Keeping up with wellness while staying at home

April 23, 2020 | SECURA Insurance

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful. One great way to help ease the stress is through exercise. Exercise is scientifically proven to boost your mood. 

Even though gyms and local fitness centers may have shut their doors temporarily, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your wellness! Even if that means you do have to improvise a little bit at home. 

Here's how you can make the most of your health and wellness while staying at home: 

Get up and stretch.

If you're working from home, don't feel like you need to be attached to your desk 24/7. Get up, take a walk around the block, or do some quick chair yoga. The opportunities are endless! 

Get creative with your equipment.

Need weights for your new home gym but haven't received your Amazon delivery yet? No problem! Substitute weights for the non-perishables you've likely stocked up on. Heavy books and jars of spaghetti sauce make great free weights! 

Involve your kids.

If your kids are homeschooling, they'll likely need a break too. Involve them in your workout! Throw on your kids' favorite music and make it a dance party! No one will judge you for rocking out to Baby Shark. 

Try an online workout.

Looking to switch it up from your traditional workouts? Try looking into online classes. There are many great YouTube videos out there for workouts ranging from HIIT, Zumba, Pilates, Barre, and so much more. 

Want a challenge? Try the 10 to 1 workout.

This workout consists of 55 reps of 5 different exercises. It's a great workout to do while you're binge-watching Netflix at home. (Tiger King anyone?) 

And most importantly, 

Take time relax. 

Deep breath in, deep breath out. Click here for a quick and simple relaxation exercise.