Another week of quarantine down! Now that it’s been a couple full weeks of this, a lot of people are getting extremely stir crazy and itching to get back to their normal routines. Today’s post is going to be my best tips on staying fit and healthy during social distancing, and how you can keep active during a time when many gyms and fitness studios across the country are temporarily closed.
It’s going to be a little tougher now that our favorite fitness facilities are not an option to us, but it’s definitely 100% doable to stay fit and healthy during social distancing. Keep scrolling for my best tips on how to stay active in isolation!
1. Start Off Your Morning By Stretching
During times like these when we’re all super stressed and anxious, our muscles tend to have built up tension as a result. Taking 20 minutes first thing in the morning to do some stretches can be highly beneficial for both your body and mind!
The areas that usually have the most tension built up are the neck, shoulders and upper back. These are pretty common areas for most people, but feel it out and stretch the muscles that are feeling tense for you personally.
2. Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space
If you live in a house with a yard – lucky you! Get outside and take full advantage of that space if the weather where you live permits. You can do yoga, strength training, jump rope or do jumping jacks, and so much more with even just a small backyard.
If you live in an apartment like me, you’re going to have to get a little more creative! Most cities and states that I’m aware of ARE allowing people to get outside to go for walks (while still practicing proper social distancing measures). So go for a 15 minute run in your neighborhood and soak up some sunshine!
3. Do At Home Workouts
This one is pretty obvious, but a lot of people might not know where to find good workouts to do at home with little or no gym equipment.
Luckily, there are tons of places that offer online workouts to follow along with at home! You can find classes in any type of workout style and go at your own pace.
Some amazing resources for finding the best at home workouts:
This one is really easy to do because you can make it into whatever you want. If you have a second floor in your house, then you can take a 10 minute break from your work to walk up and down the staircase several times.
If you don’t, then you can still utilize your space and walk around your living room and dining area. You can literally just pace around in circles while listening to music or a podcast for a few minutes. Trust me, any way you can get yourself moving is going to help big time with improving your mood and energy levels.
5. Stick To A Regular Workout Schedule
If you had a regular workout schedule before the pandemic hit, great! Just stick to it, but from home. If you used to work out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 am before heading into an office, then hold yourself accountable and keep that up with home workouts.
If you didn’t have a regular workout schedule before, there is no better time than NOW to create one! Using the resources listed above, find 2 or 3 workouts that you love and create a schedule for working out that is realistic and that you can commit to sticking to.
If you can keep up your workout routine from home, it’ll be so easy for you to ease back into going to the gym or studio when this is all over with!
6. Drink Tons of Water
The more hydrated you are, the more energy you’re going to have to stay healthy, active and fit during social distancing. Keeping yourself properly hydrated is also great for your skin, hair, nails, and basically just your whole body!
Thank you for reading my top tips on how to stay fit and healthy during social distancing! What have you been doing to stay active? Let me know in the comment section below, and if you liked this post you can always share it on Pinterest! You can also follow me on Instagram for similar content 🙂 Stay healthy xx
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