Special Guest Author: Stephanie Haywood
Are you stuck trying to figure out how to stay fit while socially distancing? Whether you’ve been a dedicated gym-goer for years or you just began dipping your toes into the waters of exercise, the COVID-19 measures have probably taken the wind out of your sails. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your fitness goals going while keeping your community safe at the same time.
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You Can Still Go Outside
First and foremost, remember: You can still go outside! Just be sure to dress warmly and continue practicing safe social distancing when you do.
What Is Social Distancing? Hint: You Can Go Outside
13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors
Toronto Plans to Give Runners Plenty of Space
Try These Outdoor Workouts
Benefits of Walking and How to Stay Safe Outside
A Balanced Diet and Self-Care Are Vital
In the face of a pandemic, taking good care of your immune system and mental health is one of the best things you can do.
Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes
10 Surprising Foods That Boost the Immune System
10 Ways To Create Your Own Meditation Room
Checklist for Eliminating Negative Energy in the Home
Cardio Supports Heart and Lung Function
Keeping up with your cardio helps you stay healthy and better equipped to tackle the virus, should you contract it.
From Head to Toe: The Benefits of a Cardio Workout
The 9 Best Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home
5 At-Home Cardio Workouts for Fat Loss
A Sweaty 30-Minute Cardio HIIT Workout You Can Do Right in Your Living Room
Strength and Flexibility to Reduce Injury Risk
Put bluntly: This is not the time to pull a muscle or break your arm. Even in the best-case scenario, hospitals are going to be busy places with a relatively high infection risk. Strength training and flexibility training make you less likely to sustain an injury.
Help Reduce Your Risk of Injury with Strength Training
20 Best Home Gym Equipment Pieces to Boost Your Workout
Stretching: Focus on Flexibility
Take some time to mentally adjust to your new normal. This is a strange time, but accepting that reality will make it easier to handle. Remember, the whole world is together on this. You may feel lonely, but you’ve never been more connected with your neighbours across the globe.
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