By Miranda Massie on March 7, 2018
Posture is an important part of our overall fitness and comfort. Learn how to protect your body by incorporating posture exercises and stretching into your daily routine.
Week 1: Try a Midday Desk Workout
Check out the 10 Easy Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk in this Chatelaine.com video.
Week 2: Stretch It Out!
Print these handy ready-to-use stretch guides and post near your work station or around the office.
Week 3: Ergo your Lab or Office
Proper ergonomic design can minimize the risk of a wide range of injuries – from eye strain and carpal tunnel syndrome to persistent neck or back pain. Follow these easy step-by-step guides (office or lab) to set yourself up for comfort and success.
Week 4: Cultivate Your Core
Don’t forget your core. This six-minute workout from Fitnessblender.com requires no equipment and will help you build strength and achieve perfect posture.
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By Miranda Massie on March 2, 2017
Move UBC month may be over, but that’s no reason to stop moving. Check out some quick and new ways to fit movement into your day – and increase your overall sense of wellbeing!
Week 1: Stretch at Your Desk
Discover seven easy stretches for your shoulders, neck, hands and wrists that you can do at your desk.
Week 2: Perfect Your Posture
Try out these five exercises to improve your overall posture.
Week 3: Cultivate Your Core
Don’t forget your core. This six-minute workout requires no equipment and will help you build strength and achieve perfect posture.
Week 4: Maintain a Neutral Spine
Sitting for long periods of time can impact your joints and muscles, as well as your spine. Learn how to support spine health to improve or reduce back pain.
Looking for more fitness tips and inspiration? Visit our Fitting in Fitness page.
By Melissa Lafrance on October 6, 2015
Fitting in Fitness is a series for staff and faculty that shares tips and hints on how to increase physical activity levels.
This series is brought to us by Courtney Chan, a fourth-year student in UBC’s School of Kinesiology.
Here are Courtney’s tips for October!
About Courtney: Courtney is a third-year kinesiology student at the University of British Columbia. When not studying or working at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Courtney enjoys running and curling, and has a secret passion for line dancing. To her, the most important part of fitness is feeling good about yourself and having fun!
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