Datum 2021-04-08
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Excited over Pluggpeppen!

A lot of students already got off the sofa and joined our activity challenge Pluggpeppen! Elin Mellberg is one of the students who took the opportunity to get some extra energy this spring.

Hi there, who are you and which programme are you reading?

Hi! My name is Elin Mellberg and I’m currently doing my fourth year of the Master of Science in Engineering – Product and Process Development at Mälardalen University. I’m a positive and creative person who appreciate challenges.

What type of work out do you prefer?

My favorite work out depends on what I feel like at that moment. Some weeks it’s yoga and other weeks it’s HIT/interval training. I need to vary my training to keep myself motivated. An ideal week I get a bit of everything, so that I don’t get tired of it!

Why do you work out?

I work out to feel healthy. Already since I was a child, I’ve been active and clearly noticed how my well-being changed when I didn’t prioritise my training. When I work out regularly, I have less back pain, sleep better, and feel more positive and energetic.

Did you try something new?

I enjoy throwing myself into new activities. Daring to try new things have probably never been mor important than in times like these when access to for example sports facilities and gyms is limited.

Your best work out tips!

The best work out is the one that gets done. I listen a lot to what my body needs at the moment and adapt my work out accordingly. Some days I’m full of energy and want to get rid of it by running. Other days, when I’m not as energetic or need to focus on my brain, yoga suits me better. I also think that it’s nice when it’s not too complicated, because when you make it complicated the work out doesn’t get done.


Now it’s more important than ever to do some exercise. That’s why we’re launching Pluggpeppen! A competition where you and your fellow programme friends challenge other programmes at MDH by working out and scoring points on an app. Running, yoga, swimming, weight training or going out with the dog – whatever you do you’ll help your team to climb up the table. And not least: pep, challenge and push each other to manage just a little bit more!

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