Across the world, we’re all finding ourselves living through a pretty odd and surreal time. Just a couple of months ago, none of us could have predicted the extent to which our day to day lives would change due to the rapid spread of coronavirus and Covid-19. More and more countries are implementing lockdown and “shelter in place” measures in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus. We’re being asked to stay home unless we’re getting food or medication. We’re having to either not work or work from home unless we’re key workers. The kids are off school. So, it’s not surprising that we’re having to find new ways to go about things. Exercise is one of them. So many of us were used to heading to the gym, personal training sessions, fitness classes or sports clubs to get our recommended one hundred and fifty minutes of aerobic exercise a week. Now, these things are all of the table and many of us are wondering how we’re going to stay fit and healthy. The good news is that it is possible. Here are a few simple things you can do to hit your fitness goals in isolation!
Get Your 60 Minutes of Outdoor Exercise
We’re still permitted sixty minutes of outdoor exercise every day. You just need to make sure to follow social distancing measures and stay at least two metres away from anyone else who is out exercising. Make the most of this time. Not only is it good for your body, but it’s good to get a breath of fresh air outside of the confines of your own home for a little bit too. You can walk. You can jog. You can run. You can cycle. Just be careful while you do so.
Invest in Some Home Workout Equipment
It’s also a good idea to get some home workout equipment so you can exercise inside your home too. There’s plenty of sports equipment out there that’s home appropriate. Consider some kind of yoga mat or padded mat to make floor exercises more comfortable. Handheld weights are good for upper body strength. Kettlebells can be used for kettlebell swings. Exercise balls, foam rollers, resistance bands, balance boards, pilates bars… the list goes on. All of these things can really aid your workout.
Follow Some Online Tutorials
Of course, many of us will feel lost when it comes to curating our own workout. We’re so used to going to the gym and just jumping on a machine or following instructions from a teacher. Don’t worry. You don’t suddenly have to know the ins and outs of a good workout yourself. There are plenty of online training sessions, video tutorials and more that will help to guide you along the way.
These are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling when it comes to getting a good workout during the lockdown period. Hopefully, they’ll help you get started in the right direction!