Many studies show that exercise can be helpful in boosting mood, often times due to the endorphins released by the body. In addition, exercise is healthy for your body, whether you enjoy walking, yoga, or active HIIT (high-intensity interval) training.
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Sometimes just getting outside to breathe some fresh air, or going for a short walk can help to reset your mind and body. UConn Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cindi Jones, has created a website where she inventoried quiet places on campus and compiled maps of all of the hiking/walking trails in Mansfield (Town of Mansfield, Joshua's Trust, UConn Forest, and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association). See the link below called Nature Rx.
Sometimes you can't enjoy nature outside. Instead, you can enjoy a small succulent plant in your dorm room or you can take a walk in the UConn Botanical Conservatory in Storrs. In Spring 2023, the Wellness Library hosted a tour of the conservatory led by director, Professor Emeritus Cindi Jones.
Yoga with Adriene
Pop Studio Fitness free 30 min dance party workout with LA choreographer Ryan Heffington, owner of the Sweat Spot dance studio:
You will find the most recent free exercise videos on social media platforms like Instagram, but the library does have several older exercise videos which are a part of our existing academic video platform subscriptions.
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