It's now April , which would normally be time for Easter and the start of the holiday season, which is also known as the time of year when healthy habits slide off track and waistbands get tighter, exercise routine out the windows-Easter now seems to distance memory with Covid-19 and quarantine taken centre stage, its now like another holiday, and the same principle applies.
The truth is, people do tend to abandon healthy habits during these times and Blame isolation and the conditions that keeps them inside of making them feel sluggish. Most thinks that because they are stuck inside and can’t the gym then away with healthy life style.
While many people who indulge a little too much during this current situation, after a few days can refocus and get some form of workout in, others never regain the fitness ground and will start to pile the pounds on. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you're committed to maintaining your health goals, there are some simple strategies that can help keep you moving in the right direction through the quarantine and covid-19.
Change your focus.
Quarantine can be a wonderful time to work in door or in the park-cultivating quality self-time learning more about your body. Instead of seeing it as a series of television programs where you can indulge in food and drink, focus instead on improving your muscular strength and endurance.
Partake (in moderation).
Focusing on maintaining your health goals doesn't have to mean going without any indulgences; it just means setting some limits, watch your television, eat with family you are human and properly the only family time you will get in long while with family, it’s all about moderation
Don't pause workouts.
Anyone can get complacent during these tough times, and often, the first thing to go is their workout and diet plan. This is what NOT to do. A regular workout schedule of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity will not only help relieve stress, it will lead to better weight regulation during a time isolation.
Try a new activity.
A fun, new workout can inspire you to get moving during these times . Options include both indoor and outdoor activities. Social media is now full of cool and fun fitness challenges, that can really get you, Plus personal trainers are now offering face time PT, which is a lot different from your standard online training, even major gyms such Pure Gym, Buzz Gym, The Gym Groups and others have come with great ideas that can keep you moving right in the comfort of your home.
Enlist your friends and family.
Take the opportunity to connect socially and boost your fitness by trying a new online class with a friend or family member. Exercise is always more fun if it doubles as a social activity even online.
Track your habits.
Food logs, activity trackers, fitness watches, or even a simple calendar are good ways to keep tabs on how often you are exercising. Tracking your daily progress can make you more conscious of your health habits and alert you when you're starting to slide.
Skip the shame.
If you go off track during this Covid-19 madness, don't give up.
If you do have a day that doesn't go as planned and you revel and have excessive fun, use it as an opportunity to learn and grow, set a new goal, and move forward.
Waving the white flag in defeat will just make it harder for you to get back on track when all this craziness over and normal life resumed.
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