‘Exercise is Medicine on Campus’ wraps up with campus walk

Students and faculty members participating during the Campus Walk event sponsored by Exercise is Medicine on October 25, 2018, at Ahearn Fieldhouse. (Gabriela Faraone | Collegian Media Group)

Students gathered Thursday at Ahearn Field House to participate in the last ‘Exercise is Medicine on Campus’ event of October, the campus walk.

This event series is a “a collaborative effort between the Kinesiology department and the Kinesiology Student Association that encourages faculty, staff, and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community,” according to the Kansas State Department of Kinesiology webpage.

Due to the rainy weather, the event was held indoors from 12:30 to 1 p.m. This circumstance did not stop from participation of the community. The event promoted exercise and included opportunities to win prizes and free T-shirts.

“We had [a] series of events this month, and this one encapsulates everything: getting people out and moving and celebrating what exercise can do for health,” Lauren McDaniel, Kinesiology Instructor and EIM-OC Coordinator, said. “And that is really what this is all about. We are very excited to have a lot of students involved.”

The week of events promoted the message that people of all types, shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities can benefit from an active lifestyle. This concept enforces the idea that being active and participating in physical activities has no boundaries, and is valuable for every single individual.

The American College of Sports Medicine recently recognized K-State as a Bronze-level campus in acknowledgment of efforts to promote physical activity during October.