The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a big part in our daily lives. With the limited time we can spend outside due to some restrictions, our physical activities have been limited as well. Nevertheless, we should remember how important it is to be physically fit nowadays. Fortunately, there are home exercises that can help us stay fit while at home most of the time.

Being physically fit involves activities such as sports participation, cycling, and walking, which are now difficult to achieve. Gyms are closed and you only have your home or garden to create active recreation from. Now the question is, what kind of activities can you do?

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6 Home Exercises You Can Do at Home

1. Yoga

Yoga can ease anxiety and aid with physical tension. It can be done both by adults and young children. It has many health advantages and is dependent on the type you practice. Additionally, if you wish to build muscles, yoga can help too. It has shown to build strength when done daily.

2. Bodyweight Exercises

Simple bodyweight exercises like squats, push-ups, planking, and lunges give the same benefit as using gym equipment. Aside from improving your cardiovascular endurance, it also strengthens your muscle. 

3. Weight Lifting

If you think that you won’t be able to do weight lifting outside the gym, think twice. You can use heavy cans, books, or other heavy objects at home as improvised weights. You can also incorporate weight lifting with other bodyweight exercise routines.

4. Gardening

Who thinks gardening is not a form of exercise? A lot of us have been addicted to gardening especially that we all want to increase self-sufficiency. Gardening is not only a way to grow healthy and uncontaminated produce but it also gives you a lot of exercise – walking, pruning, and digging holes are considered to be workouts.

5. Cycling

Don’t leave your bicycle to be eaten by rusts. Go for a leisurely ride while staying safe. Just don’t forget to maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people. You can also use stationary bikes and enroll in online cycling classes to relieve anxiety at home.

6. Family Dance Party

Get your family involved. Do a cardiovascular workout while having an awesome time with your family. And guess what? Family dance parties can also be enjoyed online! All you need is some music and you’re ready to dance and jump. This is an excellent way to help children expend nervous energy. 

Physical Fitness Helps Maintain Mental Health, Too

One great way to help slow down the virus is to stay at home and maintain physical distancing. But slowing the spread of infection should not hinder us from being physically active. There are still a lot of home exercises we can do. It’s also important to remember that exercising is one of the best ways to improve your immune system, so your body can fight off viruses better. Exercising is also crucial in maintaining your mental health and dealing with COVID-19 stress.


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