Taking the Office Home Doesn’t Reduce the Importance of Exercise | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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TTUHSC’s Brooks Suggests Ways to Keep Mind and Body in Sync

Sometimes we don’t know how good we’ve got it until it goes away.

That can certainly apply to many people who are being forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Zoom meetings, FaceTime and other technology, we may be able to maintain face-to-face contact, but we miss out on the simple take-it-for-granted physical exercise that comes from walking across campus or down long halls to speak to colleagues.

It’s the same situation in which Toby Brooks, Ph.D., associate professor and program director of the master’s in athletic training program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, finds himself. When Brooks, who also serves as a strength and conditioning and performance enhancement specialist for the Texas Tech University Department of Kinesiology, was transitioning his work setting from campus to his home, he moved his computer with him, but left behind his adjustable desk.