‘We like to move it, move it’

I like to move it, move it

I like to move it, move it

I like to move it, move it

We like to moooove it!

Are you grooving in your chair yet?

Our team of Physio’s, Osteo’s & Remedial Massage therapists at Williamstown Health & Lifestyle sure are!

With everyone homeschooling in Melbourne like many of us, we wanted to provide some exercises your kids (and you) can do during lockdown to stretch and keep active.

Taking a brain break

A brain break is a short period of time when you stop what you are doing and focus on something else. During a few minutes away from work or schoolwork the brain moves away from learning and problem-solving. Not only does a break save our sanity it activates the vestibular system giving the brain a fresh boost of oxygen.

Brain break tips

  • ‘What’s the frequency?’ – Depending on your kid’s age, you might need to take short, frequent breaks or less frequent, longer breaks.
  • ‘Bring me some water please’ – Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water. Drinking water helps flush out toxins, energizing and invigorating us.
  • ‘Shake it like a polarised picture…’ – Dance like nobody’s watching, play a game of tag, do jumping jacks in your lounge room – whatever you do inside or outside just get moving, this will boost your mood, get your blood flowing and reboot your motivation.

Homeschooling stretch breaks

Hop over to our Facebook page to watch our two short kid’s stretch videos. With ‘Moves like Jagger’, “Livin’ on a prayer’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘The Twist’ we have all ages (and decades) covered.  Less than a minute long, each video will get everyone limber and ready to hit the books or laptop again.

Keeping the body and mind healthy

The practitioners at Williamstown Health + Lifestyle understand the need for physical movement and activity to keep the body and mind healthy. With stage 4 restrictions in place in Melbourne, we also know that getting regular physical activity and brain breaks are not always easy to work around meetings and homeschooling lessons. Finding creative ways to have brain breaks will help not only your kids but you in the long run. Stretching, deep breathing, dancing or figuring out who sings the songs mentioned in this blog can make a difference.

Sing out if you are in need

Williamstown Health & Lifestyle is open for business treating the locals within the 5km radius including Williamstown North, Altona, Yarraville, Spotswood, Newport. Visit our bookings page for more information about our modified hours and services.