Exercise to excel

Exercise helps you maintain or improve your health, reduce stress, and feel better every day. Other benefits of regular physical activity include:

  • lower stress and anxiety
  • reduced muscular tension
  • improved work performance and attitudes
  • enhanced self-concept and self-esteem
  • better control of weight
  • higher resistance against disease, such as the common cold
  • decrease in blood sugar levels
  • increased production of endorphins, which are brain chemicals that can enhance your mood

Getting started

Total fitness means keeping your body in top working order. You should exercise at moderate intensity for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. If you are short on time, you can also break this down into three 10-minute sessions each day.

Where to workout

There are many university-wide and community resources to help you get fit.

On campus

There are many ways to get fit on campus. Check out the Recreation Center, the Wall Aquatic Center or join a sports club or intramural team.

In the community

Flagstaff and its surroundings offer a variety of other sports and outdoor activities. Don't know where to start? Check out Outdoor Adventures.