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The Importance of Exercise for College Students

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Exercise is Medicine

A variety of chronic diseases and health related complications such as heart disease, diabetes, depression/anxiety, and obesity may be prevented or aided by physical activity. The Exercise is Medicine on Campus program is based on the guiding principles and efforts of the American College of Sports Medicine to bring a greater focus on physical activity and nutrition in the collegiate setting. 

In collaboration with the University Counseling & Student Development CenterHealth Center, and Student Wellness and Outreach, students may be referred to UREC's Exercise is Medicine on Campus program based on their need for services. Students may also contact team participants for a consultation to determine if our programs and services can meet their needs. Students will have a greater opportunity to increase physical activity levels based on their individual needs and have a better understanding of general nutrition to promote overall health and well-being. Those students who are unfamiliar with UREC programs and services will have opportunities to meet with professional staff members to learn about classes and workshops that could meet their needs (yoga, meditation, dance classes).

Students will initially consult with one of the UREC Professional Staff members on the EIMC team. While one-on-one programs such as personal training and nutrition analysis may not interest everyone, all UREC programs and services will be recommended based on individual goals. Alternatives will be provided based on the needs of each participant. Guidelines will also be provided for those participants interested in exercising outside of UREC.

Resources:

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Holly Bailey for Personal Training, Nutrition Analysis, general fitness and nutrition, Circuit Training or Holly Wade for Yoga, Meditation, Massage, Group Fitness programs, Wellness & body image programs.