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Three Reasons Student Squires Require Exercise

Hear ye! Hear ye! It is I, Sir Jimmie, here to offer ye knowledge on the importance of lacing up thy shoes – or putting on thy armor – and exercising.

More reasons exist to move ye body beyond avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15.
Review the list below for good measure, and anon, stroll to the Foss Wellness Center – free to all student squires, faculty and staff.

1. Relieve stress
Yay, we all know college can be stressful. Classes. Exams. Papers. Woo’ing fair maidens. Marry! In between all of that, ye still need to make time for exercise. Why? Verily, since exercise helps ye sleep better and eases anxiety, it can also help relieve stress – stress caused by the demands of college.

2. Improve focus and memory
Nay! Exercise is no wizard’s wand leading to better exam scores (unfortunately). Yet, it can benefit parts of thy brain that help ye focus and recall information. All knights require pristine focus! According to a Harvard Health scroll, “Exercising moderately and regularly stimulates brain regions involved in memory function to release a chemical called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF rewires memory circuits so they work better.”

3. Boost thy mood
Ye encounter many battles as a college student – both in thy mind and in thy life. Sometimes, these battles can make ye feel a little down – perhaps a little blue. Never fear! Research from Mayo Clinic shows that if ye get motivated, exercise can relieve anxiety and improve thy mood with the release of feel-good brain chemicals, like endorphins.

Exercise doesn’t have to be a pain. Choose an activity ye enjoy like dancing, jousting or running. Put it on thy schedule and commit to it – just like ye do thy classes.

Need more motivation? Or don’t like jousting alone? Review the Wellness Center’s group classes and personal training.

Until we meet again, fare thee well!

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Posted:September 16, 2016


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