by Abeer Arshad

5 Ways to Staying Fit During Quarantine

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Staying Fit During Quarantine

Since lockdown is over in most of the countries or there is a ‘smart lockdown’ just like in Pakistan, it is still our responsibility to stay in our homes. All of us should step out of our homes when there is an absolute necessity.

As we are spending less time outside our homes, it is more important than ever to pay attention to our physical health. Working out and staying active can boost your mood and helps to reduce stress. Without any doubt, staying fit both physically and mentally helps in boosting immunity and hence helps fight COVID-19.

Now the question arises, how to stay fit during quarantine and it’s not very difficult to answer this question. Inactive routine and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on the health, well-being, and quality of life of individuals. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens.

Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time. With no local gyms and no outdoors, fitness might become a little bit of challenging but here are a few ways to stay active while staying home:

5 Ways to Staying Fit During Quarantine

  • Go on a walk or jog

Receiving our vitamin D from the sun is essential for so many reasons, and it is mentally and physically unhealthy to keep yourself away from daylight for too long. For the runners of the world, running in the sun seems so sweet at times like these.

If you want to maintain your fitness stamina from running or jogging, be sure to do so safely. Walk or jog will help you inhale some fresh air and will keep you physically fit. Put some music or take your pet on a walk. This will definitely keep you going at a good pace.

  • Adopt an indoor fitness routine

If the idea of jogging or running outside does not sit well with you during this pandemic, then you don’t need to worry because inside fitness fun is just a few clicks away. There are tons of free online exercise classes for you to explore and try.

YouTube is the best platform to start from. You can simply use YouTube by searching for yoga or Pilates. Your search will lead you to various, small, or long-duration workout routines that you can use during your frequent breaks throughout your daily routine. You can also get yourself registered for some online workout class.

  • Ride a bicycle

Go for a bicycle ride not far away but only in your own street. It is the best workout for your back, thighs, and legs.

  • Eat a well-balanced diet

Eating a well-balanced diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plant and animal proteins, and good fats is the most appropriate way to get all the essential nutrients you need for good health and proper immune functioning. As quarantine may lead us to being inactive, it is very important to pay close attention to daily diet portions and to keep our energy balance adjusted to meet our needs.

  • Keep yourself hydrated

Keeping hydrated is essential for overall health. Drink a lot of water.  For a refreshing boost, you can add slices of lemon, cucumber, mint, or berries. Other drinks such as sugarless coffee and tea or flavored water are also good for staying hydration.

 

by: Abeer Arshad 

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