The outbreak of Coronavirus is a huge global health crisis. It does not just affect several places but almost all countries around the world. Schools and other establishments are all closed, including gyms and fitness centers. People are advised to stay inside their houses to ensure the safety of everyone. But there are many alternative exercises you can do at home.
Prolonged staying at home may also cause health problems if you lack physical activity. Low levels of physical activity have negative effects on health. Even if we are on home quarantine, it is still important for us to be physically active. It is an effective way of boosting our immune system.
Alternative Exercise You Can Do At Home
How can we maintain our fitness even in quarantine? What alternative workouts or exercise can we do to keep ourselves healthy even inside our home? Here is a simple list that may help you:
• Short physical activity
Every morning, take a short physical activity. Short exercise added up every day will meet the weekly recommendations. How can you do that if you don’t have equipment at home? Don’t worry because there are alternative workouts you can do at home, even without equipment. Playing with children and dancing is considered a physical activity. Domestic chores like cleaning and gardening are also effective ways of staying active at home.
• Online workout class
Even at home, you can follow the exercises of professional trainers. An online workout class is easy to find. Not only that, because it is free, so you don’t have to worry. Grab this opportunity and follow an online exercise class that will help you to stay fit and healthy.
• Take time to walk
You can still perform a workout at home by walking. Even inside your room, walking around or walking on the spot can help you remain active. Instead of sitting down, do some activities while walking.
• Stand up
Standing up is another way you can do to keep yourself active even when you're at home. Instead of wasting your time sitting all day long, why don’t you give yourself time to stand? Continue working while working. You can stand up while reading a book, playing board games and puzzles.
• Meditation and Relaxation
Other than physical activities, relaxation is also another way to help you remain fit and healthy. It helps not only for our physical health but for mental health as well. Meditation and deep breathing is effective way to remain calm.
Exercises You Can Do At Home
Here are some examples of home-based exercises you can do while stuck in quarantine:
- Knee to elbow
- Back extensions
- Side knee lifts
- Chair dips
- Chest opener
- Child’s pose
- Seated meditation
- Legs up the wall
These are some of the activities or exercises you can do at home while on self-quarantine. We must understand that during these times, it is best to remain fit and healthy. Not only the physical health that we must take care of but our mental health as well. Boost your immune system so that you are ready to fight the global health crisis we are facing right now.
“Exercise not only changes your body, but it also changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood.”