As we’re spending less time outside our homes, it’s more important than ever to prioritize physical health. Working out and staying active can boost your mood and reduce stress.
Ways to stay active while staying home:
Switch up your running/walking routines. Getting outside for exercise helps you connect with your mind, body and nature. During the COVID-19 situation, it’s important to take necessary safety precautions including social distancing, wearing a mask or face cover and washing your hands upon return.
Try a bodyweight workout. Do a low impact cardio, bodyweight strength or a high intensity interval training circuit.
Try a fitness challenge. Build core strength, Flexibility and Arm tone. You may be surprised how much stronger you can become in 30 days or less.
Active.com offers 30-day fitness challenge resources, including push-up challenges, ab challenges, lunge challenges and more.
Download a fitness app. There are thousands of apps (including free options) that offer full workouts.
Follow along with your favorite studio. Many gyms and studios offer existing members virtual classes. It’s a great way to break a sweat and re-connect with your fitness community.
Bonus: Add yoga to your routine to support your physical and mental health. This is an unprecedented and uncertain time. Yoga gives you a chance to take a deep breath, stretch and ground yourself.