There are many health benefits when you include physical activity in your daily routine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physical activity reduces your risk for cardiovascular disease, weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
Research has also shown that participating in regular physical activity helps reduce stress and depression, and can also boost your self-esteem.
Tritons in Motion
Tritons in Motion
is a new FREE program for UCSD registered students sponsored by Health Promotion Services and Student Health Advocates. Join now to help you be more physically active while meeting new friends!
In 2008, The Department of Health and Human Services updated physical activity recommendations. Click here for more information:
Healthy Back Workshops
Free, interactive workshops on how to maintain a healthy back presented at the Zone in Price Center Plaza every Thursday (weeks 3,5,7, 9) from 11:00 - 11:45 am. Walk in, no appointment is needed.
You will learn all about proper body mechanics and go through a series of exercises to help strengthen your back. Bring your workout clothes and a friend!
Please note, this workshop is
not intended for individuals who have been diagnosed with severe back conditions.
Body Composition Analysis
Body Comp: Appointments are available
at Student Health on Tuesdays at 11 or 11:30am, Wednesdays at 10 or 10:30am, Thursday at 3 or 3:30pm, and Fridays at 9 or 9:30am during weeks 2-10.
Appointments are available
at the Zone on Wednesdays at 11 or 11:30am.
Read more about Body Comp and how to make an appointment
Student Health Advocates provide
personal fitness assessments. Learn more about how you can receive your free assessment.
Personal Wellness Program
Our Health, Recreation, and Well-being partners at Recreation offer a free
Personal Wellness Program that works with a personal trainer in a small group setting. Space is limited so sign up early!
Fun Ways to Exercise
Make exercise fun!