The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in various ways for just about everyone, and it seems like the virus will be here to stay for just a little while longer. But no matter what the situation is, staying fit and healthy is still a necessity, especially if you are doing your part and staying at home. Since going outside is not an option at the moment, let alone taking a trip to paradise, you should try to find an opportunity to stay physically active. If you need ideas on how to establish a fitness activity, check out these seven simple ways to stay active while you are indoors.
Spend less time sitting.
Sitting for longer periods of time is not good for your health. In fact, studies have proven that sitting down for hours increases your rate for cardiovascular and circulatory problems, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and increased blood sugar levels, all of which combine into a metabolic syndrome. Prolonged sitting also causes back and spinal injuries, compromised posture, and low energy expenditure. That is why if you want to stay active, make it a point to limit the time you spend sitting down. Try to stand up or walk around more. If you are working from home, it might be a good idea to have an adjustable standing desk instead.
Watch workout videos online.
The internet contains a huge library of workout videos, guides, and instructions that you can make use of for free. Whether you are looking for quick 15-minute workout sessions, a relaxing yoga practice guide, or tips on how to build your own home gym, you can search for all of this information online.
Choose exercises that are easy to do at home.
Not all exercises are applicable for your home setup. The good thing is there are various exercise routines that won’t eat up a lot of space. Yoga, for one, can be done even in a small bedroom. You can also do some basic exercises such as push-ups, crunches, planks, or lunges. If you have some heavy items at home, you can also lift some weights using those heavy items.
Put on workout clothes.
To help you adopt a fitness mindset, dressing the part will do a lot of wonders. Dressing up for an active day can help prep your mind for a workout session and help you feel more prepared and more comfortable moving around. Putting on workout clothes, instead of your comfy pajamas and robes can help change your outlook for the rest of the day.
Follow a daily schedule.
No matter what the situation is at home, maintaining a daily routine helps set your mind for productivity in various ways. Setting up a daily schedule and including your workout session in your routines can help you be more prepared for an active day ahead. It’s also a good idea to start your day with a fitness activity, whether it’s stretching, yoga and meditation, some push-ups or lunges, or any easy and simple workout that can help get your heart pumping.
Do something that you enjoy.
Do you enjoy dancing? Gardening? Or maybe even cleaning your house? Well, these are some simple activities that you can do daily, which, at the same time, can help you stay active. No matter what you want to do, as long as it keeps your body going, it can help you adapt a fit and active lifestyle. Even playing with your kids can help you stay active.
Move while watching TV.
By now, streaming on services like Hulu or Netflix has probably become a part of your daily lifestyle. Considering the situation we are in right now, binging your favorite TV shows and movies is not bad. But you might want to avoid living a couch potato life during these trying times. So instead of just sitting on your couch or bed while watching a show, why not lift some weights, ride your elliptical or treadmill, or do some simple cardio moves? This way, you don’t stay sedentary for long and you still get to have your blood pumping while enjoying your TV shows.
No matter what your situation is at the moment, staying healthy and active is a priority now more than ever. We are all in this together so we here at Kahana Village hope that you try your hands on these simple indoor activities and routines to help you adopt a healthy lifestyle!