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Students - here's a simple way to feel better

Published: 5th October 2017

Here’s a fact: if you move more – are more active – you will feel better. And who doesn’t want to feel better? Here’s another fact: Move More, Feel Better is the name of a new programme that’s just been launched in college.

The programme, which begins on October 16th , is being run by Trinity Sport in conjunction with 15 other European universities and aims to get inactive students off the couch and doing some physical activity over an eight-week period. Hopefully these good habits will then become embedded.

Current recommended guidelines for physical activity are 30 minutes high-intensity activity for five days a week, or at least 20 minutes vigorous intensity activity three days a week. If you’re not doing this you are officially inactive!

Fitness activities
Move More, Feel Better comprises a range of fitness activities including basketball, yoga, Gaelic games, studio cycle. A sample timetable for the eight-week programme is available on the student sport section of our website.

Senior Sports Development Officer Caroline Duggan, one of the project leads, commented: “This programme allows us to reach students that we may otherwise not engage with. It’s a simple and effective way to get students, who may not have much experience with exercise, to find a way to enjoy it and hopefully keep it in their lives.”

Move More, Feel Better is funded by the European Commission and has been developed by the Active Campus Europe (ACE) working group of delegates from 16 third level institutions. This includes institutions from Ireland, including Trinity and UCD, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Finland.

There will be another eight-week programme running after Christmas.

*To register for Move More, Feel Better click here. Further information: Deirdre Mullen McGuinness, Deirdre.mullen@tcd.ie, 01-896 4681 (Move More, Feel Better co-ordinator)