Staying fit and healthy during lockdown can be quite the challenge, especially if you are looking to get started and have little to no idea where to start. And to be honest, you are not at fault, the gym doesn’t work, you can’t really go outside properly and shop for the equipment you need, which are all little roadblocks that can affect your motivation for staying fit and healthy.
So, in today’s article, we will give you a few ideas that you can use to stay fit and healthy during lockdown.
While working out in the open or gym may not be an option right now, you can still workout from the comfort of your home. By doing your household chores like sweeping and mopping, you can incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Or, if you’re someone who prefers sets of exercises, you can incorporate some cardio, weight training, yoga, or other forms of exercise into your daily routine. Ensure that you mix it up every once in a while so that you don’t get bored.
Besides, you can also hire a personal trainer online to help you out with keeping fit and healthy during lockdown.
#2 Eat healthily
With the lockdown making chefs out of us all, or even worse, takeaways being just a few clicks away on the internet, comfort foods are aplenty. But maintaining a healthy diet can help minimize the chances of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and help combat anxiety and depression as well. Keep those processed and sugary foods an arm’s length away and stick to more wholesome foods like fruits, vegetables, meats, and whole grains.
#3 Sleep well
Good sleep can do wonders for our body, and the lack of sleep can wreak havoc with our systems. Ensure that you get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night to help your body repair your cells, clear toxins, improve memory, and process information better. And the worst part is that sleep deprivation could affect both your physical and mental health. So, make sure to get plenty of sleep at night.
#4 Hydrate adequately
As humans, we tend to interpret thirst cues as those of hunger and fill ourselves with food. But it is necessary to consume at least 2 to 3 liters of water every single day. So, ensuring that you’re well-hydrated will also keep hunger pangs and unnecessary snacking at bay.
#5 Stay in touch
While you may not be able to meet your friends and family as frequently as you’d like, you can still stay in touch with them virtually. Call them every once in a while, schedule events, maybe even watch a movie together. By staying in touch with people and maintaining that sense of community, you can keep loneliness and anxiety at bay.
If you follow the above tips and include them in your daily routine, you’ll not only stay fit but also become an even stronger version of yourself after lockdown is over.