Campus Recreation and AVIATE partner for path-eligible program. Photo courtesy of Flyer News.
Tori Miller | News Editor
Campus Recreation continues to think of new ways to engage students in physical activity and reap the benefits. Building upon a previous initiative, Campus Recreation has partnered with AVIATE to continue PATH to 30 as a path-eligible event.
In Fall 2021, Campus Recreation launched PATH to 30, which allowed students to earn PATH points as an incentive for being physically active. Due to popularity, PATH to 30 returned this year on Tuesday.
If students engage in at least 30 minutes of activity at the RecPlex, they will accumulate PATH points. The program will last over four themed weeks and those who achieve the weekly objectives will receive one PATH point each week.
“One of the pillars of UDCR is lifelong wellbeing,” said UD Health and Wellbeing Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Campus Recreation Melissa Longino. “PATH to 30 plays a vital role in guiding and educating UD students on how they can take steps toward this during their time at UD and beyond.”
Along with PATH points, participants will also receive a PATH to 30 T-shirt for completing the program. At the end of each week, participants must complete a self-guided reflection activity in order to receive credit. This reflection aims for students to identify the impact of the program and gauges their perception of their own personal health.
A change to the program, Intramural Sports now count toward the daily 30 minutes– advocating for a wider participation among UD’s campus.
According to Campus Recreation, this active program looks to increase student awareness of how 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous daily exercise can impact overall health and wellbeing. Exercise can help alleviate anxiety, boost brainpower, increase endorphins, reduce stress and improve self-confidence, among other mental health benefits.
“UD Campus Recreation looks to help students build a foundation for sustainable, lifelong, physical and mental wellbeing while on campus,” Longino said.
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