Staying Fit At Home

Staying Fit At Home

Working from Home and working out from home. Something that has become an important part of our lives since Coronavirus took over.How do we do this right? How do we maintain our gains & improve them without damaging our body. How do we stay active without being able to use outdoor spaces?

Answers to all your questions right below! Lets think about a day plan.

Maintain Your Sleep Cycle!

This is once in a lifetime event where you can sleep as much as you want. But, at the end of the day, getting up on time with sunrise sets our body and sleep cycle. It puts all physiologic process in motion, helps energize us. So try and sleep on time and get up in time with the sunrise.

Start Your Day With Awareness!

It could be you just sitting still, meditating, doing some yoga poses or taking care of your garden. Anything that has the power to calm you and make you aware of your body and the surroundings. This will not only help you be more connected but will guide you to become better at managing emotions.

Get Those Endorphins Going!

Workout, Dance, do Household work. This will give your heart the much needed stimulus to push the blood around your system effectively. It will not only strengthen the heart muscle but also provide the fluidity needed for movement. 45 minutes to 1 hour is good for people who are used to exercising. 20-30 minutes is sufficient for beginners.

Get To Work! "But In Good Posture”

Move Often, Move Enough!

Movement is medicine. If you want to keep your body in good health and function. Move as much as you can, whenever you can, wherever you can. It helps to lubricate the joints, supply nutrition to all your body parts and ensure your well being.

Less Is More

When it comes to exercise. Don’t get me wrong. Let me explain

So many of us active souls, find ways and means to keep up our strength & ensurance gains. We put extra efforts since we are not training to the full potential outdoors or at the gym. Here, LESS IS MORE. Research has found low intensity aerobic exercise combined with moderate intensity resistance training to help maintain or enhance performace depending on the choice of exercises. Who would have thought. Increase your focus on decreasing volume (time required for exercise) but perfecting the movements.

Move Often, Move Enough!

Movement is medicine. If you want to keep your body in good health and function. Move as much as you can, whenever you can, wherever you can. It helps to lubricate the joints, supply nutrition to all your body parts and ensure your well being.

Less Is More!

When it comes to exercise. Don’t get me wrong. Let me explain

So many of us active souls, find ways and means to keep up our strength & ensurance gains. We put extra efforts since we are not training to the full potential outdoors or at the gym. Here, LESS IS MORE. Research has found low intensity aerobic exercise combined with moderate intensity resistance training to help maintain or enhance performace depending on the choice of exercises. Who would have thought. Increase your focus on decreasing volume (time required for exercise) but perfecting the movements.

Engage In Fun Activties At The End of The Day!

Dancing, singing, playing games, or even a family workout session works. Doing something different and exciting won’t only refresh your body and mind but will give you somethinig to look forward to & it will keep you moving.

Here are a couple of ways to keep yourself fit and entertained at home. This fitness guide is for the general public. Seasoned athletes require more volume and frequency of work to maintain gains. Stay Fit, Stay Safe and most importantly Stay home.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Hemali Mehta, MSPT (USA)

Dr Hemali Mehta, PT, MS, DNP is an Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapist. She has treated various International athletes and celebs. She loves to read, write & stay active whether it's Dancing, Sports, Yoga or Running. Movement is Medicine is her mantra and she lives by it. She strives to create awareness about movement efficiency, fitness, injury prevention & performance enhancement through her writings. Her advice " Don't Move hard, Move smart!!

 

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