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WW: Getting Active!

This week's Weekly Wellbeing is all about getting active!

 

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As you probably know, there's a huge link between physical activity and wellbeing!
Physical activity has heaps of amazing benefits for mental wellbeing:

  • It helps with the release of endorphins
  • It can help you sleep better at night
  • It can make you feel more energised
  • It can help you socialise if you exercise with someone else
  • A sense of accomplishment

Plus all the great physical benefits too! You can read more about exercise and wellbeing here.

 

Whether it is walking, swimming, running, dancing, doing yoga, playing sport or going to the gym- let's get moving this week Smiley Very Happy

 

Activity:

1. Plan a time for some amount of physical activity into your week (it doesn't have to be a big goal- just do what is comfortable and works for you!)

2. Do some physical activity

3. Check back in telling us what you did and how you felt afterwards!

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Not sure where to start? ReachOut has some resources here on ways to exercise that don't feel like exercise and how to exercise when you're not motivated.

 

 

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Re: WW: Getting Active!

I'll start us off!! 

This week I am planning to go for a run tomorrow evening. 

I've also started thinking about the possibility of walking home from work more regularly now that it's a bit cooler. It takes about an hour ten minutes, but its a great podcast / phone call time!  I did it yesterday and very much enjoyed it.

Felt much less stressed and energised by the time i got home!

 

 

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i exercise each day either through walking or the exercise bike depending on ym energy levels. i also incorporate an exercise routine that takes an extra half an hr and is weight (as in hand weights, medicine balls etc) focussed as something a little different
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Re: WW: Getting Active!

I have been unwell this week so I haven't been very active but there are three fitness type things I plan to incorporate into my week moving forwards. 

 

1. Dance class once a week.

2. Swimming some laps once or twice a week. 

3. Gym - using treadmill, bikes and skipping. 

 

I like sports and being active. 

Re: WW: Getting Active!

Great idea for a wellbeing activity @gina-RO!
Yesterday I had basketball training, and I did some vocal exercises at musical rehearsals straight after basketball.

Today, I'm heading to the gym, and working out my legs and arms. I'll be trying to do squat jumps and lunges with weights at either side of me. Then some Leg press/calf raise, and chest press. I have a good workout plan for myself! And skipping rope for a warm-up.
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I rejoined the gym at uni over the weekend! Feels good to finally be getting some exercise after all the Easter chocolate I've eaten Smiley Tongue

As I'm rebuilding my fitness I'm mostly focusing on cardio for the moment - an hour on the treadmill at a moderate pace usually does it πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
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