Lockdown has been in place for over 6 months now and more than one or two of us have let our regular exercise routine slip because all the gyms are closed. That said, there’s more than one way to skin a cat* and we’re here to tell you that there is plenty that you can do at home to increase your physical activity during the crisis.
*no animals were hurt writing this blog
In this blog, we look at ways in which you can get your daily dose of endorphin-boosting, health-supporting exercise. Reading this blog won’t turn you into Usain Bolt overnight, but it will give you the tools you need to improve your fitness – even though your local gym might still have the CLOSED sign over the door.
Method #1 – Try Some Exercise Videos
They’ve been around for years in various forms, but the popularity of exercise videos has exploded during the pandemic. Whilst the term once referred to an actual video cassette tape, it now includes the whole gamut of exercise classes that exist on the web. In fact, keeping fit as part of a virtual fitness class from the comfort of your own home has also been endorsed by the NHS, with a range of online fitness classes being made available for free.
Method #2 – Going for a Daily Walk
One of the best forms of gentle exercise you can take is a daily walk. It’s completely free to take part in, you can do it at any time of the day and it’s great for your overall health. We’ve gotten to the point where we’re allowed outside as much as we like again, so there’s an unlimited amount of great, free exercise out there that can help boost your body and your mind.
Method #3 – Try Out Yoga
Another type of exercise that’s great for both body and mind is yoga, which is surprisingly effective at toning the body, focusing the brain and improving your cardio performance. If you’re new to yoga, there are varying levels that can be attained over time, so you don’t need to worry that you’ve not done it before. Just start at the level that’s designed for you and go from there!
Stay Fit, Stay Focused & Stay Healthy
It can be really easy to blame the lockdown for getting unfit, but it’s basically down to your own motivation and willingness to make the most of what you have. Sure, a lot of the usual facilities are closed right now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t stay fit, as these three examples have shown you. Whether your current barrier is time, money or motivation, you can make it work for you.
At Be Money Savvy, we are dedicated to helping people live more prudent financial lives and part of that mission is keeping yourself fit and healthy to be able to cope with what life throws at you. We hope that you have found this blog helpful in your efforts and that it makes you realise how many options there are available to you to keep fit – even at a time like this.
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