Move for Your Mood

Move for Your Mood

There are 1,440 minutes in a day...dedicate 2% of yours to moving and enhancing your health and well-being!

We want to partner with you to deliver this exciting and innovative programming - to provide the experience and motivation that might just spark your very own healthy, active, and well lifestyle!

Did you know...

In addition to the physical health benefits of exercise, regular physical activity plays an important role in mental health and cognitive function.

  • Exercise can boost mood by triggering the release of feel-good hormones and chemicals, like endorphins, which can boost energy levels and promote positive feelings.

  • Regular aerobic exercise can reduce anxiety by making your brain’s “fight or flight” system less reactive and it can reduce depressive symptoms.

  • Exercise directly affects your brain and improves brain function!

  • Exercise increases levels of a neurotransmitter called BDNF, which helps build brain cells and improves the transmission of nervous system signals through the brain.

  • Exercise leads to stronger, healthier, better-connected, bigger brain cells = increased learning capability!

  • Moderate physical exercise, such as walking, can also boost memory function.

  • Regular exercise can increase self-confidence, reduce stress, and improve your sleep.

 

How It Works

We’ll come to your group meeting, academic class, or special event and conduct a 30-minute movement and meditation session. SPARTANfit Fitness & Wellness Program Instructors and/or student physical activity mentors will lead the session followed by sharing valuable information and resources about exercise and the positive effects it has on well-being.

First-time participants also receive a t-shirt.

All movement sessions are free to students, staff, and faculty. No experience is required, so come as you are! Please bring a towel or yoga mat if possible and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.

Move For Your Mood Session Request Form

The request must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the date requested.

For questions, please contact, traskiek@msu.edu

Assumption of Risk

If you engage in the Move for Your Mood session(s), you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself and agree to release and discharge Student Health & Wellness and all employees and/or successors from any and all claims of action, known or unknown, or arising out of Student Health and Wellness negligence.