How To Keep Fit During Lockdown
Gyms may well be closed for the time being, but that certainly doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel until they reopen. Keeping fit during lockdown is easier than you think, and as long as you’re willing to put in the effort, you’ll definitely see the maximum gains.
Find What Works For You
Firstly, create a fitness routine that works you. Don’t feel guilty if you’re not getting up at 6am every morning to brave the cold and pump out a 10k run. If your routine works best in the evenings, that’s totally fine. Your fitness routine should keep you motivated, so if your work/life balance is struggling – maybe start with doing something every second day rather than every day. This will give you a little breathing space at first and is a great way to build yourself up to doing more without feeling guilty about not working out every day.
Create An Easy To Follow Routine
It’s hard to keep track of which days are which during lockdown, so rather than looking at a “7-day week” try to focus more on your routine as mentioned before. So, whether that’s working out every second day or perhaps following a 3-days-on, 1-day-off plan, it will be easier than worrying about whether you’re meant to work out on Wednesday or Thursday.
Get Some Fresh Air
When creating a lockdown fitness plan, make sure you’re mixing it up as much as possible between indoor and outdoor exercises. As long as you’re not self-isolating, this will encourage you to get out of the house and help keep your routine a little more interesting. If you are a little wary of leaving the house, there are some amazing videos on Youtube or free apps to download that will show you how to work various body parts without needing to spend a fortune on equipment.
Keep Track Of Your Daily Habits
When it comes to cardio, you won’t be doing as much naturally such as your daily stroll to the station or office, so it’s important you keep track of how much you’re actually walking and eating. A fitness tracker such as a “Fitbit” will be able to help you monitor whether you need to get away from your desk and walk around the block a little more. 10,000 steps is always a good round daily amount to aim for and should be doable without taking up too much time. When it comes to tracking your diet, apps such as “My Fitness Pal” or “Nutra Check” will give you an idea of calorie consumption and keeping you in check when it comes to lockdown snacking.
Keeping fit during lockdown is going to help you both mentally and physically, so take that first step on the road to being fit and create your routine today.
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