Your good health matters to UVA. We encourage you to develop a passion for living a healthy lifestyle. Getting regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The benefits of physical activity include improved memory and sleep quality, increased energy, focus and productivity, weight loss, reduced stress, prevention of heart disease, better diabetes control and cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and blood sugar, and lower risk of certain cancers, amongst many other benefits.
While any amount of physical activity provides some health benefits, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publish the most current recommendations for all age groups and special populations. Food and nutrition also play a crucial role in your long-term health and chronic disease prevention, as does kicking harmful habits like tobacco use. Hoos Well provides a wide array of programs and resources for supporting a holistic healthy lifestyle through all stages of life.