#LetsMoveLSU Joins National Conversation on Student Health

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“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.” – First Lady, Michelle Obama

LSU UREC has partnered with another nationally recognized campaign. Last semester, we were the first university Recreational Sports department to join the You can Play conversation. This semester, we are working with Let’s Move!, an initiative spearheaded by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Let’s Move! was launched in February 2010 with the aim to help the nation’s youth become more active.

LSU UREC has two main reasons for speaking up for Let’s Move! First, it is our point in this campaign, as the next generation’s role models, to inspire our children to get up, get out, and get active. Not only do we believe this, we practice it with our Tiger’s Den program. This summer day camp is filled with interactive activities, all incorporating Tiger’s Den Values: fun, enthusiasm, compassion, discovery, humility, community, and leadership.

Secondly, we believe that no matter the age, all students should be active and involved in play. Here at LSU UREC, we strive for our patrons to play, learn, and succeed in order to get the best out of what our university has to offer. There are many ways to “play” at UREC, from intramural sports, to fitness classes, and adventure trips, just to name a few.

We want for students to activate their lives through healthy lifestyles and enjoying it with a “Work hard. Play hard.” mentality. This semester, we’re hosting the annual TigerFit Wellness Challenge which encourages students to do just that.

No matter the age, it is important to understand that we need to collectively raise the standard of healthy living–if not for us, then for those who look up to us.