Health and Wellness

At USU, we know health matters to everyone. That is why Health Extension has been launched as a flagship program in our Extension system. USU is committed to connecting every Utahn to evidence-based information that can improve quality of life. We take a holistic approach, recognizing that social factors, individual characteristics and behaviors, and community resources all come together to impact health outcomes.

We invite you to explore our resources on physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, financial, environmental and occupational health, and to consider becoming a Master Health Volunteer in your community. USU Extension Health Extension is well-positioned to partner with other organizations, government offices, universities, and volunteer groups to make Utah a healthier state. Please join us in our mission of advocacy, research and teaching.

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Health and Wellness Research

Benefits of Exercise on Mind Function

Regular physical activity has been associated with emotional and mental health well-being (Puett et al., 2014). Regular exercise is important for the development and well-being of the brain because it helps to train the brain and keep the brain healthy.

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