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There are 7 comments on Like Everything Else, FitRec Will Be Different This Fall

  1. Thank you for opening with time slots and not just saying you can’t do it when this is so important for both mental and physical fitness for our terriers! My son can’t wait to be in your beautiful gyms again.

  2. There’s no mention of FitRec’s family programs in the article, but I’m assuming that they are cancelled for the fall as well? There’s no information on the FitRec website about it.

  3. The BU adminstration clearly are not gym rats and ignorant on the importance of physical exercise, to ensure a healthy mind and body and motivate individuals to excel in their academic interests.

    Physical exercise is exponentially the most effective preventive medicine, particularly with regard to mental health maladies (i.e., affective disorders and psychosis). Many young adults, for example, struggle with affective disorders and are either inappropriately prescribed psychotropic medication, or simply fail to engage themselves in strenuous physical activity for 1 hour plus several times each week.

    The BU administration denying students, faculty and staff unencumbered access to the Fitness & Recreation Center is frankly irresponsible and
    illogical and it exacerbates mental health issues many individuals experience daily, and it most certainly inhibits learning, a no-brainer to any individual with a
    scintilla of common sense.

    As a VA service-connected 100 percent disabled veteran and a lifelong gym rat, I’m well experienced on the helpful and positive effects of regular physical
    exercise. The VA Medical Centers are also cognizant on the benefits of frequent physical exercise and encourage veterans to engage themselves in regular physical exercise, though unfortunately most of them are wholly uninterested and unmotivated.

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