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Fitting in Physical Activity at College or University





Healthy, active students are more productive and attentive in class - and feel better too.

Here are some ideas for getting more activity into your day:

 Active Transport

  • Get off the bus or park your car a few blocks away and walk the extra distance, with a friend. 
  • Ride your bike to campus a few times a week. Remember your helmet / safety gear.

Active Student 

  • Take the stairs - even climbing two flights of stairs per day can lead to approximately 2.7 kg of weight loss over one year\
  • Take advantage of on-campus recreational facilities; participate in community events and challenges on campus
  • Be active in your spare time. Swim, cycle, jog, play games or work out by yourself or with a friend
  • Join a club or recreational league. It's a great way to meet new people 
  • Take stretch and movement breaks from your studies every hour
  • Set up walking study groups
Last Updated: January 5, 2013