With many of us stuck inside right now, it’s easy to slow down our physical activity. But staying active offers many benefits for our health, both physically and mentally.
- Help you control your weight.
- Reduce your risk of heart diseases.
- Help your body manage blood sugar and insulin levels.
- Improve your mental health and mood.
- Help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age.
- Strengthen your bones and muscles.
- Reduce your risk of falls.
- Improve your sleep.
While you’re staying at home, here are some ideas to keep your body moving.
NOTE: Before beginning any exercise or dieting program, always consult your healthcare provider.
Yoga or Pilates Classes
There are somany classes that you can do in the comfort of your home! Find something on YouTube for free, or look up subscriptions, like Dailyburn, that you can purchase as well!
Weights and Resistance Bands
To keep your muscles toned, grab a small set of hand weights or even resistance bands to do a range of exercises. You can work all of your muscles in your arms, in addition to your legs and glutes as well.
Run or Cycle
If you’re an avid runner or cyclist, maybeit’s time to investin a treadmill or stationary bike. There’s no better way to get cardiovascular exercise!
Use the Stairs
Use the stairs to help you do squats or simply climb them!
Whether you’re interested in a simple workout or something much more intense, there are a range of videos out there for you to do fromhome. Did you know that there are several Christian exercise videos out there for believers?
You might consider options like The Daniel Plan, Witness to Fitness, Walk Strong Look Up, and 20-Minute Praise Moves.
Use Household Items
Did you know that you can do many workouts with simple household items? You can use a chair to work out your triceps, you can use soup cans as weights, and you can even use a wall to help you do squats. Do a quick search on the internet for other ideas.