Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your overall wellbeing. Being more active can help you:
- Increase your chances of living longer
- Feel better about yourself
- Sleep well at night
- Move around more easily
- Stay at or get to a healthy weight
- Be with friends or meet new people
- Enjoy yourself and have fun
Make Room for Exercise in Your Day
Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but in reality, it doesn't have to be done all at once. Ten minute intervals of moderate level activity is all you have to do at a time. Get a group of friends and take a brisk walk at lunch, meet a friend after work, one day a week, and walk together to catch up. Get a fitness buddy, activity is more fun with a friend, and you will be helping someone else feel better as well!
So, how much activity do you really need? That depends on your goals, current activity level, age, etc. A good guide to follow can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website:
The Office of Recreation Services is dedicated to the enrichment of the total person by recreating the individual’s physical, cognitive, and social life while enhancing their educational experience. We strive to educate the Bucknell community in establishing and leading healthier lifestyles by increasing quality of life throughout adulthood with daily physical activity.
Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority (LARA) provides a comprehensive, year-round, varied and stimulating recreation program with adequate, functional, and attractive facilities and play areas for people of all ages and abilities. (University discount applies for non-Lewisburg residents)
Track Your Activity. PureWellness includes an app for Droid and iPhones, called PureRunner, which can be used to track your walking, running, biking, rollerblading, etc. It will track your distance, speed, calories burned, and route, and automatically upload the information into your portal at the end of your activity. Don’t have a smartphone? You can log your cardio activity directly into PureWellness, along with your strength training, classes, and any other activity you do.
Find A New Routine. Bored with doing the same old exercises? Check out the fitness library in PureWellness. You can find new exercises, with examples of how to execute them correctly. You can also find whole new exercise routines, to keep you interested and motivated.