Actively Through the Exam Period: The Vitality Bike Motivates "Active Study Breaks"

instructors throwing a football at each other Copyright: © HSZ

From March 14 to March 24, 2022, the Vitality Bike of the RWTH Aachen University Sports Center will come to the University Library for the project "Active Study Break – More Energy for Mind and Body". On the forecourt of the university library, students can support their learning with an active, moving break from Monday to Thursday from 11am to 12pm and from 4pm to 5pm.

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As part of the project "Active Studying - Studying moves! 2.0", the "Active Study Breaks" campaign aims to promote the health of students at RWTH Aachen University. After a particularly successful pilot project on this campaign in summer 2019, the class of "Active Study Breaks" returns further developed.

Due to learning-intensive exam periods in the lecture-free periods, students spend their daily lives predominantly in a seated, rigid posture and are often exposed to enormous time pressure and stress. To counteract possible physical discomfort or posture problems, students are invited to move, relax, and mobilize in small groups with experienced exercise instructors from the HSZ in short exercises in front of the university library. The Vitality Bike also provides an opportunity to get the mind and body working individually. The bike is loaded with small equipment and games such as Frisbee discs, bocce sets, and Viking chess. Thus, the students are offered a wide selection of diverse and varied movement-oriented activities to make their study break more active. Within a very short period of time, active participants are able to concentrate again and become more receptive to learning. This project is supported by the adh and the Techniker Krankenkasse.

Registration for this activity is not required and makes a sporty balance to intensive learning possible for everyone. More information can be found on the website of university sports.