How to Achieve the Benefits of Physical Activity at Home

How to Achieve the Benefits of Physical Activity at Home

The benefits of physical activity are well known but how to achieve those results can be more difficult, especially during a time when our resources are limited.

Generally, the benefits of physical activity are:

  • Improved mood
  • Boots energy
  • Protects against chronic disease
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves brain health

Ways to achieve these benefits:

  • Increase your heart rate
    • Take part in cardiovascular activities
    • Walking, Running, fitness classes
  • Put strain on your muscles
    • Traditional working out
    • Lifting weights, or body weight
  • Increase flexibility
    • Stretch
    • Target the large muscles in your body
    • Target muscles that get over worked such as posture muscles from sitting at a desk
  • Test your balance
    • Challenge your core strength
    • Practice standing on one foot

When you are planning ways to be physically active it is important to include a variety of movements. A workout should consist of aerobic movements, strength movements, flexibility and balance.

For more information check out: https://www.centre4activeliving.ca/media/filer_public/0c/65/0c6546b5-41d4-4c7e-bc9a-f6c4aa179ebe/home-physical-activity.pdf

If you have any questions please contact the Campus Recreation Coordinator at taylor.penney@concordia.ab.ca.

Workouts for the week!

Monday June 8th

Lower Body Workout

Complete each exercise 10 times, repeating the set 3 times

Warm up: 1 minute of butt kicks, 10 body weight squats, 10 calf raises, 10 shallow lunges

Exercises:

  • Jump Squats
  • Lunges
  • Single Leg Calf Raises
  • Curtsey Lunges
  • Side Lunges
  • Leg lifts

Wednesday June 10th

Sit Up Challenge

Post a photo of you completing the most sit ups you can. Add in the caption how many sit ups you were able to complete.

Every Entry will be entered to win a Thunder Athletics Prize Pack. #Cuestaysactive, #Cuewellness, #Wegotthis

Friday June 12th

Upper Body Workout

  • Complete each exercise 10 times, repeating the set 3 times

Warm up:

  •  - Single arm across body, arm stretch
  • Arm bent, elbow behind head, triceps stretch
  • Arm circles
  • Chest openers, hug body and then reach arms open wide

Exercises:

  • Small Arm circles (30 seconds each direction)
  • Triceps Dips
  • Push-ups
  • Opposite limb Raise
  • Plank shoulder Touch

 

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