Exercise in Medicine Initiative at GSU

Araya Jackson

Georgia Southern University is teaming up with the national initiative “Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC)” to collaborate with “Wellness Week” and launch an educational experience promoting physical activity from Feb. 5-12.

EIM-OC is designed to promote personal health and well-being by getting student, faculty and staff involved. The initiative will help raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity and educate students on how to develop and maintain healthy physical activity habits.

The initiative will take place in various locations on campus ranging from the Russell Union Rotunda to the Nursing/Chemistry Building.

Activities for participants will include Zumba, fitness testing, and games. Prizes including water bottles, pedometers, and T-shirts will be handed out throughout the week to participants as they learn about eating healthy and staying active for 150 minutes per week.