The recent pandemic has changed our lives drastically by shifting most of our behavior patterns. We can’t go outside, interact too closely with people, hell! We cannot even show our face to anyone without worrying about the consequences. The world came to a virtual halt, and the stagnation took a toll on every aspect of our lives. It puts mental stress on people who do not used to living the way we have been forcing.
Similarly, it certainly has minimized our physical activities as many people are afraid even to walk their pets in the park. Physical activities are essential for our health, without which we will develop that spare tire around our waist as Robin Sharma calls it in one of his famous novels. Not only is obesity terrible for people’s health, but it also has the potential to develop self-esteem issues that have a lasting impact on mental health.
We have somewhat adapted to the changing times by taking help from technology and other mediums. We now have online classes and work from home, mainly due to applications Teams. We order food home instead of dining out and even having virtual meetings with friends through increased social media use. Hence, it is pertinent that we also accommodate our physical activities that have somewhat diminished due to the pandemic. In this article, we will tell you some tips you can employ to keep up your exercise and stay fit while maintaining your social distancing.
You might not be able to go to a gym since they are closed, but you have plenty of options to try. It’s excellent to get a bike, run, jog, or even walk outside as long as you keep a reasonable distance from anyone else. Try taking routes that are usually not high on traffic; well, that doesn’t mean you should take blind alleyways, which are often trouble. You could also try exercises at home that wouldn’t require much equipment.
There are many online tutorials about how you can burn calories and cover every muscle of the body at home. If you still prefer machines, you can get any home workout machine, place it in some isolated, peaceful place at home and burn that extra fat. Whatever you can manage, you should never compromise on physical work out and do even little things.
Fitness usually starts with food, which is the fuel you provide to your body to function correctly. Imagine your body as a machine that runs on fuel, and much like any other machine, the quality of fuel determines how it will perform. If you keep eating junk and things harmful to your short-term or long-term health, you will surely get some fat. Fats, especially saturated fats, are bad for your health as they can even block the vital arteries that transfer the blood to your entire body. It can result in either strokes or heart conditions, which is something you would surely not want.
Eat healthily in this pandemic and give your body as many fruits, vegetables, vitamins, minerals, and good protein. It will not only keep you fit but also rid you of the unnecessary fat accumulated in your body.
Stress is one thing that can turn your health from bad to worse, as research says. Since people do not get enough socialization, they can easily get trapped in the quagmire of stress. Then they start stressing about getting stressed, and the vicious cycle only exacerbates the situation. Pressure also accompanied by other issues such as stress eating, in which people eat loads of junk food to distract themselves.
As we already discussed, eating bad food is not suitable for your health, so you must manage your stress levels to stay fit. Many people have proposed relieving stress through activities such as yoga, meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, music, and many more solutions. You can also talk to some professionals who can guide you much better about it.
Sleep is another essential aspect of your life as you need to start the day fresh every day. Sleeping gives your body the necessary rest and recharges it for the next day. Without enough rest, you cannot do anything too full capacity, let alone staying healthy. It would help if you kept a strict sleep schedule and not let anything trespass into the time you have set for it. Experts usually recommend 6-8 hours of sleep every day, and if you cannot complete it at night, then getting a nap in the middle of the day might work. Sleeping well will keep you healthy and fit even at home.
Since we are facing unprecedented times, keeping a check on our health is becoming a necessity. Illness can take down even the best athletes out there, let alone some of us struggling to do the bare minimum to stay fit. Cleanliness and hygiene is the essential requirement that will keep you away from many diseases that thrive in unhygienic places. With the pandemic, we have to be extra careful with washing our hands and keeping a distance from potentially harmful situations. Not only will you stay fit, but you will also inspire others to adopt good habits.
Without fitness, we cannot keep ourselves healthy for a long time, and that is detrimental to the quality of our life. However, staying fit becomes a bit difficult when there are not many options for physical activities. It is difficult, yes, but not entirely impossible, and you should do anything necessary to keep your body in shape. You can start exercising at home, maintaining a proper diet, and managing other factors that contribute to your health. Do not let a pandemic get in the way of your fitness.