4 Solutions to Help Stay Fit Even Though You Can’t Make It to the GymMay 20, 2021
How to get fit without working out?
If you’re someone who likes to keep fit, chances are the coronavirus pandemic has turned your fitness regimen upside down. Lock-downs have made it impossible to go to the gym as usual. But even when things open up again, it’s hard to trust that you’ll feel comfortable using equipment that countless other people have come in contact with. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that “adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week.” With or without access to a gym, it’s still important to do what you can to stay active.
Here are a few tips on how to keep working out regardless of the pandemic’s disruptions:
1) Invest in Your Own Equipment
Truth be told, public spaces aren’t going to be as accessible as they once were until researchers figure out how to treat the virus. Instead of waiting for a cure, make a reasonable budget for equipment you can store and use in your home. The more space you have wherever you live, the more choices you can exercise on what kind of equipment to buy.
2) Take it Outside
If working out indoors has you feeling claustrophobic, do a little scouting to see whether there’s space outdoors you can use for fitness. Clear out your backyard, or use the garage as an alternative. Mix things up so that you don’t have to work out in the same room over and over. Find an area where you can exercise with plenty of open-air and sunshine.
3) Multitask as You Work Out
Sometimes the exercises we do isolate specific parts of the body to tone them. Instead of being so surgical with your routines, make a transition to workouts that accomplish multiple outcomes simultaneously. For example, do activities that simultaneously burn calories while engaging in strength training.
4) Do Yoga While You Wait
If you’re used to doing fast-paced exercises or weight-lifting, don’t stop working out completely just because of limited access to gym equipment. Keep your body active with low-impact training such as yoga. Yoga or yoga-based workouts are great for stretching and core strength. They increase flexibility and also encourage meditation while working out.
The best thing you can do to stay consistent with your fitness is to think outside the box. Instead of committing yourself to the same routine you had before the pandemic, improvise a little bit to prevent stagnating. Ultimately what matters is how much you can stay in motion despite the circumstances. Keep an open mind, and work with what you’ve got. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops, and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or the overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success. For business development coaching by Richard Martinez, call 626-202-2291 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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