How to stay active during confinement: tips from your kinesiologists

How to stay active during confinement: tips from your kinesiologists

For a few weeks now, the pandemic situation has forced us to stay confined and to limit our movements. This situation makes it harder to maintain a healthy lifestyle and may increase sedentary behaviours.

  • How to make our workstation ergonomic?

  • How to stay active at home?

  • How to motivate children to move?

  • A few applications to stay active

IRCM’s kinesiologists are happy to share a few good tips and relevant resources.

Workstation ergonomics

In the current circumstances, many of us have to work from home. How can we make sure to adopt a comfortable posture to work efficiently? 

Staying active at home 

Do you happen to spend several consecutive hours in a seated position because of telework? Do you sometimes feel muscle tension or a drop in energy, both physically and mentally? Here are some tips to help you stay active at home:

Learn how to stay active when working from home and how to stay active during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Discover the BETTER registry training program to do at home from. Although the program was created for the needs of people living with type 1 diabetes, it is also well suited for others!

  • Watch the videos and discover the website of PartcipACTION, a campaign designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Browse these workouts to find the one that suits you best.  

  • Use this interactive tool to build your own weekly activity plan.

Motivate children to move 

Do you feel a need to reinvent yourself and find new activities to get your children moving? Here are some relevant and fun tools to help you do it as a family:

Mobile applications

Why not use a mobile application to help you move throughout the day? Here are some free ones available for iOS and Android:

Don’t forget! Although we are required to keep our distances, we must also stay active and enjoy the beautiful days of spring!


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