Here are the Online Workouts for The Coronavirus Quarantine
This entry was posted on May 12, 2020.
With almost everyone in isolation in order to curb the spread of COVID-19, our lives have been inactive for the most part.
But it’s vital to keep the body active, even in this quarantine period.
Exercise benefits have been well documented, from strengthening muscles and bones to alleviating the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Are you struggling with unease or anxiety during these uncertain times?
Well, a daily dose of ideal workouts can help alleviate stress.
Physical relief is a great feeling, but one of the best things about exercising is that you will experience that relief instantly.
We’re going to look at some of the best exercises to do at home and the best resources for online workouts.
Workouts to Do at Home
1. Jumping Jacks
There is no better way to warm up the body before exercising than Jumping Jacks. Simply spread your shoulders and legs apart and jump with the hands touching overhead. You just need adequate space for three sets, ten each.
2. The Wall Sit
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s actually tougher than it looks.
Look for a wall in your home that you can lean on and sit against it to mimic a chair with the legs at 90 degrees. Stay still in the position with your back straight for about three minutes.
The burn will soon come, and when you become used to it, increase the time.
This seems like the easiest form of exercise, but if you have a wrong posture, you might sustain an injury. In order to make the best out of it, ensure you have the right technique.
First, align your spine, shoulder, and hips, with the hands a little wide apart. Next, bend the elbows and lower your body towards the ground. Do three sets of five and ensure the elbows are at a 45-degree angle to the body.
4. Sit Ups
During this time of isolation, core strength is essential. For proper sit-ups:
Lie on the floor with your back
Bend the legs and put your feet firmly on the ground.
Cross your hands and put them behind your back, ensuring that you don’t pull the neck.
Bring the upper body towards your knee and do this eight times for three sets.
5. Take a Walk
Did you know that a simple 30-minute walk per day can make a huge difference in your overall health?
If you’re worried about leaving home while isolating, ensure, you keep a 6-foot distance between you and those around you and consider wearing a mask.
Taking a walk not only makes your muscles active, but it helps you get a breather from staying indoors.
Online Workout Resources to Keep You Fit During the COVID-19 Quarantine
1. Free Fitness Apps
There’s a wide array of apps that offer a number of workouts you can do at home.
-Apps such as Yoga for Beginners have free 10-minute exercises that can help with toning, flexibility as well as an energy boost.
-The Nike Training Club is an application that features new daily workouts that target the upper body, lower body, arms, legs, abs, and any other body part. The sessions last between 15 to 45 minutes, and while most of them are only available to those paying the premium membership fee, all videos were recently made free and available to everyone.
-The Daily Workouts is another great fitness app that features between 10 to 30 minutes workouts that target the core, upper, and lower body.
2. Youtube Workout Videos
YouTube has unlimited workout videos, which makes picking the best one for you a bit daunting. Here are a few channels that should help you get started.
Planet Fitness – this is a channel that streams 20-minute full-body at-home workouts on Facebook Live Monday through Friday. The videos are then uploaded to YouTube.
PopSugar Fitness – You will find numerous workout videos that range from dance to toning to cardio workouts between 5 to 40 minutes long.
Yoga with Adriene – This channel features a wide array of workouts from 5 to 40 minutes long, geared towards all levels of experience.
Exercise is essential for everyone’s health, especially during this time where we are all lazing around.
Don’t lose your fitness goals because the local gym has been closed and instead take advantage of the information on this read to stay fit.
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