The Coronavirus outbreak has turned the world upside down. The constant inflow of concerning political news and the inability to see your loved ones can take a toll on anyone.
Whether you want to make the most of this time by getting back into shape or just want to improve your energy levels, here are some easy ways you can stay fit indoors.
- Eat Healthy & On Time
Almost everyone seems to take up sourdough bread and banana bread baking while self-quarantining. While it’s a fun activity to do, it’s not the healthiest. In these unprecedented times, indulgent food may bring you comfort, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Instead of depriving yourself of treats, try to follow the 80/20 rule of eating. Eat nutritious food 80% of the time, and for the 20%, eat whatever you want.
- Limit Alcohol Consumption
When there is nothing much to do, many of us resort to drinking as a way to pass the time. Make an effort to limit your alcohol consumption by trying out non-alcoholic alternatives.
- Drink More Water
Drink plenty of water every day. You should drink at least half a gallon of water every day. You can even download an app that will remind you to stay hydrated.
- Deal with Neck or Back Pain
Using your lounge chair as a work chair probably isn’t the best idea. You need an ergonomic office set up to prevent neck, back, and shoulder pain. If you’re struggling with such aches and pains, it would be best to promptly seek back pain treatment before it gets worse.
- Stretch Every Morning
We tend to hold tension in our shoulders, jaw, neck, and other parts of our body. By stretching every morning, you can relieve this tension and relax your muscles. Stretching is also a great way to increase blood flow and feel revitalized for your day ahead.
- Exercise Regularly
Considering the current events, it’s normal to feel particularly demotivated to work out. To encourage yourself to exercise, start with 15-20 minutes a day, and steadily build your stamina for longer workout routines.
- Find a Workout Partner
Are you unable to motivate yourself to exercise? Staying all day indoors with minimum human interaction can feel quite isolating. You can safely enjoy socializing and exercising by working out with your friends over video call!
- Join Live Classes
Just like you, many others are stuck indoors without access to gyms or fitness classes. But the silver lining is live sessions from fitness gurus. Add variety to your routine by signing up for a live fitness class.
- Go for a Hike
If you’re craving human interaction that’s not on a screen, then going on a hike is a safe way to move your body and catch up with a friend. Remember to wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from each other.
- Take Frequent Breaks
Whether you’re working or watching Netflix, set reminders on your phone to remind yourself to take breaks. Get up, stretch, walk around the house, drink water-take breaks!
- Get More Sleep
When every day starts to feel the same as if you’re in Groundhog Day, it’s easy to mess up your sleeping schedule. Rather than spending your nights mindlessly scrolling through TikTok and waking up at noon, make it a habit to go to bed on time and start your day early. Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep every night.
When gyms are shut down or probably not the safest place to be at, finding an indoor workout regime will be your savior. Hopefully, these tips will motivate you to take charge of your health!