By Isabelle Morin
Now that most gyms are either closed or can only handle a limited capacity because of COVID-19, working out can be a challenge. Still, there are many ways that one can keep fit and healthy even amidst a global pandemic.
In this article, we’ll walk you through two practical tips on making healthier choices even when faced with the challenges brought upon by the pandemic.
Start a home gym.
Has the pandemic caused an exercise slump? We get you.
Many people have solved this problem by starting a mini gym in the comforts of their own homes. You can also do this by getting equipment from retailers in Calgary.
Based on your needs and budget, you can decide which equipment to get. While some go for weights training equipment, it is also okay if you start small and just get basic equipment – like a yoga mat and some resistance bands.
The good thing is that there are so many resources out there like exercise videos on YouTube and articles that you can check out. These will definitely guide you as you develop your very own workout routine.
If you need more specialized assistance, you can also hire a personal trainer that can help you achieve your goals for your body. They can also create a personalized workout plan for you that will target your problem areas and help you become stronger.
Working out in itself requires mental endurance. You have to keep motivated to keep going.
It may be difficult at first but the key is really consistency. You have to incorporate working out in your daily and weekly schedule.
Blocking some time from your day to work out can give you a better chance that you’ll actually do it. You can even log your progress on a chart or in your journal and reward yourself when you reach your goals.
Watch your diet.
As much as exercise is important, it’s only one part of the equation. Your diet also plays a huge role in keeping fit and healthy, so you might want to skip that daily burger run.
We learned that it’s best to consult with a nutritionist who will help assess you for what kind of diet you’ll need based on factors like health conditions you may have, lifestyle, or your long-term goals. This will also prevent you from going on fad diets or crazes that can potentially harm you in the long run.
Consulting with a nutritionist can help you reach your goal in a healthy way. If your goal is to lose weight for example, they can help you lose weight healthily and steadily.
Still, even without consulting with a nutritionist, we all know that one of the keys to eating healthy is to incorporate as much fruits and vegetables in our diet. This may be a little difficult especially if you’re not accustomed to it.
If you’re the type who prefers to cook and is scared of the possible exposure to the virus when you shop, there are also some grocery delivery services that can ensure you have the ingredients and goods you need right at your doorstep.
Keeping healthy during a pandemic can be a real challenge. It takes a lot of work, but we hope we were able to help you in your personal journey to fitness.
Are there other tips to keeping healthy during this time? Share your experience with us in the comments!
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