Welcome to the first Wellness Wednesday with Naomi, your Commissioner of Health and Wellness. These posts are here to help you with strategies to stay healthy in lots of different aspects. Each month has a theme, and each week has a description of resources related to the theme, a blog post from me, a post on stress management tips, and a blog post from you! If you want to submit your experiences relating to the theme (they can be anonymous!) just check out this link here: https://goo.gl/forms/oDGX60e2IYUdhbd63
To finish off September, here’s a resource blog post regarding exercise! Exercise can be a very effective stress reliever and a path to a healthier life. The best thing about it is it comes in all sorts of different forms! It can be as simple as going on a walk, stretching, or a few sit-ups before bed. Any movement (safely done) is good!
If you’re hoping to find a fitness activity on campus, you’re in luck! There are tons of options.
The University of Toronto has three gyms where you can exercise on your own or try a drop-in fitness class. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (who run the campus fitness centres) have registered and drop-in programs from Aquafit to Zumba, you can see them here: https://kpe.utoronto.ca/sports-and-rec https://kpe.utoronto.ca/sport-and-fitness/group-fitness-drop
The Daniels Faculty also has intramural teams for volleyball and basketball! Joining the team is a great way to make friends in your faculty and stay active. Message our page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved!
If you just want to exercise on your own, that’s great too! Just check out the Athletic Centre, Goldring, or Hart House and ask somebody working there for tips. They also each have fitness classes and workshops for beginners!
Here are some of my favorite aspects of each of the gyms.
- Goldring: I love the sleek look and the view as I work out. The temperature is just right, too.
- Athletic Centre: In the Field House, I appreciate the ability to switch between weight machines and cardio quickly so I can get some variety in my workout. I also like using the sauna afterward.
- Hart House: Some people prefer this running track as it’s made of a firmer material than the one in the Athletic Centre. The pool facilities are also very good here.
A great way to make exercising more convenient is to get towel service with or without a locker! Get the prices and information here: https://kpe.utoronto.ca/lockers-towels
Comment your favorite gym or how you pursue fitness on campus! Stay well, Daniels!