What works: Getting active
There are many health benefits to keeping fit and it doesn't mean going to the gym, or being sporty.
What the evidence says:
Being active doesn’t mean going to the gym, playing sport or being sporty. Try something new or something you enjoyed as a child, move indoors or outdoors, take a friend or do it alone – but most of all do something you enjoy.
All activity counts and even small amounts of activity can:
- increase mental alertness
- increase energy levels
- elevate your mood
The more you do the better you will feel! Indeed, being active more regularly can:
- improve your self esteem
- reduce stress levels
- lower anxiety
Where's the evidence?
How to get involved:
- Support for Physical Activity Program (SPA programme)
- Learn to Run Club (University of Edinburgh)
- Edinburgh University Student Association Societies: Yoga society. Tai-Chi Society, Pony Trekking Society, Ballroom Dancing Society, Ice Skating Society, Pole Dancing Society