As life as we know it changes and physical interaction is limited, being active is more important than ever. Doing some form of exercise is an easy and free way to boost both your mental and physical health, and now is the ideal time to try a new activity.
Take your workout online
On YouTube there are endless free exercise videos to try, regardless of your fitness level or the size of your living room.
Personal trainers, dance instructors and other qualified fitness professionals are getting savvy and moving their classes online. So, you can join a class virtually, and get the social connection benefits of exercise too.
If a structured routine is not your style, get creative and build your own workout – instead of weights use household items like filled water bottles and cans or jars of food (if you can find some!), walk or run on the spot for 30 second intervals, do some star jumps, planks, sit ups, push ups, or even burpees. Anything to get your heart rate up a little.
Go solo outside if you can
Walking, cycling and running are great solo activities and safe if you’re feeling well and haven’t been asked to self-isolate.
Just remember, if you’re not feeling well, follow the advice of your health professional – including some rest. It’s vital that we prioritise the health and safety of ourselves, family, friends and the community.