Staying at home this quarantine can cause a rollercoaster of emotions. Most of us are already missing the outdoor life — the gimmicks, party, eating with friends, shopping, traveling, and of course, going to the gym.
It’s necessary to stay healthy during the pandemic to stay away from the virus. So here are six fitness hacks to make the quarantine worthwhile.
1. Stay hydrated.
This may be redundant, but keeping yourself hydrated is one of the most basic ways to be healthy inside out. It keeps skin glowing and healthy, plus it helps us maintain our blood pressure. If you want to lose weight, avoid sugary and carbonated drinks. You can also try the ginger lemon water as an alternative.
2. Get enough sleep.
Of course, having enough sleep does not only give you energy but also boosts your mood, makes your skin glow, and lowers the risk of getting sick. To avoid sleeping late, it is better to keep your phone away from bed because admit it or not — our gadgets keep us awake at night.
3. Go beyond your limits.
If you feel you are not motivated enough to work out, then you are wrong. Challenge yourself and find inspiration to keep you motivated. Working out daily is not required but 10 minutes of exercise every day can help condition your body. Remember that rest is important too when you want to tone your body.
4. Get inspiration from fitness vloggers.
There are many fitness content creators on YouTube. For example, Chloe Ting with her different fitness programs to choose from, no wonder teens and adults like her very much. Another one is Pamela Reif. If you want a more intense workout, you should check her content. There are other fitness vloggers that you might want to check like Emi Wong, Madfit, Heather Robertson, and Holly Dolke.
5. Observe a healthy diet.
When we say “healthy foods”, it doesn’t necessarily mean you must restrict yourself from eating sugary foods. Of course, lack of sugar is dangerous too. You just need to plan a diet that is optimal for you. You should also keep your calories in check. Avoiding food is fine, but don’t ever starve yourself.
6. Be productive.
To avoid dreadful moments caused by the quarantine, maximize your time by doing fruitful activities, and explore your hidden skills and talent. By doing this, you can limit stress eating and negative thinking.
These are easy-to-do tips that can help you achieve a healthy body this quarantine. Remember that staying at home is not only meant to help our front liners reduce the increasing number of COVID-19 cases but is also an opportunity to improve ourselves physically and mentally.