When you need to take some time out from study, there are heaps of sports sessions and fitness classes you can try at the UC RecCentre. Find out more from one of our UC Student Bloggers:
Did you know as a UC student you get access to the RecCentre for FREE?
The RecCentre is a fantastic resource for students. Not only does exercise help you stay fit and healthy, it can also prime your brain for study, and even help you to make new friends.
Whether you are a new or returning student it can be easy to get swept up in the excitement and busyness of a new semester. As your social calendar starts to fill up, and your assignments begin to build up, it is important to take time out for your physical and mental health.
Staying active is essential to wellbeing. People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing many diseases as they age, sleep better, and have reduced feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. Studies show that exercise is especially important for students. Students are extremely likely to feel stressed, especially during busy periods such as exam weeks and those who exercise regularly report improved stress management. In addition, studies have shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain. This helps the body to build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration and better memory allowing for more effective study.
The RecCentre has a wide range of equipment and even offers personal training for a reduced fee compared to other gyms. For people like myself who are unsure of what to do in the gym, group fitness classes are also offered. There is a large variety in classes from HIIT workouts, to pump, yoga, or Zumba. Classes make each workout more fun, and it is easier to stay motivated when you exercise with other people. Most of the classes are completely free for students, while some cost only a small fee.
UC also offers many different sports and you don’t have to have a team together to sign up. If you are want to try a new hobby this year, trying out a new sport is a great option. You get all of the great benefits of exercise, while also meeting new friends.
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