How to work out safer and healthier during covid-19
The Covid-19 means that many of us are staying at home or are forced to stay at home. Social distancing and quarantine have forced us to be at home all the time and our routine is totally messed up. We can’t even go to the gym or for support. That means it’s really difficult to maintain our health and to be productive. During this chaos, it’s really important to keep ourselves busy and doing something productive. Not doing any exercise can really affect our mental and physical health.
This article is about the tips that will help you to work out in your home and they will help you to keep you healthy and your mind will be at peace. Besides exercise, there are other healthy activities too that you can start to keep yourself busy like book reading, painting, or learning something new. So, let’s start this article and keep reading to discover amazing tips that will keep you busy and healthy.
Significance of staying active during Covid-19
It is really difficult to find motivation these days. Access to the fitness facilities is really difficult and that’s why it’s becoming so difficult to stick to our workout routine. If you were used to attending a fitness class to find the motivation to workout, it’ll be really difficult for you to do the workout on your own.
Maintaining a workout routine at home may sound boring and difficult at this moment. Also, a lot of people are suffering financially during covid so it seems more difficult than ever to keep ourselves active and fit. But a small amount of activity will be enough to keep you active all day. In fact, exercise is one of the most powerful tools that keep us healthy both mentally and physically.
Exercise helps us to deal with depression, stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and diabetics. You just have to find new ways to stay motivated and then you will be able to control your mood and you will be healthy during this time of uncertainty.
Make an exercise plan that keeps you motivated
It doesn’t matter whether you are teaching your kids at home or you are worried about your financial condition. It’s never too late to make a workout plan for yourself. Because consider your energy level, if you do not keep yourself active, you’ll likely be sick and that will weaken your immunity system and that’s dangerous especially during these days. Build up your workout plan gradually and start implementing it.
Give priority to your workouts
People who mention their workouts on the same calendar as your appointments are the ones who manage to stick to it. Because no one can cancel their appointment and you should consider your exercise like your appointment can’t be canceled.
Fix a time for the workout
Many people who have a long workout program workout in the morning because doing exercise in the morning will help you be active and positive all day. Others find it easy to take a break from work in the afternoon and workout at that time. Doing exercise will stimulate the brain and help you in managing the rest of your work. So, choose the time that’s right for you.
Don’t aim to be in perfect shape. Build a concrete goal such as walk 30 minutes or run 30 minutes in the morning. And use a calendar or a smartwatch to keep a record of your progress. Also, take different paths daily and note the time and your effort level. Tracking your effort will encourage you to keep going.
Say it loud
Tell your friends about your goals and post them on social media because you’re less likely to miss your workout when you know that your friends will ask you about your progress. And their positive feedback will encourage you more. Also, you can inspire someone while talking about your routine and it will help others to make a workout routine too. While keeping social distancing you can still manage to workout with a friend on a video call. Set your workout times together. And give each other encouragement.
Keep your workouts interesting
Watch your favorite show or listen to a podcast or some of your favorite music while working out. Because that’s things will get interesting for you and you don’t feel bored while doing exercise. Keep changing the place of your workout and you can also take help from your friend in this regard. You can call one of your close friends and while gossiping you’ll never feel bored. Apart from the exercise, you can also play a lot of games online if you are unable to participate in the real activity.
Try something new
Always try new things like dancing, some new exercise, and yoga. There are a lot more things that you can do while staying at home. You can also search for any video or a channel on YouTube that you can watch or subscribe to. There are a lot of online courses that are free and are guiding properly about how to do new things at home. A lot of people feel comfortable doing something new while no one’s watching. And that’s a great time for you to find a new skill within you. Don’t be lazy and try something new by exploring the internet or by joining any online course. Do something that relaxes your mind and gives you happiness.
Build more movement
Many spend time at home just sitting and watching TV, working on the laptop, and joining zoom meetings. But you can still find a way to insert some movement into your day. If you just add 30 minutes in your day for some movement, they’ll be worth it.
- Insert any household chores in your sitting time like clean your room, do some work in your garden, etc
- Listen to a call while moving around. Stand while attending online classes. Do squats or jump while waiting for an online class to start or when you’re watching TV
- While working in the kitchen and waiting for something to boil you can do quick and short exercise too
How much exercise is enough?
During this time of fear, when it comes to work out or exercise, something is always better than nothing. Just walking a little is enough because this little thing will inspire you to do more exercise. Start gradually and you will see how you are doing more and more with every passing day.