physical activity... every little bit counts!
enjoy the benefits of physical activity
- You look better
- You feel better
- You will sleep better
- You will work better
- You will live better!
Physical Activity not only helps you physically feel better, but it helps you mentally as well. Physical activity is great medicine for the body!
Getting fit does not have to take place in a gym exclusively. Whether we know it or not, many of our day to day activites actually count as physical activity. Listed below are some activites and the number of calories the average person burns in 30 minutes:
Activity Calories Burned
- Gardening 179 calories
- Golf 161 calories
- House Cleaning 89 calories
- Playing with the kids 143 calories
- Walking 125 calories
- Mowing the lawn 198 calories
- Shoveling snow 216 calories
- Playing softball 180 calories
- Thai Chi 144 calories
- Tennis 252 calories
- Recreational swimming 216 calories
- Rollerblading 252 calories
- Basketball 286 calories
For more information on physical activity, fitness facts, training tips, and membership information visit the Fitness Center's website at www.southernct.edu/fitnesscenter.