Physical Activity

Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories. There are many types of physical activity, including swimming, running, jogging, walking and dancing, to name a few. Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. 

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity helps you in ​a variety of ways. Not only does it help your physical health, but it also helps improve your brain function and emotional wellbeing.

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Integrating Physical Activity into Your Day

Exercise doesn't have to be a chore- find something you enjoy doing and be creative in incorporating it into your routine.

 How to get your steps in

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Different Types of Physical Activity

There's no right or wrong way to move your body- finding a physical activity you actually enjoy can make a world of difference.

Description of different types of exercises and benefits

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Get Moving on Campus

Thunder Bay

LU Thunder Bay students are entitled to a membership at the Fieldhouse, Hangar and the new Wolves Den during the semesters they are enrolled. There is no additional cost for the membership as it is already covered in your athletic fees. Learn more about the facilities on the Thunderwolves website.


Lakehead University Orillia students are able to access the new Fitness Room on the first floor of residence, there is no additional cost to access the fitness room. Learn more at the Orillia Thunderwolves website.

Staying Active at Home



    Get Some Fresh Air

    Both of our campuses are situated in beautiful landscapes that offer many opportunities to get active outside- in all 4 seasons!

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    CSEP Physical Activity Guidelines





    Nike Training Club


    MindBody for fitness classes near you