These college students get it — a U Prize 2.0 for their bold ideas

These college students get it — a U Prize 2.0 for their bold ideas

.....In her U Prize pitch, she said that college in itself is a high-pressured environment, where students are always thinking of the next exam, or the next semester, or the next opportunity — and it doesn’t really leave a lot of room for students to stay engaged in the present.

So, she began GetMactive in September as a way to teach students to use fitness as a way to connect deeper to themselves and to use fitness as an outlet to promote positive mental health.

On her Instagram page, @getmactive, Simmons posts content ranging from some 15 coaches, athletic trainers and mental health advocates, giving advice to everything from injury prevention, workouts, and health and wellness tips.

“The overall theme is to get people to live in the moment,” she said.

She said that goals are important to have, but it’s also important for people to persist and stay positive to achieve those goals. Her pages also focus on the journey one takes to achieve those goals, and to “enjoy the process of getting to that point,” she said.....


Bethany`s Notes: Some great ideas coming out of Pittsburg on helping student athletes work through mental health issues and learn to enjoy the process.

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