Exercise in UCD

There are plenty of choices in UCD to try exercise and a beautiful campus to go for walks in.

Why Exercise? 

Exercise can boost your mental and physical health, improve your academic performance and overall contribute to a happier more fulfilled life. Oftentimes, we make excuses about why we cannot exercise but take a few minutes to consider the benefits of exercise and plan how you can build it into your life.

I don't have time to exercise! You don’t need to spend large amount of time exercising to gain benefits. You can build it into your normal daily routine e.g. walking at lunchtime, cycling or walking to college, taking brief exercise breaks while studying.

How Much Exercise? The amount of exercise required is about 25 to 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise 4 to 5 times a week. Moderate intensity exercise requires that you push yourself to a point where you feel you have to breathe harder, but that you would be able to talk to a person if they were beside you.  

Exercise does not have to be the gym. It can be a dance class, swimming, hill walking, cycling or any combination that suits you. 

Recognised Physical and Psychological benefits that result from taking regular exercise:

According to Dr Mike Evans, small changes and 30 minutes a day can have a massive improvement on your health. Please see  www.evanshealthlab.com/23-and-12-hours for more information.