Physical wellness

A healthy body is maintained by good nutrition, regular exercise, avoiding harmful habits, making informed and responsible decisions about health, and seeking medical assistance when necessary.

To remain well, physical wellness requires that you take steps to protect your physical health.

Do this by eating a well-balanced diet, getting plenty of physical activity and exercise, maintaining proper weight, getting enough sleep, avoiding risky sexual behavior, trying to limit exposure to environmental contaminants, and restricting intake of harmful substances.

Ways to stay active on campus

Vikes Recreation

Vikes Recreation is your campus starting point for fun, fitness and recreation!

As a continuing employee of the University of Victoria you have full access to fitness facilities including:

  • tennis/ squash/ racquetball courts
  • indoor pool at McKinnon
  • gymnasiums and ice rink 
Fun events and contests:
Did you know? As a continuing employee you get...
  • discounted membership rates for programs and services including:
    • CARSA fitness centre
    • CARSA weight room
    • aqua fit classes
    • spin classes
    • yoga classes

Vikes Nation

Are you passionate about being a Vike? Enjoy bring active and living healthy? Then look no further than Vikes Nation!

Vikes Nation's an all-inclusive community focussed on engaging the UVic campus. You can win prizes for living a healthy lifestyle and getting involved with Vikes Athletics & Recreation!

Community resources and events