How Can I Work Out at Home?
With gyms closing their doors due to COVID-19 concerns, now is a perfect time to learn how to workout at home. Staying active while stuck indoors will get your mind off things, help you avoid boredom, and even lift your spirits. So, let’s talk about how we can start a workout routine from the safety of our homes.
#1: Gather Your Gear
No matter what exercise you choose, these are the things you will absolutely need for your at-home workout:
- Dedicated Space
- A Positive Attitude
- Proper Fitness Flooring
#2: Choose the Right At-Home Workouts for You
Many of the exercises we perform in gyms can be easily transferred to a home setting. For instance, dumbbell exercises are wonderful in-home activities because they don’t require expensive equipment or a lot of space. Don’t have any weights? Don’t worry! Gallons of milk, rice bags, canned goods, and even sacks of potatoes will do the trick in a pinch. Just make sure whatever you’re lifting has a handle or easy-to-grip surface. Also, please practice proper lifting techniques when using household objects as weights. If you do not have any suitable items, bodyweight exercises, like squats and mountain climbers, make great choices, too!
#3: Connect with the Great Outdoors
Even though businesses are closed, nature (thankfully) remains available to us! If you’re looking for a fun cardio workout, consider going for a run around the block or visiting a park for some much-needed fresh air. Playing a game of catch with your children or throwing the frisbee for your dog are other ways to get your heart pumping.
Alternatively, consider my favorite activity: yoga. On nice days, my sister and I practice on yoga mats on the deck or, during rainy days, we bring it inside to a rubber floor installed in our basement.
There’s much stress and uncertainty about our world now, but we know exercise is one surefire way to release those negative feelings. By assembling the necessary tools, selecting the best workouts, and exploring our outdoor spaces, we can adjust to working out at home in no time.