Nutrition and Fitness

The Wellness Resource Center’s foundational model recognizes nutrition and fitness as two primary areas that impact an individual’s well-being. Temple has many helpful resources on how to inform and support students regarding diet and physical activity. Please review the following options or feel free to schedule an appointment to come in and get more tailored input on what helpful next steps may be for your, or a friend.

Tips

  • Support any friends dealing with an eating disorder
  • Find healthy options in the cafeteria
  • There are nutritionists on Temple’s campus for your service
  • Eat with people and eat slowly
  • Try to eat every color of the rainbow in a day


Stats

  • 20% of college students struggle with some sort of eating disorder
  • Although many freshmen do not gain the “15 pounds”, several students gain 4 pounds the first 12 weeks of school.


Resources

Sodexo Nutritionist

Justin Heaton

215-204-5372

asktheRD@temple.edu

 

There are many benefits from engaging in physical activity, as well as many options on campus. Review the links below to learn about fitness opportunities on campus.

  • Campus Recreation
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Group Fitness
  •  The pool at Pearson-McGonigle
  • Intramurals
  • Club Sports
  • Student Organizations

Supporting Others:

Sometimes it just helps to have someone to work out with. Maybe you want to go for a swim, maybe a quick game of tennis or basketball. Being active can help when feeling stressed, bummed, bored, or highly energetic. Good thing about going with a friend is that you both benefit!

If you have other concerns about your friend and they are not willing to take action with your support and encouragement, feel free to stop by our office so we can review the matter together

Adults need at least:

2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week 

and

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

OR

1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week 

and

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

OR

An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

and

muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).