STAYING HEALTHY DURING LOCKDOWN / COVID-19
1. DON’T COMPLICATE THINGS
If you didn’t manage to gather some equipment before shops closed, this doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise at home. Utilise whatever you can – that yoga mat you’ve never used before, a soft towel, a low bench, canned food to use as dumbbells – they can all be used with great success. You can also rely on body weight exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups and squats, and combine them with high-intensity moves such as star jumps or high-knees.
2. GO ONLINE
Not only will some jobs be done remotely during this time, but we will also have to rely on the internet for fitness classes or guidance. Finding an online video will especially help if you are a beginner and not sure how to put an effective home workout together. Whether you are willing to pay for an app, or find free options, the choices are endless.
3. GIVE IT YOUR FULL ATTENTION
Focus solely on your exercise routine during the time you set aside for fitness. Now is not the time to read an email or listen to the news in the background. Use this time not only to boost your body, but also to give your mental health a break, especially during times where we feel anxious. If you simply can’t focus during a sweat session, try yoga or meditation to help you breathe.
4. GATHER THE PETS
While you are only allowed to take your dogs for one walk a day, they also need to be entertained. Why don’t you make it a team effort? Play tug-of-war and fetch, but as your dog searches for the ball, do a quick run-on-the spot or a set of squats or lunges. As silly as it sounds, it can be great fun – and your dog will be amused.
5. TRY SOMETHING NEW – BUT DON’T OVERTHINK IT
We’ve heard how we are supposed to use this time in lockdown create new habits or try a new form of exercise. For many, that is simply not realistic as we might feel anxious and depressed about an unforeseen future. Have fun and try something new by all means, but don’t feel the pressure to do so. If you’ve never incorporated strength training in your running routine, now might be the time to work properly on your form, for example. Time to dust off those dumbbells and that bench in the garage!
Every day we are running a FREE ONLINE FitClub,All ages, All Ability’s and no equipment needed !! All you need to do is download the zoom app ( blue icon ) and click on this link at 9.50 am https://zoom.us/j/183792621. Each day the workout is different and run by different people so there’s always something for everyone #inthistogether
6. 2 SHAKES A DAY
Keep stocked up on your favourite F1 Meal Replacement shakes & Protein Drink Mix so you are able to enjoy a healthy Breakfast & Lunch by simply mixing with water! Each shake is circa 200 kcal, combine with consumption of 2-3 litres of water per day, 2 healthy snacks and a healthy evening meal to stay on track!