Over the last few months, with gyms and fitness centers closed, people have had to get creative when it comes to staying in shape while staying at home. Now you may be thinking, why is anyone worried about working out in the middle of a worldwide pandemic? Well, not only does exercising take up your time, distracting you from what’s going on around you, but it can also help relieve stress and bring you peace of mind. Now, many gyms are opening their doors, but there are still states whose gyms have yet to reopen.
We have compiled a list of ways you can continue to workout at home at a social distance from others while waiting for your gym or fitness center to reopen.
Using Your Surroundings
If you want to keep it to a minimum, the simplest way is to walk around your house or through your yard. With the proper facial protection, you could even go for a hike on a local trail. When you’re used to going to the gym and using a stair-stepper, you’re in luck! Your home has stairs, so you can use them to your advantage.
Do you miss swimming? Don’t worry! If you own a pool, there are plenty of aquatic exercises that are sure to keep you cool and active. Aquatic workouts are beneficial as they are low impact, meaning there is less weight and stress put on your joints; they also work your entire body.
Making Use of Media – Fitness DVDs and Online Programs
With hundreds, if not thousands, of workout DVDs and online programs, you can craft your own personal workout routine right from your living room, or anywhere else in your home. Many exercises just utilize your body’s weight against itself, but if you’d like to jazz up your workout session, you can use additional items such as:
- Exercise/yoga ball
- Resistance bands
- Yoga mat
- Dumbbell set
- Wrist/ankle weights
- Jump rope
- Medicine ball
These accessories can turn your designed workout space into your own world-class gym. Most of them can be purchased online, from retailers such as Target, Walmart, and of course, the delivery deity, Amazon.
Non-traditional Ways to Stay Active – Enhance Your Level of Fitness
While the last few tips were geared directly towards achieving your daily exercise quota, there are a few ways that you are staying active that you may not even realize. During the stay-at-home mandates, many people took to home repair projects or backyard projects. Repainting your kitchen? Building up your arm muscles. Planting that garden you’ve always dreamed of? A true workout. Rearranging your bedroom furniture? You’re basically lifting weights! By doing little projects around your home and not lounging on the couch with a bag of chips, you’re already staying pretty active.
Gladiator Therapeutics For the Win
The far infrared therapy within the Gladiator Device can help heal your sore muscles by boosting circulation and minimizing inflammation that causes pain following any type of physical activity, specifically DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness.
So, whether you’re starting a new workout routine from home or building that gazebo you’ve been planning for years, Gladiator Therapeutics can help relieve the pain you’re left with at the end of the day.
NOTE: Content included here is not medical advice, and only is intended as information for adults. Always consult with your health care professional before making changes to diet, exercise, medication, or before use of any product or device.