Home fitness tips during Coronavirus

By admin | Jul 30, 2020

Taking care of your health is an important aspect of living a happy life. Especially, when we are living amidst a global pandemic. With gyms and fitness centres still under lockdown, many of us are cooped up in our homes doing the bare minimum when it comes to our health. Even physical activities in and around the neighbourhood - such as running, jogging, and going for a walk- are not advisable due to the risk they pose. 

 

Exercising and eating a healthy diet have been known to have several benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s no wonder that being indoors sans exercise and a healthy diet has led us to pile on a few extra kilos, without feeling too great about ourselves. 

 

If you’re someone who wants to lose weight without leaving the safety of your house, then look no further. Here are our Top 6 home fitness tips during Coronavirus. 

 

Try Home Workouts

Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. Home workouts are great if you want to lose a few pounds with little to no equipment. Similar to working out in the gym, home workouts also allow you to focus on your target areas. Here are a few workout suggestions to help you lose weight faster:

Cardio: Always start off your home workout session with cardio. You can choose from jogging or running in place, jumping jacks, or skipping in place to give a kick start to your workout. 

Upper body: When focusing on upper body workouts don’t forget to try out pushups and pushup variations, pullups, and tricep dips to strengthen and tone your upper body. 

Core: The core can be the most problematic area for many of us when it comes to weight loss. Burn extra calories by adding planks, crunches, and leg raises to your workout schedule.

Lower body: Some of the lower body workout classics you should add to your workout are squats, lunges, leg kicks, and leg raises. 

 

Take Virtual Fitness Classes

If you feel a bit lost without your fitness trainer then the internet is your friend. Many gyms and fitness instructors have taken to social media and other online channels to live stream classes and publish tutorials. Following your favourite trainer or fitness guru online opens up a whole new world for you when it comes to diet tips, workout basics, and so much more. Some fitness trainers you must follow are Kayla Itsines , Don Saladino, and Charlee Atkins to make the most of virtual training. 

 

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

The best part about home workouts is that you don’t need to invest in tons of fitness equipment. You can make do with whatever you find lying around and utilise it to help you lose weight. For example, if you don’t have a set of dumbbells you can simply fill two plastic bottles and use them as dumbbells instead. If you don’t have a workout bench you can use a sturdy chair for exercises such as tricep dips. You can also use the stairs in your house to improvise and create a great cardio workout. 

 

Follow Portion Control

When it comes to getting fit, the ratio comprises of 30% exercise and 70% diet. Diet plays an important role in weight management and one key tool is Portion Control. Portion control means choosing a healthy amount of a certain food so that you get all the nutritive benefits without overeating. In order to implement portion control in your diet, you’ll need to be aware of the servings and the amount of macro and micronutrients you consume. Since you want to lose weight, the main nutrients that you should plate up on are protein and fibre with a side of carbohydrates and fats. 

 

Cut Out Junk Food

This is a no brainer and a mantra that you should follow no matter what your weight goals are. Eating junk food on a regular basis will not only lead you to pile on weight but it is the leading cause of a number of health diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and even cancer. Cutting out junk food or limiting its intake should be on top of your priority list when you are making diet changes. If you have cravings for junk food (that usually contain high levels of bad cholesterol), snack on the good cholesterol found in fatty foods such as nuts, seeds, avocados, and low-fat dairy products.

 

Start a Fitness Diary

Keep track of your workouts, progress, and diet by maintaining a diary that helps you focus on your problem areas and how to improve them. By keeping tabs on your home workouts you can modify and streamline your workouts to match your progress so far. Jotting down the food you consume can help you fulfil your dietary requirements for the day and also help you write down suggestions to match your diet to your workouts. 

 

We hope these home fitness tips during Coronavirus help you lose weight and meet your fitness goals. Let us know how these tips worked for you!

 

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