“Keep it real: Healthy Bodies Make for Strong Minds.”
This headline is the opening statement on the Westchester Campus Wellness website. The entire student body has access to all things Health and Fitness on both the NYC and Westchester campuses.
According to Forbes, student-athletes at Pace make up 4.6% of the population (591 out of 12,857). Although its obvious that the student-athletes take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities the most, its not that obvious that there are other students who are not involved in Intramural Sports or any of the Athletic teams at Pace, that keep their fitness goals a priority. A full-time Undergraduate student at Pace, Ariana Gavriilidis, said:
“Working out is a total stress reliever and it helps me think creatively.”
Ariana went on to say “I can kill two birds with one stone, as I walk/run on the treadmill and read a chapter for class at the same time.” Another full-time Undergraduate student Isiuwa Igodan, new to fitness, said “I want to feel good. I know that if I work out, it will give me the energy I need to focus on my coursework.”
It has been scientifically proven that exercising not only puts you in a better mood but it also beats fatigue. A study conducted in 2008 by the University of Georgia said that people who are inactive or normally complained of being fatigue, could increase their energy by 20% while decreasing it by 65% by simply getting involved with regular, low-intensity exercise. It was posted in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
With that said Pace Setters, free your mind and tie your sneakers!
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