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Health & Wellness

Weekly tips to support your physical and mental health so you can be at your best!
Fitness Tips and Workout of the Week
Head Baseball Coach, Seth Kaplan shares a fitness routine to get you up and out of your chair while we are all working from home!
Warm Up: 5 Knee Hugs, 5 Arm Circles, 20 Jumping Jacks

Work Out: Forward Leg Swings, Cross Leg Swings, Single Leg Knee Ups, Sitting Knee Ups, Step Overs, Reverse Step Overs, Wall Knee Raises.
10 reps each leg, 3 sets.

Challenge yourself to do this once in the morning and once in the afternoon each work day!
-The Science of Happiness
Activity of the Week
Explore a new place and go for a hike to find nature's true beauty!
Habits and rituals are very powerful behavioral practices that can keep you on track or derail you. Creating regular rituals for yourself when working from home is essential.

Set a consistent wake up time and schedule your work responsibilities and schedule your break times throughout the day. Use at home equipment, take a walk, put your work station at a higher level so you can stand, and use health apps on your phone/watch or a timer to remind you when to get up and get moving!
-Maureen Orey, Workplace Learning & Performance Group
Develop a focused training plan. Jumping in too fast can result in injury and keep you from meeting your goals.

Get the fuel you need to keep your body going. Eat a balanced diet that includes protein, healthy carbohydrates, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you are getting aches and pains, like shin splints, then you should take a day of two off. If the pain returns in the same spot get it checked out by a physician.

Just as every person is unique, so is every foot. Take the time to find the right pair of shoes for your feet. Make sure you aren't training in shoes that are too old; broken down soles can cause unnecessary pain.
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