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Dorm Life: Increased activity and exercise Back to Blog Articles

  • Posted on Jul 31, 2012

What happens when you put 30 boys on a dorm and 240 across campus?  A lot of activity!!  That is precisely what happens when a student begins attending Woodward Academy.  This activity serves multiple purposes, but ultimately has a positive impact on a students life.  Over the past 20 years, obesity in U.S. teens has tripled to a staggering 18%.  This may happen for a variety of reasons that include poor dietary habits and too many video games, but can be regulated with a healthy lifestyle balance that includes exercise.

During the day, all students take a physical education class and eat 3 healthy meals a day.  Beyond that, many dorm activities in the early evening hours and on weekends consist of some type of organized activity.  Basketball, weight lifting, or just playing capture the flag get students moving, and over time some of the best shape they’ve been in for awhile.  It is not uncommon for a student to enter WA completely out of shape and lose 20-30 unneeded pounds over the course of a couple months.  They often feel better, look better, and respond better to the stressors in their life.  And when it comes down to it, they are boys and have energy to burn.

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