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3 April 2023

Get Active April: join our fun events to fit more movement into your day

We all know that exercise is good for us, but life can sometimes get in the way. Even though daylight hours are growing shorter and assignments are starting to roll in, it’s still important to find ways to keep moving every day for optimal health – just like you commit to your study routine. 

Finding an activity you enjoy is vital. You can stay active in so many ways – from skateboarding, basketball or jogging to simply walking the dog.

And it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Committing to just 30 minutes of daily exercise (even incidental movement like strolling around campus or parking further away and walking the last leg to class) can improve your energy levels, mood, sleep quality and study efforts, and hopefully spur you on to continue your new habits!

Get active with us this April!

To encourage everyone to move more for better health, and in line with Get Active Victoria initiatives, this month DeakinACTIVE is hosting a range of free Get Active April activities, both online and on campus. Try to complete at least 30 minutes of exercise each day – we predict you’ll finish the month feeling great and energised to tackle your final assessments for T1!

Check out the full range of Get Active April activities (we’ll take a short break over Easter from Friday 7 to Tuesday 11 April) and book via the DeakinMOVES app

Online wellbeing classes

Can’t make it to class, studying off campus or just need some time to decompress for a mental health break? Join us for our free online wellness classes, running Monday to Thursday each week in April (except public holidays). We’ll be holding yoga, meditation and pilates classes via Zoom – register now

We believe fitness is for every body

At Deakin, we believe in gender equality and inclusion for everyone. We know sport is a powerful vehicle for positive health outcomes, emotional wellness and socialisation – that’s why we continue to push for cultural change, drive and participation from our entire community.

One area of focus is motivating all our female-identifying students to participate in sport. Need some inspo? From basketball and surfing to netball and Aussie Rules, Australian women have run, bounced, kicked and thrown rings around their competition. Deakin has many accomplished female professional athletes and we’ll continue to support, empower and celebrate the achievements of Australia’s best female athletes.

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