As many of your day-to-day routines remain restricted during this coronavirus pandemic, it can difficult to find the enthusiasm to exercise.
If before the pandemic you were attending a fitness class with a motivating instructor, you might end up disappointed at your lack of energy or enthusiasm when working out alone.
However, even a little workout shows how well you think and feel. Exercise is that powerful tool that helps you stay physically, and mentally healthy.
It eases depression, tension, anxiety, and aid in the management of chronic conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes. By discovering new ways to stay motivated, you can take charge of your mood and regain a sense of control during this time.
Make an exercise plan
Appraise your schedule, your energy level, and check for any health problems. After ensuring that all these are perfect, set practical goals by focusing on activities you enjoy. You are likely to stick to an exercise plan if you start small, celebrate your successes, and build up gradually.
Carry out a PCR home test
Before you proceed with your planned routine, ensure you are Covid free by carrying out a PCR test. A PCR Swab test kit is used by Healthcare providers to check for Coronavirus. Health care practitioners carry it out by searching for pieces of the virus in a patient’s sample of saliva or mucus. The test will tell if a person is infected on the day of the test.
Prioritize your workouts
You can do this by putting your fitness activities on the same calendar as your regular appointments. This tends to help you stick to your plan.
Also, workout at the time that’s right for you. It could be in the morning or even the evening. Do what suits you.
Be specific in your goals
This could be accomplished when you use a fitness tracker, smartphone apps available to keep a record of your progress, or a calendar to note the length of your workout, distance, and effort level.
Tracking your progress helps to keep you accountable and encourages you to keep going.
Telling a buddy or a support group about your exercise goals and routines could come in handy. This is because you are less likely to skip a session when you know you are accountable to friends who will ask about how it is going. Getting feedback from them will give you a boost for your next session.
An additional way to be accountable is working out with a partner. Exercising with a partner can also help keep you accountable. You could achieve this by setting up times to exercise together via phone call, video call or physically while maintaining social distancing. You get to offer each other support and encouragement.
In conclusion, as with exercising at any time, it’s important to be safe and wear good footwear.
To proceed with any exercise, start slowly and give your muscles and tendons time to adapt to any new activity. Ensure you seek your physician’s advice if you have any underlying health conditions. Take medication for heart-related problems or blood pressure or blood sugar problems,
If you experience dizziness, balance problems, joint issues, or pain during an activity, STOP.