By: Abby FerrucciTips from Amy Dunham, UConn Nutrition Coordinator (pictured above) Staying fit and healthy at the University of Connecticut
Attend a BodyWise class • “BodyWise is a comfortable place to workout. It’s motivating because participants can come with their friends” – BodyWise instructor and UConn senior Samantha Stafford (pictured left)
Attend a BodyWise class• “Participate in activities that you like and have fun doing.”—Amy Dunham• Here, UConn students participate in a spin class with their friends led by a peer.
Join a club sport“Join a club sport with a friend to make exercise more fun.”—Amy Dunham
Exercise with friendsUConn students play a game of pick-up basketball while an onlooker jogs by.
Exercise with friends• “I come to the field house every other day to play basketball. It’s a great way to have fun while exercising, and the timing is less strict than anything else.” – UConn senior Brett Mordas (pictured right)
Go rock climbing• Kevin Chubet, a UConn sophomore that just got certified as a rock climber goes on his first solo climb on the walls in the student recreation facilities. “I signed up because my friends do it and it’s a lot of fun.”— Chubet
Join an intramural• “I met all my friends through intramurals and we still play every sport they offer today.” –UConn Senior Steve Fereno
Go for a runA group of students go for a run around campus on a sunny day.
Eat a well-balanced diet“Half of your plate should be filled with vegetables, one quarter with a whole grain and the last quarter with a lean protein.”—Amy Dunham, talking about the new MyPlate version of the classic food pyramid.
Eat like a “Healthy Husky”“The red apples on nutrition labels in the dining halls signify “Healthy Husky” choices that offer healthier options for students.”—Amy Dunham
• All tips come from Amy Dunham, Master of Arts, Registered Dietician• Title slide photo of Amy Dunham credit of UConn Student Health Services shs.uconn.edu• All other photos taken by Abby Ferrucci