Move More! Move Often!
While there will be no Move More! Move Often! this semester, we encourage you to tune into ResilientWake Live each Thursday at 4pm for a joyful movement minute. We are also participating as a campus in the Recreation Movement!
Stay Active Together, Even When We’re Apart
Recreation Movement is back by popular demand! Our hard work landed Wake Forest in 1st place for the Spring/Summer event. So let’s defend our title! The 2020 Recreation Movement allows students, faculty, university staff and alumni to participate in online workout classes from 100+ different colleges and universities across North America. Digital fitness and recreation are great ways to have people connect, engage and stay healthy during these evolving times.
If you participated last time, your login information will be the same or create an account with your WFU email address. We will be selecting top participants each week to win prizes for their participation. Let’s get moving, Deacs!
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Did you know that increased exercise and movement improves mood, creates better sleep, and reduces stress and risk for chronic disease? Are you ready to increase your physical wellbeing? Are you looking for a supportive community to keep you accountable?
The perfect opportunity!
Move More! Move Often! is a 6-week program engaging and encouraging individuals to increase their daily physical activity. Using activity trackers participants monitor daily steps OR active minutes. Throughout the 6-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, and join the campus community for opportunities to get more active.
This program caters to all activity levels and all activity types! The 6-week program begins with a baseline week to assess current activity levels. It will continue for the next five weeks with a goal of increasing activity toward the Center of Disease Control’s recommended average of 10,000 steps per day OR 150 active minutes per week OR maintaining those levels if you already meet them. There will be weekly mini-challenges, newsletters with helpful tips, and opportunities on campus to be active to keep participants engaged and encouraged. Performance will be tracked throughout the program using the MoveSpring dashboard, to which participants will link their activity trackers. Assistance is available to those who don’t already have a tracker that syncs with MoveSpring.
To help you find opportunities to get active, daily walking groups will be available and weekly fitness classes in Reynolds Gym will be open to Move More! Move Often! Participants!
Be your best you!
Staying Active During COVID-19 Restrictions
Given our recent directives for staying off campus, walking groups will not be held for the remainder of the challenge.
Here are some ideas for keeping active:
- Use the short daily workouts attached to your ongoing Active Minute or Steps challenge – just swipe left!
- Take movement breaks often while you’re working from home. Set an alarm every 2 hours to get up and MOVE for at least 15 minutes.
- This can be a brisk walk around the block, jogging in place, a chair yoga routine or just a stretch break. Whatever works for you – keep moving!!
- Planet Fitness is offering free live streams of at home workouts Monday-Friday at 7:00PM Eastern through their facebook page. You can learn more about this here: USA Today: Planet Fitness Free At Home Workouts Article
- Many YMCAs are having outdoor group fitness classes. Just go to their website Robinhood Road Family YMCA
- Here is an awesome resource for free at home online workouts that account for all ability levels and workout styles: FitnessBlender
Join your campus partners in Moving More and Moving Often!
“I thought the walking groups were the best part of this program. They encouraged me to do more physically throughout the day and I helped me to realize how relaxing just walking can be during a stressful week.” -Student
“Having a community of folks and the university support to work on my wellbeing was probably the biggest benefit. I found the emails helpful because I learned some things and they kept my activity in front of me” –Staff
“Thank you for making this program available to so many members of the WFU community! I’m glad to have participated” –Faculty
“Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this program- I look forward to participating next semester and also encouraging others to participate!” –Student