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Tips for Staying Active in our "New Normal"

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

The pandemic has thrown a sucker punch to many of us that relied upon they gym to get our exercise in. But does that mean that we should put our GUAM (Get Up And Move) goals on hold?





Absolutely not! I would venture to say that staying active is even more imperative now than ever! Why? Because exercise is an excellent mood lifter. With all the drastic changes that have and are happening in our lives, it can take an emotional toll on us. Exercise provides a great outlet to release those "feel good" chemicals that can help to give us a positive perspective and help us stay optimistic. It also provides a outlet for stress relief and helps with relieving anxiety, studies have shown that it begins to help within 5 minutes of beginning exercise. It also helps with boosting our immune systems. Studies have shown that "in the short term, exercise can help the immune system find and deal with pathogens, and in the long term, regular exercise slows down changes that happen to the immune system with ageing, therefore reducing the risk of infection


Tips for Staying Active During Pandemic


Work out at Home


Set Up a Home Gym

It doesn't take a lot of equipment to set up a simple home gym. All you need are some basics like light, medium and heavy weights and/or kettle bells, resistance bands, a mat, and a stability ball (optional) and to can get a great workout in that will help you hit those major body parts you need. You can also utilize your steps (if you have them) inside your home to get in a great cardio/leg workout as well!


Log on to a You Tube Workout

There are TONS of videos that you can choose from on YouTube to go as hard or as light as you'd like.


Join some Facebook Groups

Since the pandemic started, trainers have taken it to the net! You can find lots of

trainers on social media like Facebook and Instagram that are doing free workouts

online. You can join me in my FB group, WERKout w/Rae


Find a Subscription Service

There are fitness companies that have developed online fitness companies that you can subscribe to for a low monthly price. My online wellness studio will be up and running soon! Keep checking back for more info!


Workout Outside


Go for a Walk, Run or Ride!

Find a park, trail, neighborhood and beach to walk, go for a run or bike ride through. If you're a person that needs variety, like me, switch it up everyday so that you don't become bored with your routine.


Workout in a Park

Grab your gear and go to a park, do your own workout outside, or gather some friends and go out (practicing social distancing of course!) The fresh air and sunshine will be good for your mental and physical health as well!


Join Fitness Trainers that have Outdoor Classes

Find or Hire trainer that is holding personal or group or trainer that holding outside classes and join in!

 

Staying active and committed to an exercise routine is absolutely imperative during the pandemic. Our bodies were made to move, and your health depends upon you continuing to do so. Please consider some of these options, or come up with your own. But whatever you do...be sure to GUAM (Get Up And Move)!!!



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