Welcome back to our blog series Why We Rec! This week we are hearing from Lena Hall, one of Campus Rec’s Personal Trainers. 

When it comes to how exercise has helped her, Lena says that it has been super helpful in keeping a schedule and staying motivated during the pandemic. Whether it’s studying for a difficult exam or doing other somewhat lack-luster chores, Lena says “Through my own experiences, one of the best forms of self-care I can give myself is discipline, and exercising is a version of that”. 

During this time of social distancing and online work and school, Lena has found that sitting and constantly taking in information from classes, social media, and other people creates a disconnect with the body. That’s why recreation has been so incredibly important for her.

“By being physically active, we are reconnecting our minds and our bodies once again. The connection between mind and body supports overall wellbeing.”

In addition to coming to the Rec, Lena says that eating right, sleeping right, and allowing yourself rest is super valuable. In terms of food, she says exactly what you’d expect: a balanced diet with fruits, veggies, proteins, and the occasional cookie is ideal. When it comes to sleep, “The sleeping habit that gives you enough sleep and works best for your schedule is what helps you to be more healthy”, she says. And rest is vital in avoiding burnout, which is something many of us have dealt with this past year. Lena thrives on setting aside one day a week to not worry about work or school to ensure she gets the rest she needs. 

We love to see all you wonderful Rams at Campus Rec. Come hang out with us!