools are closed, and running and walking cautioned against? ITMO.NEWS has made a list of online resources that will allow you to do sports without leaving your home.