Keeping active is a great way to help maintain our physical and mental health.
Set a goal to get 30 minutes a day
Keeping active for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day supports you to stay healthy and well. Exercise is one of the 4 primary reasons we are legally permitted to venture outside. Apart from all the usual benefits of exercise another added one for anyone trying to learn and retain information is that is actually helps with memory and learning. In fact in a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. Hear are some tips for doing this in Iso.
Explore your local area by bike. Bike ways and paths are open for example along the Barwon River. It is a great way to get some fresh air. With this in mind keep your distance, pass others safely, and ride with common sense.
Enjoy nature by walking, jogging or running
It is a great way to explore your area and again get your 30 minutes of exercise. If you have not been a runner in the past make sure to start off on an easy program that involves walking and running. Apps such as C25K (Couch to 5 Kilometers) can be great for this. Make sure your you follow the gentle warm ups and stretch afterwards. As always you can make an appointment for more information.
Be active while watching TV
If your anything like me I am sure you are hitting a fair bit more Netflix and Stan at the moment, whether it be watching the “The Last Dance”, “Tiger King” or even “Too hot to handle” (no judgement but seriously watch something else). Stand up and move in between episodes or Ad breaks if not streaming. Do a few squats or lunges, grab a skipping rope or even do a few push-ups. The body loves to move and with the decreased amount of walking between classes and after school sport you need to boost you incidental exercise that you are doing.
This is one of the best ways to get your heart rate up but also lift your mood. Learn a new dance or at least some new moves. Who knows maybe you may even come out of all this able to shuffle at your graduation. If all else fails guess you could just learn a Tik-Tok dance.
Build your strength
There are lots of local gyms running some awesome home exercise circuits as well as plenty of free workouts you can do on YouTube. Talk to Karl and Lisa at Bodyfit Geelong West and I am sure they will help you out. There app BFT2U is great.
If you a suffering any pain with any of your muscles and joints from your time in Iso. I am open for appointments. Book online here or call for more information.