The current situation can be an ideal excuse for those lazy of us who apologize for not going to the gym or going for a run. However, even at home, you can perform exercises that are healthy and that will allow us to stay in good shape during this difficult period.
What can you do for your physical health while adhering to quarantine?
There is a wide range of exercises for which you can use the common equipment of each household, such as chairs or sofas – squats, triceps handles, sit-ups or any exercises with your own weight.
If you have children, you can also employ them as part of the exercise. Not only will you do something for the health of yourself and your children, but you will also prepare a fun activity for the children, whether it’s running around the room or playing hide-and-seek. You can find an inexhaustible amount of inspiration in motivational videos on youtube, where you can also look at how the individual exercises should be practiced correctly.
It is important to plan your quarantined day correctly. For example, between seven and eight o’clock in the morning, you can spend time exercising regularly. This will also help you get the necessary dose of energy for your later work activities from behind the computer. And if you’re not afraid to go out, try to walk at least 10,000 steps. For more accurate information about your physical performance, you can use a smart watch or one of the applications commonly available for Android or iPhone.
Regular exercise will help you achieve both better physical condition and lower levels of stress, which will definitely come in handy for everyone nowadays. At the same time, more exercise means better sleep. Of course, it is important not to switch so that you do not cause health problems due to excessive activity. If you are under 70 years old and have no chronic health problems, you can easily practice outdoor sports activities as long as you keep a distance of at least 2 meters from the others. For example, a walk with a dog or a short run, or cycling, are possible ways to stay in good shape.
If you are over 70 years old, or you are a pregnant woman, or you suffer from chronic health problems, but you feel well, you should be careful, but you certainly do not have to avoid the fresh air. Exercises focused on balance and muscle flexibility are very important, especially for older people, because after the age of 30 there is a significant reduction in muscle strength. Exercises aimed at stretching and strengthening muscles, such as yoga, tai chi, or sitting exercises, are especially recommended.
If you do not directly feel well, use your energy to convalesce and regenerate the body, rather avoid physical activity.
In case of illness and recovery, return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible and experience the daily routines described above. Be sure to avoid “refrigerator influx,” which is offered directly in the current situation. This will definitely not help you to be in perfect physical and mental condition.
In your free time, try to minimize the stress around you. Use your time productively: read, take advantage of the availability of online courses, learn foreign languages, or tidy up your home.