At Home Workouts to Try During COVID
Working out has been linked to lower stress levels and can help keep your immune system in great shape. However, with the spread of COVID-19 we’re all being directed to stay home to help lower the risk of spreading the virus.
Thankfully, there are many free and affordable tools available that help make staying in shape from home easier than ever, regardless of your favorite types of activity!
We are wishing our neighbors, friends, family and supportive customers the best and hope these tips to keep your body active will inspire you during these difficult times.
In times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to keep your body moving. Working out helps raise your serotonin levels which boosts your mood and sense of well-being. A 20 minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout is a perfect way to quickly exercise while receiving maximum health benefits. A typical HIIT exercise consists of periods of maximum effort with short recoveries.
Here are a few beginner exercises that you can try from the comfort of your living room: https://dailyburn.com/life/db/hiit-workouts-for-beginners/
Another great workout that you can easily do from home is yoga. Yoga helps improve your breathing, muscle strength and balances your metabolism. On top of that, all you need is a yoga mat. There are several youtubers such as Yoga With Adriene that offer free videos walking you through, or you can find simple flows on Google and Pinterest that you can access here and here.
If you are working from home, ab exercises are a great way to strengthen your core muscles around your spine and improve your posture. This can help reduce potential back pain from new working at home conditions or stress! Your core is commonly used in day-to-day activities and doesn’t even require equipment to engage. Planks, crunches and mountain climbers are all great examples of workouts you can do from home without taking too much time out of your day.
Although running is a universally known cardio workout, it’s not the only one that can help burn those calories and boost cardiovascular health! High-knees, jumping jacks and burpees are some of the best ways you can keep your heart strong and increase your lung capacity. This type of exercise has also been shown to provide relief from depression and anxiety.
We understand that it can be hard to stay inside, however taking a few minutes out of every day to exercise can be good for you both physically and mentally!
Here are some other resources to check out while you work out from home: