Increasing Physical Activity

MUSC Moves!

Regular physical activity is associated with enhancing health and reducing risk factors for many diseases. Benefits of increasing your physical activity can be obtained by adding moderate levels of activity to your day to day life. Walk your way to a healthier lifestyle and see our tips on how to make every step count. Or joining the Harper Student Wellness Center can get you on the track to healthier living. There's lots of ways to increase physical activity so grab a friend and get started! A healthier, happier you is waiting.

The MUSC Fitness Park is located behind the Bioengineering building on the grass. Try the Greenway Garden circuit on our fitness equipment. An eight minute full body workout which can be tailored to any fitness level.

Elliptical Machine         Push Up Stand                   Back Extension  


    Sit Up Board           Horizontal/Pull Up Bars

MUSC Medical Mile

Need a break? Try adding a Wellness Break into your MUSC mile walking mapdaily routine. Take a walk around campus following the MUSC mile.

Ashley - Calhoun - Courtney - Bee. Start anywhere and make a loop back to the beginning.

You'll clock 1.17 miles and the benefits are numerous.

Download map

Or try our weatherproof, climate controlled indoor route - follow the signs through this 2nd floor route through campus buildings: Download map

The MUSC Fitness Park, MUSC Medical Mile, and the Wellness Walk are part of the Greenberg Greenway

Benefits of Increasing Physical Activity - in addition to improving self esteem:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of developing colon and breast cancer
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Provides better posture and balance
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis, obesity, and depression
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Helps you sleep better and feel more relaxed

Examples of Moderate Activity: (30-45 minutes)

  • Washing and waxing a car
  • Washing windows or floors
  • Gardening
  • Basketball (shooting baskets)
  • Bicycling 5 miles
  • Dancing fast (social)
  • Pushing a stroller for 1 ½ miles
  • Raking leaves
  • Swimming laps
  • Stair walking
  • Walking your dog
*Be sure to stretch before and after any physical activity and during the work day to keep muscles flexible and to prevent injury. Click here for a copy of the Stand Up and Stretch flyer for stretching tips at work and play!

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