Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

Most adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days per week. The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend, join a class or consider joining a gym.

The difficulty of finding the right equipment, a convenient work-out location, the time, or the money are all common reasons for avoiding exercise. Fortunately for Buffalo State College’s faculty and staff who want to be healthier, stronger, or trimmer, the
Fitness Center is the answer. Buffalo State’s Fitness Center, located in the Houston Gym, includes high performance exercise equipment, consisting of the latest in cardiovascular and strength training technology. In all, there are 45 exercise stations plus 25 pieces of cardio equipment. To find out more about the Fitness Center and what it can do for you, e-mail Nick DeMarsh or call extension 3816.


Resources that Promote Physical Fitness and Health

American Heart Association: Resources on physical activity, healthier kids, weight management, stress management, a nutrition center, and tools for determining body mass index and calorie use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Physical Activity Guidelines: Learn the components of physical fitness and find resources for getting fit and being physically active to promote good health

Healthier U.S. Gov: Suggestions and tips for developing a fitness plan that fits your life

Runner's World for Women: Women's guide to running, training and race information, and tips for motivation

Yoga Journal: Learn the basics about building a yoga practice and view sequences and poses