It is important to stay active when you are confined at home, or going on a business trip, even while on a holiday. When busy, people do not care much about fitness, but it is necessary for overall health. You cannot always access the gym or any fitness facility especially today’s COVID-19 era. There won’t always be a gym buddy or instructor to guide you through the routine.
A person must sustain a home fitness routine because it is necessary, not just a want. Even if it is not as intense or as organized as with a fitness instructor, still this small effort already produces a great impact in the general wellness. It is the key for physical and mental wellness.
Exercise, regardless of the force exerted, can alleviate psychological stress and even help in managing diseases like hypertension and high blood glucose level. You must always mobilize your body even despite the disruption of your typical practice. It is also help in strengthening the immunity due to sleep and mood improvement. Of course, it must be paired with healthy eating habits.
To start, one must create an exercise routine plan. In the plan, determine if you have health problems, check your vacant time, and other important factors. Establish rational goals and choose activities you can revel in. Take small steps, then gradually increase the activity intensity. Pat yourself in the back for your victories.
Choose a workout time that you can surely comply and is appropriate for you. People prefer to do their fitness routine in the morning because it sets the moods for the whole day. Some people also prefer the afternoon especially during the period when energy deteriorates so that they can accomplish more for the rest of the day.
Make sure to have detailed goals, meaning, do away with general ones like “lose weight” or “to have a toned body.” Write a specific one like “jog for one kilometer every day” or “walk for 30 minutes every afternoon 5:00 PM” or something like that. There are fitness apps that you can download to track your progress.
It would be helpful to tell your buddies about this so that they can ask about your progress. You may also involve your friends and plan with them even remotely. It is great to have some people encourage you and you can support them as well.
There are other important considerations. First, wear the right workout outfit, from the upper to the shoes, something that is comfortable, yet safe.
Second, before starting any workout, consult the medical practitioner should you have health concerns. Take the advise of the doctor and do not overstrain yourself.
Third, even when at home or quarantined for example, try to breathe fresh air and workout outside. The vitamins from the sunshine and the oxygen from the air will revitalize your health.
Fourth, take advantage of the internet. Social media platforms and streaming sites like Youtube contains new fitness routines that you can try. The choices are limitless, the variations are innumerable. Find something you can easily perform according to your capacity.
Fifth, create a home fitness area with all the needed exercise equipment and gears.
Sixth, move a muscle by getting yourself busy in household chores. Do what you can to move around. Avoid being sedentary.
Always remember that exercises do not need to be heavy-duty. Just going for a walk for a few minutes, or doing low-impact exercises are already sufficient.
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