It’s Get Active Week in IH – a chance to indulge in your favourite physical activity or perhaps try a new one.
Here are our top five favourite reasons of why we have decided to dedicate a whole week to Getting Active.
1. Physical health and emotional health are inextricably intertwined and looking after your body is equally good for the body as well as the mind. With a busy essay and exam month coming on the horizon during January there is no better way to beat the stress than having a well-established physical activity routine.
2. Getting active allows you a chance to make new friends or deepen your relationship with people.
3. Getting active allows you to learn a new skill – be it rock climbing, archery or frisbee.
4. Getting active enables you to express yourself in new ways – for example by taking a dance class.
5. Being active can also be less intensive by simply making a habit of walking more and using the public transport less, going for a swim once a week or doing some easy and quick morning stretch exercises. Any activity, however small is better than no activity and will bring an abundance of benefits.
We are proud that our community life at IH is filled with ways of getting active from our weekly sporting events including yoga, football and running club to the wide array of facilities and equipment we have at IH including our squash court, pool table, ping pong tables. While this week is dedicated to getting active we hope that in IH we have provided you with the facilities and ease to establish a sustained habit to live an active life for the whole time while at IH and beyond.
Getting active now will set you onto the right routine ahead of the holiday period and the busy and sometimes stressful term that is to follow in the new year. Physical activity helps to quiet your mind, process emotions and get a burst of energy. It's the best study break activity and it can be as long or as short as you need it to fit around your life.
Remember members of the Warden’s Team are always available for you to learn more ways to get active in London or for any concerns you may have.