Physical fitness is also important not only in the workplace but in general life too. Fitness isn't just about weight - it is also a measure of flexiblity, balance, strength, agility and stamina too. If you don't like running or walking, activities like Tai Chi and Yoga help build strength and improve flexibility and are great for raising your overall level of fitness.
Aim to do at least 30 mins of physical activity 3 to 5 times a week. If you don't normally exercise gradually build up you exercise over time.
There are many ways to keep active on campus:
- Join the on-campus Sport and Fitness centre
- Ride to work
- Go for a regular walk - the Bedford Park campus has extensive walking tracks and wonderful views, flora and fauna to enjoy while you are walking. Why not walk around the lake at lunchtime, or through the pine forest? Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen, and take some water, in warm weather. See the campus map for walking tracks
- Take the stairs instead of the lift.
Explore members at Flinders University sports centre located at Bedford Park, staffed by fully qualified trainers. Cost for sessions start as low as $5 per. Wellness programs are provided and are either free or cheap. Activities include Zumba, Yoga & Boot Camp.
Various other fitness sessions are available at very affordable prices.