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Student Health + Wellness at the IHP

A guide to school and web resources for staying healthy and well while attending the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Physical Activity in Grad School

Physical Activity in Grad School


According to the federal government's Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults ages 18-64 should get "at least two and a half hours (150 minutes) each week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity. You need to do this type of activity for at least 10 minutes at a time as intervals shorter than this do not have the same health benefits. Adults should also do strengthening activities, like push-ups, sit-ups and lifting weights, at least two days a week."

But with so many commitments as a grad student, how are you supposed to dedicate at least 2.5 hours a week to physical activity? Fortuantely, lots of people have asked the same question and shared their answers. Visit the links below for tips about staying physically fit in grad school.

Gradhacker: The Joys of Working Out

6 Tips to Stay Fit in Grad School

How to Make Time for Health When You’re Busy

23 Free Health And Fitness Apps You Need To Download Immediately

Here’s How To Work Out Your Arms In Three Minutes Flat


Fitness Infographic

Fitness Infographics

Student's Guide to Health and Fitness

Getting in Shape While Busy