Since gyms and community centers are now closed, most people have to get used to the idea of figuring out how to stay in shape at home. Especially now, when we are all facing difficult situations and uncertainty, physical activity is even more important in order to combat stress. Here are some tips on how you can stay active and create a new routine for better health:
1. Join an online class
Making time to work out is a lot easier, if you have committed to it in advance. Online classes are a great way to stick to a schedule, be accountable, and connect with friends at the same time. They are also a budget-friendly solution if you're worried about your finances.
2. Get some basic equipment
If you prefer to work out on your own, you might want to invest in some basic equipment like a mat, some free weights, rubber bands, kettlebells and/or a stability ball. They are easy to store and are usually not too expensive. If you can't purchase weights or other equiptment due to local restrictions or unavailability, get creative and fill up some shoe boxes and water jugs, or grab a bag of rice or flour for resistance.
3. Create a designated space
Having a go-to space in your house or apartment makes it easier to just get going. If your equipment is already set up you are more likely to start your workout.
Huge plus: if you have a trainer, ask them to design a few exercise routines that you can follow every week. Alternatively, try downloading some apps to help you with exercise selection and planning.
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