Remote Training Session
Nowadays a lot of training sessions take place at home, either in your own room or at the computer. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the environment in which you perform physical or mental activity is healthy and safe.
E-learning stands for electronic learning and usually takes place via Internet. This activity should take place at your desk and because of that you need to know how to prepare your learning place to feel comfortable and not get distracted or fell uneasy. Here are some tips:
- Sit on a chair at a desk. Bed, floor or garden is not the place used for learning.
- Make sure that the weight of your arms is supported at all times. Otherwise the muscles of your neck and shoulders will start to hurt.
- Move your chair as close to your desk and device as possible to avoid leaning and reaching.
- Place the monitor of your device directly in front of you, with the top no higher than eye level so that you don`t cause pain in your neck.
- Avoid eye fatigue by making sure that your monitor is not too close, it should be at least an arm’s length away.
- Ensure that your feet touches the ground. Lower your chair or place some support under to prevent your feet from dangling.
- Take frequent breaks. Rest your eyes for several seconds by looking at objects at a distance or walk around and perform some static stretching to rest your body.
Exercise at Home Tips
Sometime your coach might ask you to do some exercises at home to improve your abilities or you might want to do some yourself to become a better athlete. In such situations it is important that you first set up your room to ensure it is safe. Here are some tips:
- Free some space for your movement. Not to break anything or cause yourself an injury, think how much space you will need.
- Is there enough air in your room? When you exercise you breathe in more air and it is important your room is well ventilated.
- Equipment. If you will be doing exercises on the floor, use yoga mat to prevent discomfort and potential injury.
- Clothing. Use appropriate outfit to ensure you feel comfortable and ready to workout.
- Warm up. Prevent injuries by warming up your body through stretching.
- Drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated to prevent fatigue and headache.
- How do I do this? Doing exercise wrongly is just as bad as not doing the exercise at all. If you are not too sure how to do it, ask your coach or parent.