We welcome students and staff of Umeå University to the big Autumn Wellness Day, Campus Health on September 13th! Campus Health aims to inspire and stimulate physical activity at the same time as providing more knowledge about physical activity and health. The program includes free lectures and many different activities to participate in.
“We ask that you as managers encourage your employees to participate in the day and that students’ schedules are freed up so that they can participate during the day,” says Pernella Erickson, project manager for the day.
– As in previous years, we have many inspiring lecturers in the program, from outside and inside, says Pernella Erickson.
The fall edition of Hälsa på Campus hosts, among others, hockey legend Mats Sundin and Chief Physician Lena Martinsson. After a long and successful hockey career, Mats Sundin started the Institute for Motivated People (IMR). IMR contributes to the improvement of public health by helping companies and individuals improve their health and create sustainable employees.
Mats will share the expertise and knowledge required for sustainable performance that lasts over time. It will emphasize the importance of physical activity, good lifestyle habits, performance, recovery, and motivation as the foundation for a good life balance, says Pernella Erickson.
Lena Martinson, MD, senior physician in psychiatry and researcher at Karolinska Institutet, introduced physical exercise as a matter of course in treatment and protection against mental illness—a method that is now catching on.
– Lina is going to tell us about the endless benefits of exercise on our health. In addition to positive physical effects, training improves, among other things, concentration and learning ability, something that can be important for, for example, ADHD. We’re very much looking forward to sharing Lena’s information regarding Braining – Physical Training for the Brain, Pernella Erickson continues.
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Campus Health offers open and bookable activities. The wide range of activities offers something for everyone – from quiet activities and outdoor activities to more challenging activities.
– We are pleased to be able to offer many different activities in the programme. Students and staff, for example, have the opportunity to experience choral singing, fishing, bird watching, hiking, dance in various forms, mountain biking, racquet sports, weightlifting, and daytime running. New for this fall are, among other things, woodland woodwork, swimming, kayaking, and artistic walking, says Tove Mars, campus health project coordinator.
Registration is open from August 28
– Registration for bookable activities opens on Monday 28 September at 09:00 Don’t wait to make a registration if you want to make sure you get a place in the activities you want to take part in, says Tove Mårs.
Activities take place on and around the campus and in the vicinity of Umeå.
– We are looking forward to this day and hope to meet many more students and staff, concludes Tove March.
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