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Healthy Habits

Be Active

Written by Ryman Academy
on July 30, 2020

Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on the brain that helps you deal with stress.

 

Regular exercise also has the benefit of making you healthier. You don't need to run a marathon, even taking a short walk at lunchtime will have a positive impact on your wellbeing!

  

Stretch daily

Stretch daily to maintain good joint movement and posture: 

  • Try the Ryman Moves stretches 
  • Get on the internet and find a simple stretch guide that will work for you
  • Try stretching at your desk, or stand up and go for a quick 2 minute walk every hour 

 Balance, core strength and posture

Work on your balance, core strength and posture: 

  • Sign up for a Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi class, or practice at home 
  • Try standing on one foot, then shut your eyes and see how long you can stay balanced for. Switch feet and try again. Repeat this daily – you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can improve! 

 Resistance or strength exercise

Do resistance or strength training: 

  • Sign up to a gym and be guided by a personal trainer
  • Research resistance/strength exercises using your own body weight - try doing these at home

 Aerobic fitness

  • Go for a brisk walk, swim or cycle 
  • Try including a walk on your lunch break, or have a ‘walking meeting’ - being at work doesn’t mean you can’t get active 

Be active – click here for some simple tips

 

Exercise at home click here for free access to online fitness sessions

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about these resources, feel free to contact the People Development team – peopledevelopment@rymanhealthcare.com

To view the latest information about COVID-19, head to https://www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz/coronavirus-updates

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