With gyms and fitness centers closed due to the Coronavirus, many of us are looking for other ways to stay in shape while protecting our health. Keeping fit is important. Regular exercise stabilizes blood pressure and helps deter heart disease and depression. Most importantly, exercising can relieve the stress that we feel due to the pandemic.
We’ve put together some workout recommendations that you can do from the safety of your home or neighborhood. Please remember to always practice responsible social distancing while exercising.
Running or Walking
Running or walking continues to be one of the best sources for exercise. In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, continues his daily practice of running at least once a day. All of our master planned communities in Richmond and Raleigh feature sidewalks perfect for running or walking. Be sure to hydrate regularly and stay at least six feet away from other runners or pedestrians.
Pushups are a great way to build strength in your muscles. However, according to Men’s Health, many people do pushups the wrong way. Pushups are all about exercising multiple muscles in your body – which is why you should always add an element of instability. This ensures you are getting the most out of this valuable exercise. There are four different types of pushups you can try: Hands-Elevated Pushup, Iso Pushup Hold, Lateral Walk Pushup, and Shoulder Tap Pushup.
Legs and Glutes Workouts
When exercising, it is important to stay proportional. Never exercise just one part of your body. That is why Good Housekeeping has put together some great stay-at-home workout ideas for your legs and glutes. Exercises like squats, lunges, glute bridges, step ups, and wall sits are simple ways to build up core strength while providing your lower body with a complete workout.
Many nationally recognized fitness organizations are offering free or reduced pricing on their workout resources. These include Peloton, Obé, and others. Health.com has prepared a comprehensive guide to working out during the coronavirus with links to many of these resources. No matter your age or fitness aptitude, you will be sure to find something that is a perfect match.
At HHHunt Communities, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we want all of our homeowners to stay healthy and strong.