Tips for Keeping Fit at Home During COVID-19 Outbreak
You might have noticed news reports of people who are running a marathon and other sporting feats inside their homes during the coronavirus global outbreak. Although most of these individuals are professional athletes, this doesn’t mean that the rest should give up on physical exercise during the stay at home orders. If you’re not sure how to keep fit from the comfort of your home, here are X tips that will help you become/stay in shape during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning your diet
You are what you eat and no time is this true than now we are advised to stay home. We aren’t getting as much movement as we normally do because we are at home. It also may be easier than usual to reach for the cupboard to grab a sugary snack.
Try to adopt a diet consisting of fresh fruit, vegetables, and cooked meals. Planning your diet also gives you a sense of control during the state of emergency and trips to the grocery store are among the few activities that aren’t banned.
Take up calisthenics
The Greek word “calisthenics” might seem hard to grasp but it merely refers to exercising using nothing more than the weight of your own body. This way, you promote core strength and muscle growth. Although these exercises aren’t particularly demanding, they are a bit odd in the sense they don’t involve the use of bars, weights or barbells.
They are practiced by prisoners but the whole world is turning into a provisional prison for all of us during the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to boost the effect calisthenics have on your body, you can buy some resistance bands but in most cases, it’s just you and your body weight on the living room carpet.
Shopping and running
Like we’ve said earlier, during the stay at home instructions, you should leave the house on two occasions: when you go shopping and when you go running. The former is clear in itself but the latter is something that many people fail to understand.
Namely, walking is a great exercise but you stay out for longer periods, thus increasing your chances of catching the virus or passing it to other people. Jogging is a more efficient measure because you can be done exercising in under half an hour. Just find running sneakers for every type of runner, put them on and head outside for your daily portion of daily exercise.
Step down to step up
Although we are not moving around as much as we normally may during the pandemic, we can still freely move around the front yard of the house and up and down the building staircase. Actually, you should walk as much as possible but if you cannot leave your house, you can always go up and down stairs.
This exercise makes for great cardio. What is more, a single step or a fitness stepper is sufficient to exercise your leg muscle by standing at the tip of your toes at the end of a step and raising your body up and down.
Join a fitness group online
As the World Health Organization recommends people who are in self-quarantine to stay physically active, millions of people worldwide are resorting to innovative home exercise programs. Luckily, most individuals are willing to share the new exercises they have come up with so joining a Facebook fitness group of following a fitness Instagram account will help you discover new ways to exercise at home.
As you have seen from our examples, staying fit during the COVID-19 is essential but luckily, not that hard at all. Use every opportunity you get to go outside and run and pile info on innovative calisthenic exercises you can in the living room.