POWER ON, KEEP STRONG INTO WEEK 3 OF THE AUHC
The step count is climbing so is the temperature. The weather is set to be beautiful for week 3 of the AUHC, and just in time for the semester recess.
It’s so much easier to get your steps in when the sun is shining. The rain last week made it challenging. We hope The Forum’s Stay Active Workouts and mini lounge room session kept you entertained and motivated.
It may be hard to believe, but not everyone loves to exercise. Exercise sessions can be overwhelming and even daunting at times. Often the best part of a workout is when it’s finished, and you get the rush of endorphins. Endorphins are also known as the happiness hormones. It’s the best feeling.
If exercise is not a great love of yours, it’s amazing how you can change your approach simply by changing your mind set.
Mary Engelbreit said it perfectly:
If you don't like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
We hope this helps as we move towards the half way mark of the challenge.
It’s been great seeing all your photos showing your exercise sessions in the challenge so far. Keep your photos coming in. Don’t forget to upload your photos and tag The Forum with @theforum.nusport and include #everystepcounts, as there is another prize pack for you to win.
HERE ARE SOME ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOU MOVING:
Have you heard of the saying; a change is as good as a holiday? Why not spice up your home office and try something new.
Why not get creative and convert your stock standard old iron board into their new stand-up desk.
Or try this workout on for size, on the hour every hour, complete 3 rounds:
- 10 body weight squats
- 20 alternating lunges
- 10 push ups
- 10 tips
INTERVAL TRAINING - W/BEK
Get your heart rate up and let Bek put you through a 30-minute interval workout.
Exercise in your front yard and use your driveway to complete this workout. 5 exercises, you choose the rounds you complete.
45 seconds work, 15 second rest. 3 rounds = 15 minutes, 6 rounds = 30 minutes.
- Walking lunge
- Squat jump
- Lying leg raise
- Run to end of driveway and 5 burpees.
Enjoy the week ahead and embrace the sunshine.
- Consult your doctor before performing any exercise.
- Only workout within your limits in a safe suitable environment.
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