You can still keep yourself fit even in the coronavirus lockdown. Now that all the gyms and leisure centers are closed and you are at home, you may find your fitness regime slowing right down. But it is possible to stay fit and healthy while at home.
However, that should not be the case. You should not give up on your fitness goals and the progress you have made.
But how do you do it?
Join Online Personal Training
Yes, you can now do fitness training online. And no. It’s not YouTube. You can get one-on-one fitness training from an online personal training company.
All you need is Skype and you can get your fitness goals rolling. As you’re staying at home and if you don’t find the usual YouTube videos useful, then opt for online personal training.
Buy Gym Equipment
If you have been going to the gym or leisure centre, you may not have any gym equipment at home. Since these places are now closed, it is time to get your own equipment.
You don’t have to equip your home exactly like a gym, you can start small with several essential pieces of equipment and build up with time.
Dumbbells, push up bars, fit balls and exercise bands are an inexpensive way to start. These can help you to burn calories and build muscle.
You could also improvise. Use that bench in your home, make your canned food act as dumbbells or DIY weights. Do exercises that don’t require any equipment, such as squats, sit ups and push-ups.
Have A Schedule
One way to prevent procrastination of your fitness is to have a schedule. You should allocate a specific time when you will be doing your fitness exercises. Remember to stick to the schedule. This way, you won’t forgo your training sessions.
Staying at home has a way of making someone more relaxed and there are many distractions. Don’t make this get in the way of your fitness goals.
Schedule a time, stick to it and focus. Don’t allow any distractions during this time. For instance, it can be at 7 am, 1 pm, or whatever time that is suitable for you now that you are at home.
Experts recommend exercising early in the morning. Luckily, with online personal training, you can set a particular time in which you can be in contact with your trainer.
Set Fitness Goals
Fitness goals can help to keep you on track. When you set goals, you are motivated to achieve them. You are not exercising aimlessly.
For example, you can goal to lose 10 pounds. Make sure you set achievable goals. If you are overweight, you can’t build muscles in a month.
Reward yourself when you achieve a goal. It will help you to carry on.
No matter how hard you exercise, if you don’t eat the right foods, it is all a waste of time.
Make sure you eat a balanced diet and check the calories. Eat the required meals and do not skip meals.
It is recommended that you take a heavy breakfast, a smaller quantity of lunch, and a light dinner. Just remember to watch those calories. Remember to also drink plenty of water – an adult should drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day.
Now that you are at home, it may be difficult to control your eating especially in the current stressful situation of coronavirus. However, if you want to remain fit and healthy, you need to exercise restraint.