We are all aware that being sedentary leads to chronic disease we can’t even imagine. Post the ongoing Pandemic, a majority of the people around the world have gone indoors, and most of them are working from home.
While the daily movement of going to work has somewhat come to a halt, it has become important that people get aware of ways to stay fit even when they are home for a long time.
You may have read many blogs about lifestyle and healthy living. We bet this one is going to be different. In this article, we will give you a few simple ways to stay fit when at home, from the personal experiences of a lifestyle blogger, Shakir from The Life Hype. At the end of the post, there is a bonus tip you will love to use. So, let’s begin!
Use the Home Stairs – Hop, Run, Sweat
Your home has many corners that can be used as a mini-gym. Mark your areas in the house. You can use the stairs, the garden area, backyard space, or even the small area in the bedroom.
Make the best use of what you have and begin. You can get a skipping rope and hop for a few minutes to start with and gradually increase as per your strength.
Additionally, you can look at a heavy sack, a table, or a bag of flour and do weight lifting. Furthermore, add breathing exercises and meditation in your routine. Yoga can help you manage stress and pain.
Fun Home Activities
Apart from structured exercises, you can indulge in various fun and relaxing activities that can lift your mood and help you remain fit.
Sow some seeds in your garden and see them grow after a few weeks. Gardening activities have proven to be relaxing for every age group. Furthermore, you can do craftwork and make a few décor pieces for your room. Convert your old dress into a beautiful tank top. There are so many fun things to do at home when you’re bored.
Additionally, you spend time watching healthy cooking recipes and make your own. Cooking has also proven a big stress buster for many.
When you cook healthy, you will eat healthily! Ensure you keep a close watch on what and how much you are eating. Eat what you like, but with a bit of alteration to make it tummy-friendly. Eating is directly connected to the heart, brain, and stomach. You may eat for your heart and stay happy but, your brain needs to be trained well to control your eating habits.
Sing and Dance
Singing is another kind of exercise you do to keep your mind, body, and soul at peace. Indulge in dancing and sing to your favorite tune when you feel low.
Since you are spending a majority of time at home now, you may be ignoring the sun. Your body needs to generate Vitamin D to function properly. What better way but the sun to get the source for Vitamin D. Spend an hour sunbathing and we bet you will be closing doors for many unfortunate health issues that come for people who do not get enough exposure to the sun.
Bonus Tip: Spend time with your pet to stay relaxed. Run in the garden with them, spend time preparing food for them, and help them stay clean. Also, give your eyes some rest. Ensure you get to sleep for at least 8 hours.