Staying Active During the Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, common sense prevails. We’re advised to wash our hands, practice social distancing, and keep our immune systems strong with plenty of rest, nutritious foods, and exercise. If you’re used to a personal trainer getting you moving, it can be challenging to take control of your own fitness. Fortunately, any activity is better than no activity and these tips will help you get off the couch.

Go Outside

Here in northern Nevada, spring is on its way. Take advantage of sunny windows and get outside – the fresh air and vitamin D will do you good. Hiking, biking, or even a brisk walk will get your blood pumping. Just remember to keep at least six feet away from others, and wash your hands thoroughly when you get home.

Set Mini Goals

With more time of our hands, try setting mini fitness goals. Work up to a certain number of push ups or try to hold a plank for one minute or longer. Try to complete 15 or more perfect burpees in 90 seconds. Set your own mini goals based on your current fitness level and where you hope to go. Last week, we posted a stir-crazy workout routine that you can complete three times a week. Try tracking your progress to see how you improve.

Try a Video Workout

There are free online workouts for all fitness abilities these days. Hop online and try a class. Mix it up with a yoga session, something Pilates-inspired, a HIIT class, or something based on bodyweight alone. Remember to use proper technique and not to overdo it.

Be Consistent

Days are running together for many of us, so keep track! Mark your calendars with your daily fitness to-do’s, check them off when you’ve completed them, and enjoy the sense of satisfaction that comes from following through.

Do What You Can

This is a stressful experience for the world as a whole. There are many benefits to fitness, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Do what you can, take it one day at a time, and stay positive. We’ll work through this, and we can’t wait to see you again soon.

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