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FIT TIP: Rest essential to your health

With the aim of helping faculty and staff ‘Get your 150’ (minutes of recommended exercise a week) to improve health and wellness, the Gazette and Athletics and Recreation will be offering a Fit Tip in each edition.

Are you getting enough sleep, giving yourself a chance to rest? Here are three things to consider to improve your wellbeing:

Sleep: Adults need seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day and remove all electronics from the bedroom.

Physical Activity: To sleep better try getting regular physical activity. Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week.  

Daily Rest: Research shows that there are significant benefits to including moments of rest into your day. Try taking a few minutes in a quiet space and practice deep breathing or spend time in nature.
Rest is critical for your wellbeing. Take care of yourself.