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9 October 2020

Staying well means staying active: get moving with DeakinACTIVE this exam period

How are you looking after yourself while you’re studying from home?

As we enter exam time for this online study period, it’s more important than ever that we do something active every day to find balance in our lives and establish healthy habits.

It’s National Mental Health Month, and throughout October, we want to encourage you to get moving as part of a routine to support your overall health. Whether it’s a full heart-pumping jog or skipping session, a simple walk around the block, or even some basic isometric or bodyweight exercises in your living room, finding ways to move every day can help us reduce feelings of stress, stay mentally sharp and achieve optimal wellbeing. 

Time to spring into action!

Check out the DeakinMOVES app for a range of blogs, healthy recipe ideas, group challenges and daily workouts to get you moving during your study breaks. 

There’s a range of live, interactive exercise classes on DeakinMOVES every day, with tabata, yoga, pilates, HIIT bodyweight and strength workouts coming up in the next couple of weeks. To get started just pick a class that works best for you! Classes are generally 30 minutes long and are held at lunch time hours or in the early evening for your convenience.

And if you really want to push yourself and take on your uni pals, join one of our upcoming October group challenges! Each activity has now launched and will span the whole month. For full terms and conditions, please see the DeakinMOVES app.

Heading outside?

With the weather warming up, you’ll also gain a significant mood boost if you can head outdoors for some fresh air and Vitamin D. In addition to making sure you’re adhering to current COVID-19 restrictions for your location, please consider the following precautions. 

Stay well, enjoy the sunshine and best of luck in your final assessments!

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