At these times that governments around the globe are asking their citizens to stay at home, going to the gym to keep fit can be difficult if not utterly impossible. And without regular exercise, losing one’s form and physical fitness is inevitable. Exercise keeps our mental health and even prevent us from developing certain coronary diseases.
But then, it is not only when we get out of the house that we can exercise; fitness is still possible while keeping off from this pandemic at home. Suppose you are unsure of how this is possible, consider these three steps you can take to keep fit while staying at home.
1. Home Gym
Although purchasing all the equipment usually present in outdoor gym centres to your home may not be possible, you can set up a mini-gym at your backyard. There, you and other interested members of your family can do serious fitness training every day or as you deem necessary. Some pieces of equipment that are not too expensive for your home gym are battle ropes, heavy bag, Barbells, and several other training kits available on Amazon and other marketplaces.
However, try to check reviews about fitness brands to be sure you are not making the wrong choice. The right brand will get you the right equipment for your home gym. Similarly, since discipline to keep to routines is also necessary, you can get a coach or motivator from review sites.
2. Feed Well
What is fitness without the right diet? At best, you are only punishing yourself. Your body needs a sufficient quantity of water every day just as it requires a balanced diet, too. Experts have advised that no one should take less than six glass cups of water every day. And interestingly, it costs less to eat rightly than to feed on junks.
With an appropriate blend of protein, vitamins, and carbohydrates, you can build your body mass with less effort. Many of your daily dietary needs are present in fruits and vegetables. As such, you cannot be wrong by making them a substantial part of your diet. Also, depending on your lifestyle and doctor’s advice, you may need to get on food supplements and particular vitamins. The essential thing is that a medical expert must approve of it.
3. Get Regular Sleep
The irony of things at this time is that many people may not be getting sufficient and quality sleep, even though they aren’t going to work. The anxiety and uncertainties that COVID-19 brings with it are good recipes for sleeplessness. However, doctors and sleep experts have made it clear that one must get at least eight hours of quality sleep every day.
Based on research, one can only survive for eleven days without sleeping. But the hour of sleep is not as important as the quality. If sleep is intermittent and very late into the night, it may not be of the best quality. But if one sleeps early, exercise moderately, and eat well, the body is bound to be fit in all spheres.