Many students and athletes are doing their part during these difficult circumstances by staying home and social distancing. This doesn’t have to keep you from improving on your sports performance! This time at home can be used to develop healthy habits.
Focus on Your Nutrition
Life gets busy! With work, school, homework, sports, working out, etc. Each person may have different circumstances but everyone has the same amount of time in a day. With limited time you may find yourself grabbing take out or picking up an unhealthy snack.
Now is a great time to focus on your nutrition! Focus on your water intake. Try making new snacks you normally may not have time to prepare. Get your family together to cook a meal that everyone will enjoy. Sit down and eat together without feeling rushed.
Develop a New Skill
Along with healthy eating developing new and fun skills can help pass the time and improve your performance. You don’t have to be on the ice to work on your skating and hockey skills. Street hockey is a great way to keep active. Playing with a soccer ball can be great for hand eye coordination. Stretching and weight training can help improve your sport and your daily life. Use this time to try something new and see what works for you!
Being at home with phones, computers, tablets, TVs and video games you may find yourself sitting on the couch and staring at a screen quite often. We recommend getting at least 30-60 minutes of physical activity every day. That can be working on those new habits, cleaning the house or a car, going for a run/walk, or playing a game.
Use this time to work on something positive that you can implement into your everyday life!