Many of us spend a large amount of our working day deskbound. Therefore it is really important for our wellbeing that we take a break each day to be active. Physical exercise is really good for us and is a great way to boost our mood. There are many physical activities available, therefore when being active it is important that you choose an activity that you will enjoy. Check out the list below for some ideas:
Bring activity into the everyday, e.g. use the stairs instead of the lift, walk to colleagues to talk with them instead of phoning, walk or bike to campus.
Take a walk after dinner, or a longer one on the weekend. Invite friends and family to join you.
Hold a family dance-off with different members picking the music.
Organise or participate in walking tours of local places of interest in your community or suburb.
Go to the UC Rec Centre for a workout.
Join the UC Rec Centre’s Jumpstart Walking Challenge via the UC Rec Centre app.
Try tai chi classes for strength, balance and mental wellbeing.
Go for a bike ride with friends or family or by yourself.
Take the dog for a walk.
Mow the lawns.
Check out this clip from the All Right Campaign where Si and Gary talk about the importance of being active:
Would you like to start exercising, but are a little overwhelmed by all the high intensity training online? No problem! Walking is one of the safest and healthiest forms of exercise to get you started, and we’re here to help.
What is Jumpstart?
Jumpstart is a FREE six week walking programme that will progress you from walking nowhere, to walking 5km comfortably and safely. You don’t need to join the RecCentre, and you can do it wherever you like!
Zumba is a party. It’s exercise in disguise. Take two ZESs (that’s Zumba speak for master trainers), put them on a stage with lights and let them go! The result is a dance party like no other!
Maria is now based in Christchurch, and Jarrod has flown over from Sydney. Together, they’ll be delivering 90mins of pure Zumba joy on Saturday 8 February at the UC RecCentre. Doors open at 6pm, and the class will run from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Tickets cost $25, and we’ve got a very special discounted rate for RecCentre Members, just $15. This event is being hosted by CC Productions, which means tickets aren’t purchased at the RecCentre. They are pretty easy to get though. To get yours, email Lis Cribb email@example.com and she’ll get you sorted. You can also check out the Facebook event page.