There are many benefits to working out while studying. Scientific studies have shown that exercise can improve your memory. So get up and move while you study to help boost your brain power and thinking skills. The best thing: these are two for one activities that help you stimulate your body and mind simultaneously.
Listen to a podcast, recorded notes or book on the subject you are studying while you go for a walk or a jog. Alternatively, you can bring notes while on the treadmill if you don’t have anything to listen to. Take short frequent workout breaks every 45 minutes. Stand up, stretch, do jumping jacks, pushups or step outside to help refuel your mind and break up the study boredom. Here are several other exercises that can help with sitting too long.
Arm stretches can increase the flexibility in your arms and wrists. Alternate reaching across your body as far as you can with your left and right arm.
Tone your buttocks with the glute squeeze. Clench your butt cheeks together for 20 seconds then release. Repeat this 8 to 10 times.
Strengthen your core muscles while doing the waist rotation. Remain seated with your spine upright and rotate as far as possible while holding that position for 15 seconds. Alternate both sides and do it up to 3 times.
Need to exercise your hip and thigh muscles? Do some leg extensions. Place arms on both sides of the chair while you sit at the chair’s edge. Extend your right leg outward and as high as possible while keeping it straight. Hold for 10 seconds and bring your leg down. Repeat each leg 8 times and do 3 sets.
Tone your calves by lifting both legs up on the tips of your toes.
Do the exercises that are best for you or create other activities that can help you stimulate your body and mind while studying. Get active for better mental performance!