Working from Home and working out from home. Something that has become an important part of our lives since Coronavirus took over.
How do we do this right? How do we maintain our gains & improve them without damaging our body. How do we stay active without being able to use outdoor spaces?
Answers to all your questions right below! Lets think about a day plan.
Maintain your sleep cycle!
This is once in a lifetime event where you can sleep as much as you want. But, at the end of the day, getting up on time with sunrise sets our body and sleep cycle. It puts all physiologic process in motion, helps energize us. So try and sleep on time and get up in time with the sunrise.
Start your day with awareness!
It could be you just sitting still, meditating, doing some yoga poses or taking care of your garden. Anything that has the power to calm you and make you aware of your body and the surroundings. This will not only help you be more connected but will guide you to become better at managing emotions.
Get those endorphins going!
Workout, Dance, do Household work. This will give your heart the much needed stimulus to push the blood around your system effectively. It will not only strengthen the heart muscle but also provide the fluidity needed for movement. 45 minutes to 1 hour is good for people who are used to exercising. 20-30 minutes is sufficient for beginners.
Get to Work! ” but in good posture”
Most of us don’t realize the form of continuous postural stress we put our bodies in. Sitting in one position or standing for hours and doing repetitive work is a sure shot way to damage our bodies. Hence, first try and be in a better posture 70 percent of the times. You can keep cues in your surrounding. One very effective cue is to straighten up everytime you touch your phone. This one works wonders.
Move often, Move enough.
Movement is medicine. If you want to keep your body in good health and function. Move as much as you can, whenever you can, wherever you can. It helps to lubricate the joints, supply nutrition to all your body parts and ensure your well being.
Less is more
when it comes to exercise. Don’t get me wrong. Let me explain.
So many of us active souls, find ways and means to keep up our strength & ensurance gains. We put extra efforts since we are not training to the full potential outdoors or at the gym. Here, LESS IS MORE. Research has found low intensity aerobic exercise combined with moderate intensity resistance training to help maintain or enhance performace depending on the choice of exercises. Who would have thought. Increase your focus on decreasing volume (time required for exercise) but perfecting the movements.
Engage in fun activties at the end of the day!
Dancing, singing, playing games, or even a family workout session works. Doing something different and exciting won’t only refresh your body and mind but will give you somethinig to look forward to & it will keep you moving.
Here are a couple of ways to keep yourself fit and entertained at home. This fitness guide is for the general public. Seasoned athletes require more volume and frequency of work to maintain gains. Stay Fit, Stay Safe and most importantly Stay home.