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It is definitely going to get tougher to exercise while under lockdown or a stay-at-home order. Truth is you can still find ways to make movements as part of your daily routine.
Being home for a longer period of time can pose a significant danger to your physical being. Covid-19 has caused us to be sitting for long hours doing nothing, with low levels of physical activity which can bring negative effects on the health, well-being and quality of life of.
Self-quarantine can also cause additional weight and weight loss. Physical moves and being relaxed can be valuable tools to help you remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time.
Have Fun Games
It will take you like an hour or more to enjoy playing with your kids in the house or around your compound. You can play football, take turns in jumping rope or any form of physical engaging games. The idea is to make sure that almost every muscle in your body is engaged.
Try and outdoor others in pushups and sit ups. You can make it a daily target even for your kids. E.g., whenever one finishes 10 pushups, he or she deserves some ice cream, keeping in mind that you want to watch weight.
That morning or evening run will come in handy. This will help offload the daily stress caused by the monotony of staying home with all the things and happenings around you.
Jogging as a form exercise has other benefits like helping your body gain more immunity to respiratory diseases and it also strengthens your body structure, by burning excess fat
For those with diabetes and insulin resistance good news is research indicates that regularly running or jogging decreased insulin resistance in study participants.
Researchers have noted that a decrease in body fat and inflammation might be behind the improvement in insulin resistance.
If you cannot go out due to various reasons, you might consider hitting the treadmill. Tis helps work on your cardio.
Most gym places are closed due to COVID-19, but that does not hinder you from doing your workouts from the comfort of your home.
Go ahead and get those home workout videos and get into action. You may as well want to install some apps in your phone to help you see what you have managed to do in a day.
You will agree with me that you don’t need any machinery to do push-ups from your bedroom.
Taking a break from this activity will help you avoid having some flesh hanging at the wrong places when covid is gone.
We might be adhering to all government directives of staying home and taking all the necessary measures to stay safe.
It is good to catch some air. You will also find it easy to have ‘that talk’ while you walk around.
However, you might want to maintain a one-meter rule and also make sure you don’t get in contact with any surfaces, especially for your children, whom may want go touching and licking fingers. You may also want to bring your dog along.
Taking a walk helps in weight loss through burning of excess fat deposits in your muscles. It also helps reduce stress.
There is no great workout like swimming you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. This requires coordination from your entire body functions, thus making it suit for exercise.
You will realize you will have control of your heart rate and also helps to release stress off your mind.
It also helps build endurance, your muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness, therefore reducing risks of a heart attack.
Weight loss can be a tough task more so like now when there is less to do. Swimming will help you maintain your weight, healthy heart and lungs
NB: Mind Games
Playing chase, draft and tennis will help you maintain a clear mind during such seasons. Swinging with your loved ones also helps build strong bonds. In short, do what you can just to make sure you remain both happy and healthy. Read also https://mypresenttime.com/parenting-during-covid-19/
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