Physical Activity

Ice SkatingResearch shows that during transition to college, students typically neglect their physical activity and focus on their school work. Not only does this hinder your physical wellbeing, but a lack of physical activity can actually hurt your academic performance!

Recommendation 

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, with at least two days of muscle-strengthening activity.

Moderate Intensity Aerobic Acitvity Vigorous Intensity Aerobic Activity

Walking briskly  

Biking leisurely

Yoga

Skating leisurely

Gardening

Jogging, running

Swimming laps

Aerobic classes  

Biking

 

Tips

Lucky for us, Cambridge is an extremely walkable city. Find the time to get your body moving!

  • Walk or bike for your commute
  • Sign up for classes at the gym
  • Schedule your workout plan for the week
  • Workout first thing in the morning before life gets in the way
  • Park in the back of the parking lot
  • Take the stairs

Benefits

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase energy
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve memory, focus  & productivity
  • Better sleep
  • Improve mood & self-esteem

Resources