ABSTRACTIntroduction: Health contributes to the general well being and overall life style. Exercise is another aspect that is important for a person’s healthy lifestyle. This survey aims at finding the effects of exercise on college students. Materials and methods: Sample size for this study was 100. Survey questionnaire was filled in survey planet and was sent to college students to find the effect of daily exercises among them. The result of the survey was statistically analysed. Results: Significant effect (including lose of weight, relieving stress) is seen among the college students who does the exercises daily. But most of the college students don’t regularly exercise. Conclusion: Since most of the college students don’t spend much time for exercise, the unhealthy lifestyle still persists. This study would reveal the benefits of daily exercises on college students and create awareness among them. Keywords: Exercises, Health, Diet, Weight, Stress. INTRODUCTION: Health is a universal trait; the World Health Organization defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. Health contributes to general well-being and overall lifestyle.1 Among today’s major public health concerns, is the rapid rise in obesity, which approaches 30%, even among young adults (20–39 y). The increasing prevalence of obesity among young people is combined with a concomitant low rate of physical activity, with nearly 43% of college undergraduates reporting they do not participate in either moderate or vigorous physical activity.2 Doing exercises can eliminate anxiety, tension and stress under pressure conditions. The use of habitual exercise as a stress management technique has the benefits of mood enhancement, increased self-esteem and reduced psychological and physical stress reactions. According to Graham, Holt and Parker (1998), physical activities activities such as basketball, tennis, racquetball, weight-lifting, self-defense, and swimming help students to improve and maintain physical, mental health and the quality of lives.3 Colleges and universities are potentially important settings for reducing the prevalence of overweight in the adult population through the promotion of healthy weight management practices. While overweight and obesity appear to track from childhood into adulthood, overweight during late adolescence is most strongly associated with increased risk of overweight in adulthood. Colleges and universities provide numerous opportunities to positively influence physical activity, nutrition, and weight management behaviours of large numbers of older adolescents and young adults in an educational setting.4 An important developmental task for college students is learning to manage excess or unnecessary distress while actively engaging with healthy, age-appropriate challenges that promote growth. Studies were conducted earlier for evaluating the effectiveness of meditation-based intervention for reducing distress and enhancing well-being among college undergraduate populations.5 The main purpose of this study is to explore the major lifestyle factors among college students, in an effort to improve their behaviour and reduce the risk factors for major diseases. This study contributes significantly in improving the quality of college student’s life, and helps them live longer, free from diseases and illnesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted among college students in an effort to find out the effects of daily exercises on college students. Information was collected via survey questionnaire that were filled in survey planet. On the whole, 100 participants took part in the survey. The above mentioned questions have been asked to the participant through the link. Among these questions, seven questions come under yes or no type. Other questions are given with appropriate options. The results of the survey was statistically analysed. RESULTS: The number of participants who took part in the survey was 100. Among the 100 participants 61% were female and 39% were male. Age groups that took part in the survey was from 16 to 20 (68%) and 21 to 25 (32%). The students who does the exercise daily was about 30%, and they perform the exercises for less than one hour. Most of the students don’t regularly exercise (57%) and they perform only light exercises (63%). The survey among college students has revealed that the students perform the exercises to lose weight and maintain physique. And after doing the exercises, they think that their weight has reduced (63%) and they are able to manage stress (78%). Doing exercises daily improves their memory retention, focus and concentration (80%) and it boosts their mood and relieves stress (87%). The survey has also revealed that doing exercises does not improve the marks or GPA’s of the students (63%) and they don’t think that they stress themselves because of doing exercises (74%). About 63% of the students know about the benefits of daily exercises among them and 75% of the students found useful of the survey. Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5 DISCUSSION: This study has shown that most of the college students do not exercise regularly. Among the students who does the exercises daily, they do the exercises mainly to lose weight and maintain physique. After doing exercises, they think that their weight has reduced, they are able to manage stress, improve their memory retention, focus and concentration. Awareness was also created among the students about the benefits of daily exercises on them. This study also showed that, males were predominant than females among the students who do the exercises regularly. Many of the college students are placing their health at risk through lifestyle choices that include insufficient physical activity and unhealthy food choices. Several studies shows that a high percentage of the students, do not exercise frequently, and suffer from increased body weight (obesity). An unhealthy lifestyle persists among the college students. The human body needs to move, the many benefits of exercise prove that the act of fitness is more than just losing weight. Exercise build confidence, reduce and relieve stress, improve learning and mental health, and can build healthy relationships around with common interests in well-being. College students should focus on consuming a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting adequate amount of sleep together with exercise and a healthy lifestyle will ensure both physical and mental health.1 The students in this study were asked about their exercise patterns. They were not examined for their weight/ BMI before and after doing exercises. Another limitation of the study was the fact that we had no means to determine whether the information was given haphazardly. In this study, most of the college students do not exercise regularly (57%), and they perform light exercises. A study conducted by Filip Manuel, showed that there was prevalence of physical activity among the college students mostly on the weekend days.7 A study by Masume Azizi,8 has revealed the effect of exercise on relieving stress. Results from his study, showed that non-athlete students reported more intensity of daily stress using more sentimental oriented coping strategies, whereas athletes student used higher levels of problem oriented coping strategies and reported less intensity of stress. In this study college students has revealed that doing exercises helps them to reveal their stress and they were able to manage their stress levels (78%). Similar studies were conducted by Mevhibe for the effect of exercises on anxiety. Result of the study was that doing exercises helps the college students reduce their anxiety.3 In the present study, most of the college students has revealed that they do exercises mostly to lose weight and maintain physique (60%). Similarly, a study conducted by Richard Lowry shows that the U.S. college students used exercise and diet for their weight control.4 A study was conducted by Xiaofen Deng Keating for the meta-analysis of college students physical activity behaviours. They found that, there is a lack of multiple level approaches, the current research topic has been seriously neglected as a research topic.11 A study conducted by Doug Oman shows that there is a evidence for meditation based stress management for the college students.5 Similarly, in the present study most of the college students perform only light exercises (yoga, meditation), and they were able to manage their stress levels (78%). Apart from managing stress, there are evidence for reduced rates of hopelessness, depression, suicidal behaviour, alcohol consumption13 among college students.12 CONCLUSION: Exercise is important for weight control, strengthening bones and muscles and increased stamina. Nevertheless, the benefits of exercise transcend these common facts to many other aspects of health and wellness. Reduced the risk of disease, increased brain health, improved energy, sleep and, a longer life. Although there is sufficient education about the benefits of daily exercises on college students, they don’t spend much time for daily exercises. Reasons could be the addiction of college students towards gadgets, online games, etc. preventing them from doing exercises daily. They do the exercises when they are concerned about their overweight. These unhealthy lifestyle still persists among the college students. Awareness about the benefits of daily exercises among the college students was created. More research about the effects of daily exercises among the college students would bring more and more awareness among them.