Well-Being Program Allows Students To Stay Active During the Pandemic

It can be difficult to find the time, energy or occasion to get active, and the pandemic isn’t making it any easier. Ohio University has resources to help students with this very issue.

University Well-Being and Recreation (UWAR), formerly Campus Recreation, has been holding a variety of free activities throughout the semester to encourage students to stay active, even during a pandemic. The UWAR program aims to improve students’ well-being through webinars, wellness coaching and fitness opportunities.

“Activity of any type, social, mental, physical, is really important to maintain in some way, even though so many parts of our lives have changed during the pandemic,” Nathan Ferdinand, assistant director of competitive sports, said. “Activity helps us maintain a healthy community moving forward, as individual well-being supports and encourages community well-being.”

Activities include one-day events as well as week-long tournaments like disc golf, sand volleyball and spikeball. All activities are socially distant and require masks at all times.

Students can register for any number of events by creating an account on IMleagues, the website used for intramural league registration. The next event is a disc golf tournament which is scheduled March 1-4, registration ends Friday, Feb. 26.

For students who are not on campus or simply prefer online engagement, UWAR is also providing free virtual fitness classes through its YouTube channel.

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