How much exercise do you need?
The NHS recommends atleast 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles.
Why do we need exercise?
1) Overall Wellbeing: Exercise increases your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life.
2) Aid with Depression: Exercise can treat mild to moderate depression and a steady schedule can prevent relapses.
3) Stress Buster: Exercise relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances well-being through the release of endorphins.
4) Better Concertation: Excercise improves concentration, motivation, memory, and mood by releasing the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels.
5) Boosts self-esteem: regular activity is an investment in your mind, body, and soul. It can foster your sense of self-worth and make you feel strong and powerful.
6) Better Sleep: Even short bursts of exercise in the morning or afternoon can help regulate your sleep patterns.
7) Strong Resilience: When faced with challenges in life, exercise can help you cope in a healthy way, instead of resorting to negative behaviors that ultimately only make your symptoms worse.
How do we stay active at IH?
We have weekly sports events to build community and get you active. These include:
football, yoga and basketball. Click here to learn more about sports at IH. We also have ready access to a squash court and a ping pong table. Both of these can be booked through reception. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Warden's Team is a great resource for you on issues regarding to uni, hall or personal lives. Feel free to contact them at any time by emailing email@example.com or contacting the Duty Senior Member through reception on weekdays between 6 pm and 8 am and all day on weekends.