It may be a challenge to stay fit during the coronavirus, especially if your gym is closed or you don’t have an appropriate place to exercise.
But do you know that you can stay fit even during the lockdown?
It’s the wrong opinion that you need to stay fit only because of your looks and toned body. Staying fit helps you maintain psychological and mental health and strength. Also, it is a good way to get rid of stress and prevent many other diseases and bad conditions. Read till the end to check some of the ways to stay fit and healthy during the coronavirus.
Make A Realistic Plan
When you need to start a new routine, the best way to stick to it is to make a plan. Write everything down and have a special notebook for tracking your activity. But, be realistic and don’t set too ambitious goals. Be aware of your body’s needs and how much energy you need. If you set your goals too high, you may be disappointed if you don’t reach them as you wish. Your plan must contain a food plan and exercising plan. Also, be aware of the amount of water you drink and avoid sugary beverages. You can use a big water container and mark it with motivating sentences to finish the task.
Don’t Eat Too Much
When you are at home, you may feel bored and eat more. Don’t be confused with boredom and eat because you don’t have anything to do. Also, when you spend time at home, you may be interested in cooking and trying new and unhealthy food. Try to always choose healthier options and don’t change the mealtime. Try to stick to the normal routine and keep your meals in the regular size. What is more, it is important to avoid eating in the evening, later than 7 p.m. When you eat, use plates and don’t eat directly from the bowls. If you use prepared and boxed food, read the recommended quantity and take it to the plate.
Be Aware Of Calories Intake
The easiest way to be aware of how much food you eat is to count calories. It doesn’t have to be accurate and in detail, but to give you a frame of how much you are eating. There are many apps that you can use on your mobile phone that already have tables of calorie intake and the food ingredients. Simply write down everything you eat and compare how much you should eat according to your height, age, and activity. It isn’t just important to have a number of calories but to eat healthy food. It isn’t the same if you ate 300 calories of sugar and carbohydrates and 300 calories of protein. Healthier food leads to a better mood and fuels you with positive and long term energy.
Adapt Home Training
It can seem like a problem if your gym is closed or you can’t go because of coronavirus. Yet, you can do training at home. Make a room for your working space and see if you can get gym equipment like weights or a home bike. Try the type of training that you can do according to free space and equipment. Don’t worry if you don’t have weight or mat. You can use a bottle full of water for weight and carpet as a mat. If you don’t know how to make good training, there are many online sites and advice where you can watch the training. Be sure that the intensity and duration are according to your physical state. Be sure to warm up before doing any exercise and to cool down after.
It is very important to go outside to boost the immune system. Sun, fresh air, and walking are great for your cardiovascular system and for a better feeling. Avoid parks and crowded places; rather find the lonely part in nature or by the water for an hour-long walk. Walking in the sun helps you absorb vitamin D which is very important for your health and bones. Also, it will prevent obesity and help digestion. Working out in the open air is ideal for losing more calories and to keep you interested in it.
Meditate And Stretch
As much it is important to work out, it is equally important to stretch and relax. There are many guided stretch workouts online, but you’d better be very careful if you are doing it without surveillance. Try to stretch regularly if you are sitting most of the time. Also, if you work on the computer, you should stand up every half an hour and do a relaxing workout. Meditation is just one way of relaxing, you can also try yoga or breathing exercises. Try them more to be sure which suits you the best.
Have A Good Night Sleep
Good sleep is also very important for being healthy and fit. Try to sleep at least 6 hours or as long as you feel rested. When you are tired, the body will need more energy and you may eat more which leads to unnecessary weight. Also, when you are rested, you can concentrate more and feel more positive. Even if you don’t have to leave the apartment in the morning, try to stick to your regular routine which will help you balance your life after everything goes back to normal. Be sure to lose enough energy during the day to have a firm sleep.
It is challenging to stay healthy and fit during the lock down and coronavirus, but you need a few simple steps to find a new routine. The first is to make a simple plan and find an app that will help you track it. You can try different types of training, ways of relaxing and stretching. With a balanced diet and enough water, you will have enough energy and feel good. If you don’t have ideas about what to cook, check this blog, and find more advice!