People who exercise are healthier, feel better, and are less likely to develop chronic diseases. Exercise can also help lessen feelings of anxiety and depression and improve sleep. It is recommended that adults get 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity a week. For more information see the CDC's Physical Activity Guidelines.
On campus there are many ways to get your exercise in. Visit The Campus Recreation Center for fitness classes, cardio and weight-lifting equipment, indoor track, climbing wall and many more ways to get your exercise in. Students can also get involved in intramural sports, swim, bike, or try an outdoor adventure.
We are also fortunate to have a beautiful campus with many excellent paths for walking and running!
For additional information see:
Harvard Medical School Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills.
Mayo Clinic – Depression and anxiety: exercise reduces symptoms
John Hopkins Medicine – Exercising for better sleep