EagleFIT's 3 main categories are:
- Physical Activity
- Healthy Diet
- Tobacco Cessation
The Office of Sustainability at Tennessee Tech presents a new on-campus program, EagleFIT. In partnership with the HealthierTN movement, EagleFIT focuses on creating a healthier campus by promoting healthy eating, exercise, and tobacco cessation. Our diverse committee including faculty, staff, students, and community members aims to reach out to our entire campus population.
Living a healthy lifestyle is easier for those who live, work, or go to school in an environment that supports healthy behaviors. By working together, our campus is becoming a place where healthy choices become easier to make each day.
Getting more physical activity in your day can have many health benefits. The most recent exercise recommendation for adults calls for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise each week. Are you meeting this requirement? If not, choose a fun, physical activity and make it a habit!
Check out these opportunities for activity on campus:
Or create your own! Here are some ideas:
- Bring a group game (like SpikeBall) and some friends
- L.A.R.P. (live action role play can be very physical)
- Slackline (like this guy→)
- Walk around campus (Sherlock Park and the Quad are always open)
- Take a hike (there are lots of lovely places near Cookeville)
Eating well is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Current recommendations say that a person should eat at least 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day, limit processed and red meat, choose whole grains instead of refined grain products, and choose healthy portion sizes that allow you to get to ,and maintain, a healthy weight.
The American Cancer Society is an excellent resource for healthy eating recommendations and tips.
There are healthier options at all on-campus dining locations. Check out the menus here!
The TN Tech Food Pantry can provide resources to many students as well!
Quitting tobacco can be one of the greatest accomplishments a person may make. Quitting tobacco means so many improvements for your health such as:
- a longer life expectancy
- lower risk of developing cancer
- lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases
- slower aging
- improved taste and smell