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stay healthy & active

If you are under lockdown and it is beginning to get you down, there is a risk that your physical and mental health can be affected by inactivity. With no firm exercise routine in place, it is easy to get complacent about exercise. And, as the weeks turn into months, you will realize the need to create a schedule that includes physical exercise.

Here are a few ways that you can remain fit and healthy while at home for long periods.

Outdoor Work Outs

If the weather is nice, you can’t beat an outdoor work out and during the lockdown, the best place to do this is in the back garden. You can buy a couple of barbells online and create your own routine, which could last up to 30 minutes, adding the number of reps as you get stronger.

Practice Online Yoga

You can buy yoga tank tops for women online and with a yoga mat and some leggings, you have everything you need to start practicing. There are many YouTube videos for novices that demonstrate a range of yoga disciplines. Plus you can read about the various forms of yoga and choose one that you feel will work for you. There is a spiritual element to yoga and with meditation, you can become a calmer person and be better equipped to deal with stress.

Online Pilates Classes

While you cannot go to a Pilates studio and practice the art, Pilates studios now offer virtual Pilates classes, where you interact with your instructor via a Zoom call. You can also communicate with the other students and when the lockdowns are over, you can all meet up in the Pilates studio and get to know each other better.

Virtual Personal Trainer

Many people set themselves fitness goals, only to see their motivation fade away over a period of weeks. Therefore, hiring a virtual personal trainer ensures that you will achieve your fitness goals. The professional interacts with their client via a Zoom call and every time you do your routine, your online personal trainer will be with you every step of the way. The cost would be cheaper than regular personal training, due to the fact that the personal trainer does not have to travel.

Online Aerobics

Another online activity not to miss is virtual group aerobics. All you need to do is be free at the given time and you can log in to the Zoom call and follow the virtual instructor. Either that or follow some old routines, which means you don’t need to be ready at any given time and can work out when you feel like it.

stay healthy & active
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If you set aside 30 minutes every morning and evening, you can remain in tip-top shape, even when confined to your own home. All it takes is a little discipline and the right equipment to stay healthy & active as well as in shape. In order to keep things interesting, it is a good idea to mix your daily routine, so every day is a little different and before long, we will be able to return to some form of normality.

Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva
Cindy D'Silva, besides being a mother of two angels, is a belly dancer, writer and photographer. She loves partying, bowling and eating sushi. There is a detailed biography about her on the ABOUT ME page in case you would like to know more. :)You can like and follow her Facebook page to get all updates on the latest blogs and more: https://www.facebook.com/blogaberry/

8 Comments

  1. This is a perfect list Cindy. I have been taking classes from an online personal trainer and it has been really helpful.

  2. Mrinal Kiran says:

    My physical and mental health suffered a lot due to inactivity. I have started going on morning walks now. Will do these as well. Thank you for sharing.

  3. It is so essential to maintain a fitness regime even when one is cooped up indoors. I feel Yoga is one of the best ways to keep the mind, body, and soul fit anywhere and everywhere.

  4. Your post is a reminder that I need to stop being lazy. I really need to get into pilates mode soon. I have been sitting and sleeping for too long

  5. Neha Tambe says:

    Absolutely correct. In the current it is important to take care of ourselves and having an online instructor can help create a routine and stay fit.

  6. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay says:

    These are some useful tips to stay fit and healthy. Though we don’t have back garden in our apartment, I can practice on our terrace to get the outdoor feel.

  7. We have been doing family workouts daily in the morning and daily dance in the evening. This has actually helped us stay fit even while indoors.

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