April 8, 2020
by Dr. Workout
The state of lockdown stops people from working out and exercising in their normal routine. People are spending most of the time at home and their outdoor activities have stopped completely.
In this case, they not only affect their physical health but mental health as well. Breaking the rules of lockdown is not a solution for this problem, but there is a plethora of other ways to limit the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on your health and well-being.
Therefore, let us have a look at the ways you can keep yourself fit during the time of self-quarantine:
First of all, you don’t necessarily need any heavy equipment in order to keep up with your workout. Keep everything easy and make use of whatever is available at your home. For instance, you can use tapestries as mats to practice meditation and yoga.
Talking about weights, anything heavy and holdable can be lifted such as canned food or iron rods. You can also utilize your body weight to practice exercises such as push-ups and squats. These are easy to practice and highly effective for a great intensity workout.
In conclusion, don’t focus on the limitation of professional equipment. Your main goal is to stay fit and not break your workout schedule during the time of crisis. Therefore, keep calm and use whatever is available to you.
Dancing involves a lot of your body muscles and tones your overall body shape. It is a great form of warm-up for your body. Dancing is also an ideal way to cope up with your mental health as well.
Furthermore, during the time of quarantine, you can dance the way like monkeys and forget all your stress. Also, you can intensify your dance workout as low or as high as you want to. Therefore, just play your favourite music and start moving your body.
You can be a part of the “fit-in-home club” too by contributing to household duties. For instance, you can mop the floor, clean the bathtub, or take out the wild weed from your garden.
Not only will your house get cleaner, but your whole body will be involved in physical activity. If you find it hard to mop or wipe the floor, you can just wash your clothes instead.
Pets are hyperactive no matter what, especially when you have a dog. A little play session with your four-legged companion can involve a lot of physical activity. Moreover, you don’t even have to leave your home to do this.
Just grab a stick, head to your backyard and start playing with your pet. Even your mental health will greatly benefit by playing with your pets. As a result, you will receive a daily dose of workout and fun with the help of this activity.
Lucky are those who have toddlers in their houses. These little mischievous beings have a slew of ideas wandering in their minds. You just need to be a part of their play and get prepared to sweat.
Therefore, spend a lot of time with your kids and play with them all day long. This has countless benefits such as improvement in physical as well as mental health and a better relationship and understanding with your kids.
Keep one thing in your mind, stairs are your best friend, especially when you are in great need of a cardio workout. Putting it straightforward, you just need to climb up and down repeatedly to tone your lower body muscles and stay fit.
Moreover, modifying the intensity of your home cardio workout is a cakewalk. Just increase the speed of you climbing and getting down from the stairs and the number of repetitions you do. With this, you can keep yourself fit during the time of such a crisis.
Self-quarantine is extremely challenging and your physical and mental health is no exception. Therefore, with the help of the tips mentioned above, you can ensure that you stay fit during the time of quarantine.
About the Author
Sreeraj is an avid runner, founder of Dr. Workout, obsessed with bodybuilding, strength training and at-home healthy meal prep. Guided by the belief that fitness is a choice.