Many of us are time poor coming towards the end of the year.
Look for alternatives to your normal exercise routine if you are struggling to make a scheduled class time or get to the gym.
Some suggestions to help keep the body moving:
- Skipping is a great cardiovascular activity that requires little space and time.
- If you’re not in physical condition to attempt that 10km run you used to do, then start with an alternate 100m jog with workstations of squats, lunges and star jumps for a high intensity workout.
- Crawling is great for cross body coordination and provides stimulation to your sensory systems of balance, awareness in space and vision. Try on your hands and knees, hands and toes, or flip over and crab crawl
- Meet with friends and explore one of the many tracks or paths around Geelong. Visit geelongaustralia.com.au for interactive maps to find reserves, paths, bicycle paths and neighbourhood walks.
- Make it a ball sport – head to the local basketball, squash, volleyball court or football oval. Throwing, catching and kicking involve whole body movements, coordination, balance and elevate your heart rate.
Always listen to your body.
Resuming activity after a break, or commencing something new has the potential to over exert muscles and joints.
If specific movements cause you more than discomfort, or a position is unattainable, contact your health care provider for an assessment.