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Health and Fitness Week at Southern Miss Gulf Park Sept. 25-29

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The University of Southern Mississippi will host Health and Fitness Week Sept. 25-29 on the University’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. 

Organized by the Fitness Center on the Gulf Park campus, Health and Fitness Week offers students, faculty and staff a weeklong schedule of programming designed to renew one’s mind, body and spirit. Throughout the week, participants are provided with a variety of opportunities that will motivate them to make healthier choices and live a healthier lifestyle.

According to Southern Miss student and Health is Golden Champion Paul Theile, those seeking to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle should strive for at least 30 minutes a day of exercise for five days a week. To him, this regimen helps out with overall mental well-being, physicality of the body, and gives a sense of accomplishment when dealing with a period of physical stress.

“For me, it helps get my mind right for the rest of my day. Eating right also is a big key to staying in shape,” said Theile. “We just have to remember that whatever we let come into our body needs to help out our body through our day as well. Good healthy nutrients go a long way.”

The schedule for Health and Fitness Week is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 25
Yoga on the Front Lawn, noon – 12:45 p.m., Front Lawn

Chair Yoga, 2 – 3 p.m., Academic Success Center, Gulf Coast Library

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Take Five: 5 Minute Massage, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fleming Education Center Rotunda

Lunch and Learn: Mental Health Panel, 12:15 p.m., Hardy Hall University Club

Wednesday, Sept. 27
Golden Goals Health Screening, 7:45 – 10:45 a.m., Health Center
Open House: Health Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Health Center
Open House: Fitness Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fitness Center
Yoga on the Front Lawn, 5:15 p.m., Fitness Center

Thursday, Sept. 28
Tai Chi Workshop, 11 a.m. - noon, Front Lawn

Lunch and Learn: 1 Mile Walk and Heart Healthy Lunch, 12:15 – 1 p.m., Elizabeth Hall Lobby

Friday, Sept. 29
Beach Kayaking, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Beach Boulevard and Beach Park Place

Lunch and Learn: Snacking on the Go and Dining Out, noon – 1 p.m., Fleming Education Center, Room 104

Health and Fitness Week is sponsored by Health is Golden at Gulf Park, a grant provided by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation that supports programming and initiatives on the University’s Gulf Park campus, which provide education and resources to live a healthier lifestyle.