movement at school to get the physical and mental health benefits
The third area of potential inquiry is the relationship between exercise
intensity and the associated cognitive benefits. Is the intensity of the
exercise undertaken on a walking workstation, or any active workstation,
sufficient to gain the associated benefits of exercise? Should we offer
more opportunities for students and faculty to participate in high
intensity exercise in conjunction with the introduction of active
Finally, the last area of possible inquiry involves the knowledge that the
ASB community should have about nutrition. Are the ASB students and
faculty aware of the number and type of calories they consume and what
affects it has on their health? Would addressing the problem from both
angles, nutrition and movement, be the most effective approach to
optimizing physical and mental health?
The modern world is a rapidly evolving one. We have transformed from
an active, labor-intensive society to a sedentary and deskbound one in
the matter of a few generations. Our bodies cannot evolve quickly
enough and still crave the movement our ancestors gave it on a daily
basis. We have the research and the knowledge that proves that being
consistently active will not only improve our physical health but also the
performance of our brains. The question remains, what will we change?
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