Want to stress less and bounce back from the challenges of life? Get moving! Exercise gives you more than strong muscles, a fit bod and a healthy heart. It has been shown that exercise can help make us better at ‘bouncing back’ from things that upset or worry us.
Research also shows that regular exercise can:
- Improve your memory
- Boost your mood
- Help you relax
- Give you more energy
- Increases your self-confidence.
- Strengthens the immune system
- Promotes better sleep
- Reduce anxiety and depression.
You might ask yourself “What can I do to increase my exercise while studying?”
- Take a walk around our gorgeous campus
- Bring a frisbee and play on the Quad
- Join your gym on campus
There is good news students at the Ourimbah campus with the gym on campus (Exercise and Sport Science Building) being free to all UON students. It’s opens from 8-6pm Monday to Thursday and 8-12 on Fridays. For more information you can visit the Ourimbah Gym Clinic Facebook page.
For more tips and support on exercise, managing your stress and mental health care check out the counselling website or call Student Support Services on 0249215801 (Callaghan) 0243484060 (Ourimbah) 6581 6200 (Port Macquarie) and 8262 6400 (Sydney) and ask to see one of the Student Support Advisors or Counsellors.