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The School of Kinesiology is leading a lunch walk Monday, Oct. 29, for everyone on campus to celebrate 'Exercise is Medicine on Campus' month. The walk will start at noon in front of the School of Kinesiology building, located at 301 Wire Road just behind the Campus Recreation Building. Doctoral student Kameron Suire will lead the group on a short walk around campus for 15-20 minutes.

The American College of Sports Medicine started ‘Exercise is Medicine on Campus’ month and calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. It encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by making movement a part of the daily campus culture.

Federal physical activity guidelines recommend adults do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous aerobic activity exercise each week, which can be walking or jogging, in addition to strength training activities at least twice a week. That’s 15-30 minutes per day, minimum. Only 22.9 percent of U.S. adults meet the guidelines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2018 National Health Statistics Reports.

Jumpstart your physical activity goals with a lunch walk on Oct. 29! The School of Kinesiology’s mission is to improve the movement, health and performance of society through research, outreach and teaching.

Contact Kameron Suire for more information at kbs0041@tigermail.auburn.edu.