Good Afternoon All,
We hope the semester is treating you well! During the month of October the SBA Mental Health Initiative implemented the C-K Fitness Challenge.
We would like to thank the participation of students, faculty, and staff. The initiative was a great success!
There were roughly 40 participants across the three fitness groups. Each participant displayed a major commitment to achieving their goals and just a hint of competitiveness to keep everyone on their toes. The SBA commends everyone who was able to participate and thank you to everyone who showed an interest in being involved, but could not for whatever reason.
Major shoutout to the first two winners of each group:
First Place: Sulkhan Sisauri
Second Place: Ada Chin
First Place: Rezarta Melo
Second Place: Patrick Bovie
First Place: Davit Atabegashvili
Second Place: Rebecca Andruzzi
Between the years of 2011 and 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveyed 1.2 million U.S. adults regarding exercise regimens, lifestyle habits, and the number of days per month they experienced poor mental health. On average, people reported 3.36 days of poor mental health per month.
However, those who exercised (through activities ranging from housework to running) experienced about 1.5 fewer poor mental health days per month than those who did not. Through further study, researchers found better mental health results from those who exercised moderately than those who exercised strenuously or not at all.
The purpose of this initiative was to encourage students and address one aspect of mental health. Even further, to build on and grow the amazing sense of community we have here at Chicago-Kent. We look forward to continuing and growing this initiative in the spring semester. In the meantime, we would like to again thank all of the participants and everyone who assisted in making this program possible. Be sure to keep an eye out for other programs hosted by the SBA Mental Health Initiative for the rest of the semester!
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays,
Student Bar Association 2019-2020