October is Exercise is Medicine On Campus month!
Exercise is Medicine® on Campus calls upon universities and colleges to become engaged in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health; the EIM Solution. The EIM Solution aims to link the clinical to the community in combating today’s most common chronic conditions through physical activity. Jefferson College of Health Sciences is an ideal setting that can help bring both together in accomplishing this goal!
On Thursday, October 6, the Jefferson College Health & Exercise Science Program hosted the Exercise Is Medicine On Campus Month Presidential Proclamation Signing and Community Walk in our third floor lobby at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the Jefferson College campus.
To celebrate Exercise is Medicine month, the Jefferson College Health & Exercise Science program has planned several activities to increase knowledge of the health benefits of physical activity and provide opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to become more active this month. Below is a schedule of events and we invite everyone to participate!
- Free Health & Fitness Assessments
Thursday, October 6, from 12:30-2 p.m.
Stop by the HES lab in Room 522 to complete a brief health and fitness assessment and learn how you can become more active and improve your health.
- Free Be FIT Boot Camps
All month long
Jefferson HES senior students will be offering a free BE FIT boot camp class in the Momentum Fitness Studio located on the 1st floor. Beginning Monday, October 3, Boot Camp classes will be offered weekdays at 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Workouts will be approximately 45 minutes long and each class will have 12 spots available on a first come, first serve basis. This class will include a variety of strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, functional movements, core training and flexibility work and utilize stations and circuits to keep you moving! Classes will be structured so that all fitness levels can successfully complete the workouts with options to keep everyone challenged yet safe.
- Exercise is Medicine Tips, Recipes, and Education will be delivered via e-mail and social media throughout the month of October so be on the lookout and make sure you follow our HES Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JCHealthandExerciseScience/