By Miranda Massie on February 5, 2019
February is a perfect time of year to focus on all matters of the heart – including heart health. Get that blood pumping by exploring ways to stay mindful, motivated and moving.
Week 1: Take Part in Move UBC Month
Use February to celebrate movement at UBC! Move UBC is a UBC-wide campaign to increase physical activity and celebrate the diverse ways we can move on campus. Get inspired to move by checking out the Move UBC events calendar.
Week 2: Jump In!
Bring back the nostalgia of childhood and get your heart pumping with just 15 minutes of jumping rope, a fun and easy cardio alternative. Or, follow along with this six-minute FitnessBlender video.
Week 3: Check Your Health
UBC’s annual Travelling Health Fair may be booked up, but you can still take advantage of a check-up in the following ways:
- March 6-20: Contact the UBC Pharmacists Clinic at 604-827-2584 to request a free kidney health assessment (the same screening offered through the Travelling Health Fair this year).
- Visit our online Virtual Health Fair: You’ll find over 20 screenings, tools and resources to help assess your current wellbeing status and make improvements towards a healthier self.
Week 4: Get Your Cardio on Demand
Looking for inspiration to move more or move differently? Look no further than the following list of YouTube channels that offer fitness videos on demand.
Photo credit: Melissa Lafrance
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.