Physical fitness is very essential to keep a strong immune system. We all know that it increases blood flow and keeps your heart pumping. To all of us and especially gym-goers, this lockdown might seem rather uncanny as we are confined to our homes with a sedentary lifestyle. Gaining a lot of weight and damaging your fitness goals is the last thing you want to do, especially with all of the stress around.
You will be surprised to know that you can keep your shape, even by working out at home. Here are 5 workout tips to keep you and your fitness goals up and running:
Did you finish scanning every corner of your house already? Good! Now get up and do it again. Try briskly walking across your home to keep your heart pumping to burn as many calories as possible. If you’re on the phone, stand up and walk instead of sitting down.
Who said you can’t go to a disco during a lockdown? Dim the lights and pump up the volume on your TV to create a make-shift disco stage. Then, all you need to do is move your hands and legs. You could watch hundreds of YouTube videos to learn different types of dancing styles. You’d be surprised to know that just 30 minutes of dancing can burn up to 400 calories. Just make sure you don’t disturb your neighbors with the volume.
Resistance exercises such as push-ups, squats, pull-ups, lunges or single-leg step-ups are common exercises that one can easily perform at home. One hardly needs a little space and a staircase. Although sometimes, it can get quite boring to do the same thing every day. Instead, aim for new heights. Try to increase your performance with the day. Suppose you do ten push-ups each in three sets, try doing eleven the next day. Twelve the next day and henceforth. You can do this for all the other resistance exercises.
“Abs are made in the kitchen.” If not, for now, we do not know when this statement can be truer. Now is the most ideal time to cook your favorite homemade food to flush-out all the toxins from your body. 85% of your fitness depends on what you eat. Since you cannot go out to eat in your favorite restaurant, use this time to cook your own healthy food instead.
Yoga has been known in India for centuries for its amazing health benefits. Although many people believe that Yoga is mainly for mindfulness and meditation, it is not true. There are many different ‘asanas’ or exercises in Yoga that help you fight ailments ranging from blood pressure, diabetes, stress, respiration, muscle strength, cardio, circulatory strength, and even weight loss. A lockdown might be the most ideal time to try your luck at this hidden gem. You can YouTube hundreds of tutorials to choose ‘asanas’ of your need.
During this time of uncertainty, our health and well-being seem to be the only things that we can take control of. Use this opportunity to the best and whatever your situation, try to keep active, eat healthy and stay hydrated.Stay strong, stay safe, stay vigilant and most importantly, stay home!