Prioritize health and fitness while working from home
By Kayla Hartson
Student Fitness Coordinator, Campus Recreation Department
It is important that we keep our health and fitness a top priority while working from home. Here are five simple tips to keep you moving and feeling energized during this time of social distancing.
- Movement breaks: The most important tip … move your body throughout the day! It is easy to get stuck on your couch or keep staring at your computer when working from home. Getting up every 30 minutes to move for 1-2 minutes will help keep your blood pumping and your mind thinking clearly.
- Get outdoors: Do yourself a favor and don’t stay stuck inside all day! Go for a morning walk or bike ride or take your movement break outside – anything to get some fresh air during the day. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and do your at-home workout in your backyard!
- Online yoga: If you have never tried yoga, now is the perfect chance to start something new. Take advantage of online yoga classes on YouTube or Instagram while practicing in the comfort of your own living room. Yoga helps manage stress, improve your moods and get your body moving.
- Schedule your workouts: Hold yourself accountable by planning ahead and creating a workout schedule for the week. Map out which specific fitness routines you will complete each day. If you fail to plan, then you are planning to fail.
- Drink water: Even when you are home for the entire day, it is still extremely important to stay hydrated. It is recommended that you consume half of your body weight in ounces of water at minimum daily. The benefits of drinking water include healthy digestion, regulation of body temperature, increased energy levels and brain function, and it also aids in weight management.
Follow the Student Fitness Centers Instagram account (@sfc.gcu) for more fitness tips and at-home workout ideas!