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You think you’re all set. Your scenes are set up, your audio settings are in check, and you’ve been going live on a consistent basis. But you’re not completely set without a pre- and post- stream strategy.
Of course, we’re talking about your wellness plan.
What the hell are you doing before and after stream to take care of yourself? And it’s not corny to drop the work grind face for relaxation and restoration. Because let’s face it… If you’re not taking care of yourself harder than DBD players go on self-care, that’s going to reflect on stream.
It takes one unexpected wrench thrown to disrupt the flow of your stream, so you rely on these systems you set for yourself. With these 5 Fitness & Wellness Tips For Twitch Streamers, set yourself up for a good stream for not just your community but for yourself.
1. Set up a bot or timer that reminds you of healthy habits.
According to the American Physiological Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, in a study reported by The New York Times, breaking up how long you sit can be beneficial to your health in three weeks. It’s recommended to move around for about three minutes to ward off the negative impacts that come from sedentary lifestyles.
Great news for Twitch streamers, there’s a bot that can help you stay on top of your wellness while you’re LIVE online. StayHealthyBot gives Twitch content creators and their communities the following:
- Health alerts that appear in the chat with user-definable timer settings
- On-demand health facts
- Word of the Day
- Dad Jokes!
Set up a timed alert for drinking water (if that channel point redemption isn’t used often) and set up an alert to remind you to take a break every 30 minutes.
(Image via StayHealthyBot)
2. Pick and work into your routine an exercise that you can do at your desk.
Now, we’re not experts at fitness but we like to consider ourselves enthusiasts. So below are some of our favorite resources of recommended exercises you can accomplish at your desk.
- 30 Office Exercises to Try Right Now - Healthline.com
- 25 Office Exercises: Easy Desk-Friendly Ways to Get Fit - SnackNation.com
- 12 Simple Wheelchair Exercises For A Healthier You - DisabilityFriendlyLV.com
- 13 Simple yet Effective Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk - TinyPulse.com
3. Get an accountability partner.
Do you remember the days of having a study buddy? You might not be in elementary school anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t team up with a friend or colleague to light a fire of determination under you now.
In fact, Entrepreneur reported in their article An Accountability Partner Makes You Vastly More Likely to Succeed that chances of success increase from 65% to 95%, and it can be as simple as telling someone you’re going to do something.
Where can you find an accountability partner? You can join dedicated Facebook groups, and Discord servers; there are even apps where you can link up with people to help each other reach milestones and goals.
4. Choose a vitamin-rich energy drink to drink before (and sip on during) stream.
Don’t just grab a canned energy beverage from your local mart or gas station. Who knows what’s in those! And we can bet it’s more sugar and more anxiety than you’ll get from gaming supplement brands like GLYTCH.
The powdered energy drinks and supplements contain zero sugar plus vitamins such as Vitamins C, E, B6, B12, l-theanine, bilberry, and fruit powders, among other ingredients that are product specific and can be found on their respective product pages. A number of drinks are equally hydrating as they are energizing.
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Remember to stay hydrated!
5. Invest in blue light blocking lenses.
You’re staring at chat, games, and more on your monitor or TV for long periods of time, and that’s bound to have a negative effect on your eyes. You’ll experience (if not already are) significant eye strain, and this can be combated by the use of blue light blocker glasses.
No recommended sites or links here but you can pick up these glasses at popular retailers and even on Amazon.
That’s all, folks!
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