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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.