People of all ages can benefit from regular physical activity. Accumulating at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, most if not all days of the week can reduce health risks and improve quality of life. Additional health benefits can be gained through longer duration or higher intensity activity - but you don't have to run marathons to achieve significant health benefits! Weight management, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels, stress levels, sleep habits and many other health measures can be influenced positively by participating in regular physical activity.
T-FIT is committed to providing opportunities for SUU faculty and staff to be physically active on a regular basis. Check the T-FIT calendar for upcoming events and classes. You can also join one of the Activity Groups to get involved with others who enjoy being physically active! These informal groups are one way to make connections and find social support in your efforts to be physically active.
Here are a few resources for more information:
- Human Resources' Wellness Central. http://www.suu.edu/ad/hr/WellnessCentralInformation.html
- Fitness center schedule and fees: http://suu.edu/ed/pe/building/
- Utah Department of Health site promoting healthy physical activity, trails, tips and online tracking... http://www.utahwalks.org/
- SUU Outdoor Recreation Center, trails, maps, rental equipment, trips... http://suu.edu/ss/outdoors/
- Shape Up America! National non-profit organization to promote healthy lifestyles - both nutrition and physical activity. http://www.shapeup.org/
- HealthFinder is a US Dept. of Health and Human Services website designed to provide links and resources for all kind of health issues including mental health, obesity, illness, pregnancy... http://www.healthfinder.gov/