The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily habits for people of all ages. Social distancing and mask requirements make it hard to enjoy some of the activities you loved pre-pandemic. Just because you are spending more time at home doesn’t mean that you should let your physical health goals slip to the backburner.
Here are a few ideas to help you stay physically active at home:
- Sports: Certain sports can be enjoyed without heading to a local recreation center. If you like the idea of doing sports at home, find ways to enjoy these fun games. A basketball hoop in the driveway makes a great court to shoot some hoops with your family. Or, plan an evening for a flag football game in the backyard.
- Online Classes: Some people find it a challenge to exercise because they don’t know what to do without following a program. Online exercise classes make exercising at home easy because you can follow the instructions from a pro trainer. Look for free videos on YouTube, or invest in a program with digital exercise videos.
- Yoga: Don’t underestimate the strength-training benefits that can come from a good yoga class. You don’t need much floor space to lay down a yoga mat. This exercise builds strength, endurance, and flexibility.
- Pilates: Another option is to use a few at-home tools for a great Pilates workout. Most of these exercises require minimal space. You can get a full-body workout that can help with specific health concerns, such as back pain or strength building.
Remember: exercising doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated. Just focus on moving your body, using your muscles, and getting your heart rate up. You don’t need specific equipment – get creative and exercise with household items, such as canned food instead of hand weights.
As you are implementing an at-home exercise program, keep in mind that physical fitness isn’t your only goal. It’s also important to prioritize healthy eating and mental wellness for the best results. Whether you are at home or on the go, our team at Nature’s Garden offers delicious snacks to keep you on track with your food plan. Try out our delicious walnuts or snack packs for a healthy treat to support your exercise routine.