Stuck at home and feel like you’ve lost motivation to work out because you can’t go out?
Fret not! Even if you don’t have a luxurious home gym or workout machines, you can still keep to your fitness goals and develop a strong mind and body.
The worse think we can do is laze around at home all day and binging on Netflix dramas (I know it sounds tempting). Exercise is really important during this crucial period because it strengthens your immune system against nasty viruses as well improves your overall mental health and productivity. It’s also a great way to relieve any stress and anxiety from the Corona virus that we may have gathered.
Stay motivated, keep your spirits up and let’s get moving with these 5 effective ways you can get in a satisfying workout at home!
1. Set a Morning Movement Routine!
We all know how important it is to tune in to the work tasks on hand…but do you tune in to your own wellness?
In this current situation where everyone is spending more time at home, it is the best time to start a Morning Movement Routine! This could be in the form of a moving meditation (also termed yoga) or taking a leisure walk in the gardens or around your house! Whatever helps you stay positive and keep your mind sharp.
Couple these with powerful health affirmations and you’ve got a solid killer routine to conquer the world (from the comforts of your home of course )
What is more important is that you set time aside to tune in to your own wellness – and make it an active one!
Some options you can consider:
Quick Moving Meditation (Less than 10 minutes)
For all those who are on a tight schedule and don’t have much time to exercise, this workout that’s less than 10 minutes long works great to keep your blood flowing so that you can improve your concentration and focus.
10 Minutes Moving Meditation
25 Minutes Moving Meditation
2. Use a Small Water Bottle
This might sound counter intuitive to what we are supposed to do to ensure staying hydrated BUT this is what it is – GET UP AND WALK TO THE KITCHEN (to take water, that is)! Increase the frequency of yourself having to step out of your work desk just by reducing the size of your water bottle or cup! This is important especially for people who are desk-bound for a large part of the day. Not only does this encourage better blood circulation in your body, but it also awakens the muscles and reduces the chances of getting muscles spasms/contractions! On top of that, you can also use the small water bottle to add in some conditioning exercise for your arms!
Check this out for a simple routine with a water bottle!
3. Do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) 3 times a week!
The benefits of HIIT workouts are aplenty in terms of fat burning abilities, space constraints and time limitations! No excuses for these workouts because just a quick 20 minutes can keep you burning fats for hours!
Low Impact, No Equipment, Cardio & Abs Workout
For A Higher Intensity Workout with Weights
4. Stretch in the Living Room or Bedroom!
Feeling sluggish? These are some super friendly couch/bed stretches you can do to keep active!
5. STEP IT UP!
Literally, steps it up! Take the stairs! Clock your steps! Some of us have stairs inside of our houses, which makes it really easy to incorporate stairs routine. For those who do not, you can always use a chair for substitute workouts, and I have you all covered!
And there you have it! 5 ways to keep yourself active and healthy while working from home.
The important think is to keep moving and focus on your physical health as well as mental well-being during this period!