Fitness and Nutrition

Learning online is a totally different experience that means you need different strategies and support. Student Experience is here for you and has several online resources and remote supports available.

Resources To Support Your Physical Well-Being

Campus Recreation

We're putting out fitness content regularly through Instagram. Follow us to stay up-to-date on everything we have going on, and check our website for updates!

 

Sports and Recreation wants our Mustangs to be able to stay active, so our Western Campus Recreation fitness is going LIVE on Instagram @Western_Rec every day starting March 25, with some of your favourite classes.

We're thinking about all our Mustangs around the world right now!

Note: Please ensure you are exercising safely. If you are new to exercise, it is a good idea to complete this link: http://eparmedx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/PARQPlus2019ImageVersion2.pdf

As well, Harvard Medical School has published an article on 10 tips for exercising safely: https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/10-tips-for-exercising-safely

Live classes are best streamed through Instagram Live on your mobile device. If you wish to try to view it on a desktop, here is some information about how it may be possible: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/instagram-live-videos-browser/

We will also be posting different exercise sheets and ways to stay active every day, including individual exercises you can do whenever. 

One of the best things you can do is keep active, if possible.

 Campus Recreation Online Social Fitness Classes


Some additional good workouts that we recommend and that can be found online anytime, include the following.

We will continue to add to these resources weekly.

YOGA WITH ADRIENE

This YouTube channel has free yoga Videos. Everything from beginners to long strength-based flow sessions https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

DANALANDGREN 

Instagram account that posts a variety of body weight workouts: https://www.instagram.com/danalandgren/?hl=en 

BOHO BEAUTIFUL 

This YouTube channel has a large number of yoga videos for all skill levels. Bonus is that they are filmed around the world. https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize/videos

BODY WEIGH WORKOUTS, STRONG BY ZUMBA, HITT, DANCE

Pop sugar fitness has a large number of fitness classes on YouTube. Most require little to no equipment. https://www.youtube.com/user/popsugartvfit

 

Additional Fitness Supports Available At A Distance

We have put together a few tip sheets for you that we hope will help as you transition to your online learning environments. Take a look below, and check back often as we continue to share more resources!

Physical Health 

Intro to Physical Wellness - Tip Sheet
Deskercise! 33 Smart Ways to Exercise from your Desk
Kayla Itsines Online Workout Videos 
How to Relax with Yoga - Video

Three, 6-minute Workout Videos  - Each workout will exercise four main muscle groups: Cardio, Lower Body, Upper Body and Core  

And, check out these London-based gyms that are providing online training tutorials via Instagram:

  • AndFit Training Studio - Offering a small, weight-based workout daily at 9:30AM EST
  • Revkor - Offering resistance-bands based class daily at 9:30AM EST

Nutrition

Food and Nutrition - Tip Sheet
Western University Nutrition Website
Stocking Your Pantry, The Right Way - Article
How to make the most of shelf-stable staples during COVID-19 - Article

New York Times Food Columnist Melissa Clark is offering practical ideas to what to cook from your pantry. She is posting new ideas every weekday, and (Bonus!) you are currently able to get a FREE subscription to the New York Times.

Trade strategies for pantry cooking on this Facebook Group

Parent Questions

If you are looking for responses to questions about how your student can receive remote support, please contact Student Support & Case Management at sscm@uwo.ca or by calling 519-661-2111 x89152.