Don't ditch your daily exercise just because you can't step out. With gyms closed and more people than ever working from home due to COVID-19, being physically active can be quite challenging. Although it’s more challenging to exercise during the pandemic, now it’s more important than ever. But finding a way to adapt to these new conditions is vital to maintaining your health. Now is the time to ensure your body and immune system are in shape because a healthy body is the best defense against a COVID-19 infection. Don’t beat yourself up if you’re not as productive as you were before the corona virus hit. Be gentle, patient, and kind, and you’ll get there! Your perspective is everything! Why physical activity is important?
We are meant to move and all of our body’s systems work better when we are consistently physically active. Daily exercise plays an important role in helping to maintain a healthy immune system. Starting an exercise practice can be daunting especially if you have ambitious goals. Many people shoot for the moon and oftentimes miss the mark. What is common in this journey is we rarely enjoy the experience due to discomfort, boredom, and excessive pressure on themselves to reach their goals. Also, keep in mind that exercise can come in all different shapes and forms. Playing with your pets, dancing, gardening, and even cleaning are all great forms of exercise.
Physical activities get your heart pumping!
- Put some music on and walk briskly around the house or up and down the stairs
- Dance to your favorite music
- Jump rope (if your joints can handle it)
- Do an exercise video
- Walk or jog around your neighborhood but maintain social distancing and avoid crowded places
- Get to a local park - spending time in nature may be good for you
- Go for a bicycle ride
- Do gardening
Remember, it is important that you check with the local government guidelines about restrictions in your community and practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from others. Wash your hands as soon as you return home.Here are some tips to stay active even during whether you’re just starting to exercise or a seasoned fitness buff.
Bring it on!
Whether you’re an exercise newbie or you’ve been walking or running for years, we all find it hard to maintain motivation, especially when the weather is against us, or we’re just not in the mood. Championing your exercise excuses requires a modest amount of effort and the rewards are incredible.
Schedule time for physical activity
What we schedule is what gets done. If you don’t block off time to exercise, it’s all too easy to keep putting it off. Soon enough your window of opportunity will have closed. Plan ahead and make it happen.
Be prepared for resistance and push through it
This is especially true since you’re literally in the comfort of your own home. Just get started. It’s as simple and as hard as that. Even a small amount of movement, like a walk around the block, can make a difference.
Self-discipline and physical fitness
Your discipline is a crucial ingredient to being active and fit during this pandemic. You could have the best fitness plan, but if you are not focused, it is as good as never achieving your health goals. So, go ahead and schedule your training sessions, turn up for them, and start your journey to becoming a healthy you.
Personal Trainer at Point Cook
If you’re accustomed to working out in a group, stick with it virtually. Is it as good as being there in person? Of course, it’s not. But it’s a lot better than training alone. Due to the current situation and restrictions that are in place because of COVID-19, it is easy to go off the radar and feel demotivated. But don’t worry we will continue to motivate and cheer you up and will continue to support your fitness goals through our online fitness coaching ! Listening to your personal trainer/coach and being sticking to your workouts routine, our online fitness classes and our facebook live workouts will give you the results you desire.
Living in and around Point Cook and looking for an amazing personal trainer who can understand your health goals and help you achieve them? We have the perfect fitness programs for you. With our pocket-friendly prices for sessions at Stronglife, results are guaranteed. Get in touch today.