6 Ways to Stay Fit Indoors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 17th, 2020
Never in our wildest dreams had we imagined that we would have to stay locked inside our houses for days. Like some twisted nightmare, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has made staying at home the new normal for us. Our home has turned into our work station with most workplaces opting for remote working.
However, this prolonged stay-at-home scenario has not been too kind on our bodies. Sitting for hours in front of our laptops, binge-watching, and gorging on instant fast food has led to unhealthy living standards. Since our outdoor activities are restricted to only essential needs, it is imperative to come up with tricks to stay fit indoors. If you are looking to cut down on that pesky belly flab or relieve those aching back muscles, here are 6 things for you to try out:
Indoor exercise has more options than you think
People usually tend to play an escape card when it comes to at-home fitness techniques. However, regular exercise is the key to a fit body and mind. You must devote at least 30 minutes of your day to exercising. Opt for light cardiovascular routines or relaxing yoga, whichever makes you comfortable. Regular aerobic exercise can help revive the strength of your body. Always use your bodyweight in your routines for better fitness.
Take a little break for yourself
Just because you are confined at home does not mean you cannot make time for yourself. Take the much-needed day off in the week to unwind and relax. Even while working, ensure periodic breaks of 2-5 minutes after every half an hour of work. This will soothe your back muscles as well as cause less fatigue to your eyes.
Drink a lot of water and then, drink some more!
There is no alternative to staying hydrated for optimum fitness. Consuming around 3 litres of water a day can boost your fitness and aid your digestive system. Pay attention to the number of aerated drinks or the amount of caffeine you are consuming. The lower it is, the better. Carry a small bottle of water to quench your thirst as frequently as possible.
Say ‘yes’ to healthy, homemade food
Looking to lose weight or lower your cholesterol levels this pandemic? Stick to a nutritious diet. Say ‘no’ to greasy order-ins. Instead, cook your meal. Incorporate lots of leafy greens and enjoy a healthy cooking. Go easy on the sugar and salt in your food.
Regulate your sleep cycle
A well-rested body is always fitter. Due to reduced work-life balance in the wake of the pandemic, many of us have lost sight of a healthy sleep cycle. It is time to get that back on track again! Switch off your phone and all electrical gadgets at least an hour before you go to bed. Set a strict sleep schedule for yourself. Sleep early and wake up early for an active, fit day.
Come up with innovative ways to stay in motion
Last but not least, come up with enjoyable ways to stay fit. This ensures that you stay fit and active while engaging yourself in fun, off-beat activities. You can consider the following fun-filled activities:
- Take your pets out for a walk in your building complex
- Take a quick swim every day
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator
- Use dance routines to burn those extra calories
Thus, staying fit indoors is not as much of a challenge as it seems. If you choose to stay at the charming residences of the Adarsh Group, you are guaranteed to have a happy soul and healthy body in the lap of nature.