Staying active is crucial, especially as we're coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. Physical activities can help prevent chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and it may even boost your immune system. According to Rance Bryant, M.S., Director, Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center, exercise can also improve mood and mental health. Here are some of the exercises, you can add to your routine.
When you’re feeling restless at home, try going for a walk, jog, or bike ride to get your heart rate up but if you find yourself in a area in a crowded area or path, try to seek out a new, less-crowded route. Remember to keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other people and wear a face mask.
Do bodyweight exercises like push ups, squats, lunges, planks, chair dips, pull ups among others. These work outs doesn't require any weightlifting equipment or a gym. You can comfortably perform them in your house. Dancing is also a great way to get your heart rate up without feeling like you’re exercising.
Daily commitment to movement, stretching, and any physical activity that feels physically and mentally good can help people stay active and fit during this covid-19 pandemic.