In May, the Center for Personality Education at the College of Free Education operated a program called ‘Fitness Training to relieve tension and strengthen concentration.’ The program was intended to provide students with time for stretching and exercise. Furthermore, the goal is to relieve academic stress, relieve tension, and correct academic posture to help improve concentration. The event was held online due to COVID-19. If you apply through PORTAL of Dankook University (DKU), you can choose the day you want to participate among the three dates, May 6, 18, and 31. On May 18, Oh Yu-jun, a reporter at The Dankook Herald, participated in the program and left a note.
|▲ The pilates video operated by the program (Photo from Oh Yu-jun Reporter)|
According to him, at the May 18 event, he trained according to about 35 minutes of stretching video taken by the Pilates instructor. He said, “Due to COVID-19, I felt a lot of pressure to go to the gym or exercise separately recently. But most of all, I could not exercise due to lack of will.” He also said that his school life has decreased a lot and that he has become increasingly lethargic as he continues to spend more time at home. In the meantime, participating in this event allowed him to stretch his body appropriately, which allowed him to live a more refreshing life.
He gave a positive assessment of the event and cited three advantages. First, stretching and aerobic exercises are not too extreme, so anyone can follow them without any burden. Second, you can download pilates videos, so you can always follow them and exercise. Third, you can get a chance to move your body after a long time, so you could realize the importance of proper exercise and start the day refreshingly after exercising.
It's not easy to achieve something only with one's own will. But making it mandatory would make it much easier to run for a goal. How about Dankookians (Students of DKU) actively participate in events supported by the DKU and gain health together?
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