STAYING ACTIVE DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING
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For many of us, life has changed drastically over the last two weeks due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. Today, more than one -fifth of the population has been told to stay at home and practice social distancing.
For many of us, working from home means natural activity levels will drop drastically as even minor activity that you might have had during the day such as walking from your car to the office will be cut out. Therefore, it is more important than ever to try to get some type of physical activity. Remember, the human body was made to move, and inactivity can cause problems such as back pain as it can cause muscles to become stiff. Staying active not only can help immunity but also can help deal with the stress and anxiety that many people are feeling around the globe.
If your city guidelines allow going for a walk, run or bike, try to do so every day but make sure to keep a safe distance from those around you. It is advised to do these activities alone, or at the most, with the people, you live with. If you have a backyard, use it. Walk, and make sure the kids take time out to play.
There are lots of apps, online workouts and YouTube channels that offer everything from high-intensity interval training to yoga. In this article, we have listed some of the home workout channels that our users have shared with us as their favorites.
This husband and wife team based out of the USA has plenty of fitness resources on their website with over 600 full length workout videos, there is plenty for everyone at all levels. The website has a filter that allows you to also search by the type of workout you want, and by the equipment you might have at home. Visit https://www.fitnessblender.com/ or YouTube Channel at FitnessBlender.
Mr and Mrs Muscle
This Dubai based husband and wife duo call themselves the King and Queen of HIIT and have over 1600 exercises and 500 workout videos on their Instagram and YouTube Channels. All can be done at home with little or no equipment. Check them out at YouTube Channel, MrandMrsMuscle and Instagram account mrandmrsmuscle
With 20 Minute Stretch and Yoga videos, to 10 minute cardio workouts, and 20 minute full body workouts, Canadian based Maddie Lymburner has something for everyone with short videos to popular songs on her YouTube Channel, MadFit and Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/madfit.ig/
The Body Coach TV
The Body Coach based out of the UK has over 250 workouts. Additionally, he has started PE with Joe to help children who are homeschooling to get some physical activity everyday. Check him out at The Body Coach TV or
Yoga With Adriene
Referred to as the Queen of Online Yoga on various news sources, Adriene Mishler’s YouTube Channel has over 6 Million subscribers. Based out of her home in Austin Texas, she has videos for every level of yoga, and also includes meditation videos for stress and anxiety.Check out her YouTube channel at
We hope that these resources are useful for you during this time. Remember though, if you have a pre-existing condition, call or email your doctor before trying something new. Also, while it’s important to stay active, it’s also important to remember now is not the time to get injured. Take it easy and start with lower impact videos first, and slowly progress it.
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