Just Move - Fitness Forecast
Just Move is a
physical activity campaign created for UConn Health employees,
students and volunteers. The campaign was developed in
partnership with the
Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology
Know Better Place.
Walk, swim, cycle, jog, or dance...it doesn't matter what
you do, just move! Any number of physical activities can help
your heart. Whether it's a structured exercise program or part
of your daily routine, all exercise adds up to a healthier you.
The American Heart Fit-Friendly Worksites
program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout
the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health
and wellness of their employees a priority UConn Health was recognized as a Gold Level
Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart
Association's My Heart. My Life initiative For more information
on the Fit-Friendly Worksites initiative, visit
the American Heart
Spring into Action
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It's that
time of year when everyone wants to recommit to getting fit.
Let Just Move help to get you started.
A great way to spring back into fitness is to spend more time
outside being active. The days are not only getting longer, but
they are finally getting warmer.
If you are just starting out, take a walk. As you become
stronger and build endurance, you can increase your distance or
even pick up the pace and jog!
Another great spring activity is biking. Try biking into
work. UConn Health has bike racks around the campus as
well as showers if you need to freshen up. You can also
commit to take the
National Bike Challenge.
If you are already used to exercising, try something new. Join a
running club, or try out a new fitness class. Switching up
your exercise routine keeps your body challenged which allows
you to burn more calories and loose more weight. This also
prevents your from becoming board with your routine.
Remember to drink your eight cups of water a day. Water regulates your body
temperature, lubricates joints and helps transport nutrients for
energy and health. Just because you feel less thirsty in the
cool of winter, doesn't mean you don't need to hydrate.
Plan social activities around fitness. There are many spring and
summer activates that you can do while engaging in conversation.
Team up. You can work together to reach your
Pump up your play list. Any workout is better
with the right music. Try some of your favorite motivational hits.
Don't forget to stretch. Stretching will help you to maintain flexibility
and avoid injury. It's important to stretch before and after a
And most importantly, workout safely.
In order to track your progress and assure that you reach your
goals, be sure to log your workouts. Use a notebook, the
activity log, or an app on your phone.
Tips for Staying Hydrated this Winter
Drink 16 oz. of water the moment you wake up
Always carry a water bottle with you
Drink 8 oz. of water every hour until you go
Download an app that will remind you do
drink up and keep track of
your daily water consumption
Limit your caffeine and alcohol
Eat snacks that carry lots of water such
as cucumbers and red peppers
Incorporate tea and or clear soups into
"Obstacles are those frightful things you
see when you take your eyes off your goal!" - Henry Ford