Exercise While Studying!

It’s exam time and that means hours and hours of sitting while staring at a book or computer screen. Taking short exercise breaks is a great way to refresh your mind and feel rejuvenated. Hopefully, you can still make it to the gym like usual. But if you feel trapped in your room or the study lounge, don’t hesitate to push out some of these moves!

For these moves, you don’t need any equipment – you can just use your bodyweight! You can tone from head to toe by just taking a few steps away from your desk.

ARMS: Dips, Push-Upsguy_pushup_down_position

LEGS: Wall Sit, Lunges; SquatS

Bicycle Crunch, Plank


Just remember, both gyms are operating have different hours during exam time. Click here for the schedule. Also, there are fewer group fitness classes then normal so check out those updated schedules as well! While you’re studying, don’t forget to eat healthy snacks for focus, take breaks here and there and stay hydrated (especially if you’re drinking a lot of caffeine!).


Workout Wednesday blog posts are written by UNC Campus Recreation. Each Wednesday we swap blog posts with the Tar Heel Tone Up blog so that readers can view more diverse post topics that will benefit their health and wellness. Workout Wednesday blog posts can be found both here and on tarheeltoneup.com.

Need a study break? Join us at P.A.S.S.!

P.A.S.S. Event on December 5, 2015

Studies show that students consistently rate stress as the most significant factor negatively impacting their academic performance. But the P.A.S.S. (Peak Academic Success and Satisfaction) Program is here to help! Find time to take care of yourself while you study at this even on December 3, 2015.

What is P.A.S.S.? P.A.S.S. is put together by UNC Student Wellness each year on Reading Day. It’s geared at providing a stress relief study break for students. Last year about 500 students got creative at the Joe and Van Gogh painting and coloring stations, crafted friendship bracelets, tapped into their inner yogi, made yummy parfaits, and much more! You can expect these same great activities this year along with many more. And there will be free catered food by local restaurants. Also, learn about self-care, time management and effective study strategies.

  • Location: Carolina Great Hall
  • When: December 3, 2015
  • Time: 6pm–9pm

What will you find?

  • Food catered by Vimala’s Curryblossom Café, Jersey Mike’s, and Amante pizza
  • Coffee provided by Alpine and Daily Grind
  • Arts and crafts
  • Video games
  • Yoga and meditation
  • A space to take a breather with your friends!

This event is co-sponsored by Carolina Dining Services, Office of Student Conduct, UNC Campus Health Services, Campus Rec, I.T.C., Housing, LGBTQ Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Academic Advising, D.I.C.E, Carolina Women’s Center, New Student and Carolina Parents Programs.

Bring your friend and come to P.A.S.S. for a fun (and productive) time before finals!