Frequently Asked Questions
What is MoveU?
MoveU is a tri-campus initiative that was created in partnership with Participaction to help encourage students and community member across all three U of T campus’ to stay active and healthy both mentally and physically. MoveU is made up of of student volunteers who love to stay active and promote the benefits of physical activity and healthy living to the student body on all three campuses.
Why Does MoveU exist?
Physical activity is a central component for the maintenance of health and wellbeing. It is also a key ingredient in academic success. MoveU is here to help get the U of T student body and community more active and become more knowledgeable about health and fitness.
What is the MoveU Crew?
The MoveU Crew is a group of students at each of U of T's campuses who promote physical activity in various ways.
How much physical activity do you need?
According to the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, adults aged 18-64 years should aim for 2.5 hours of physical activity a week. Focus on moderate to vigorous aerobic activity, broken into sessions of 10 minutes or more. In addition, try to incorporate at least two days per week on muscle- and bone-strengthening activities.
Making time in your busy schedule for physical activity can improve the way you feel, think and learn. Physical activity can also help to:
- Reduce stress
- Give you more energy
- Improve productivity and academic performance
- Contribute to positive mental health
- Boost self-esteem
- Strengthen your body and increase overall fitness
- Prevent chronic diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease