Remember those days when you’d always sit in front of a computer or have your head stuck in a textbook studying? And by those days we mean yesterday… Well, to counter having a bad posture, slouching necks and becoming lethargic, we recommend taking about a 5-minute break from studying every hour to do some exercise. Interested? Check out our simple exercise routine.
You want to get your stamina up before you do anything. Because you’ve been sitting for so long, it’s time to generate some blood circulation in your body with a few SLOW high knee lifts. Make sure your posture is straight and your hands are on your hips. Count to sixty, and you’re ready for the next exercise.
Same exercise as the first one except, now you’re going to pick up the speed with some FAST high knee lifts. In this exercise concentrating on bringing those knees of yours as high as possible without knocking yourself out (similar to jogging without going anywhere). Again, count to sixty from the start before moving on to the next exercise.
Without losing momentum, start some slow butt kicks. While you’re doing this, inhale and stretch your arms up above your head. Exhale and bring your arms down. Inhale and exhale five times while continuing the butt kicks so that oxygen can get into your lungs.
Without stopping, quicken the pace with some fast butt kicks. Once more, you’re jogging without moving away from your exercise-mat or whichever area in your apartment you’ve chosen to start your workout routine. This one is simple and should again do it for sixty seconds.
You’re going straight from fast butt kicks into jumping jacks which we all had to do in PE at school but just a reminder – here is how you do it. Stand upright with your legs together and arms at your sides. Jump into the air and as you jump, spread your legs to be about shoulder-width apart. Stretch your arms out and over your head. Jump back to starting position and repeat for 1 minute.
With your cardio done and dusted, you’re going to now spread your feet. Bend down towards your right foot with arms stretched out as if to touch your toes, then use your hips to do a big circle sweep from right foot to left foot, then all the way up and back around.
This helps with mobility in your joints and hips, and when you’ve done five rounds of these, rotate the other way, starting with bending towards your left foot and circling around to your right foot and up again.
Last but not least, and very important, is to get your stretch on. Bring your knees up one by one and hug them tight against your body. Do a few rounds of these before you move on to your upper body. Here you’re going to want to do some big arm circles. Reach high, swing wide and around, and keep this going for both arms.
Remember to concentrate on your breathing. Always take deep breaths so that there is constant oxygen flow happening.
Doing all the above will take about 7 minutes. Do this every hour and watch how much better you’ll feel and how much more productive you’ll be.
Here at The Fields, we’re all about encouragement, assistance, and support when it comes to our students. But we’re all about convenience too. We don’t want our students worrying about a thing except for their own mental and physical health and making progress in their studies.
It’s why we’ve set up free uncapped WiFi, offer private and sharable apartments for those wishing to study off-campus, and why we chose to have The Fields located right next to a Virgin Active Gym and nearby shops.
We want our students to not want for anything, but instead to have everything they need whenever they need it. It’s why The Fields remains a student’s home away from home. So sign up now, and let’s kick off your studies in comfort and safety.
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