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Heeding the advice to stay home may be a good way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but it can put a damper on your usual fitness routine. The good news is that there are many ways to re-create your workout at home, and doing so will not only keep your body in shape, it’ll help boost your mood.
Don’t have fancy gym equipment? That’s OK! You can use water bottles, canned goods, laundry detergent, a gallon of milk (even if it’s halfway empty) or dumbbells. I recommend anywhere from 3 lbs. up to 8 lbs. I also suggest putting on your workout clothes and tennis shoes to help get into the mindset for exercising.
Are you ready to step it up with a simple arm and shoulder workout? My clients swear by this routine I devised. It targets the biceps, triceps, deltoids and all of the muscles in
If you’re used to working out at a gym, with all the machines, equipment, and space that comes with it, adjusting to at-home fitness is a challenge. Sure, no-equipment workouts will keep you moving and sweating, but I won’t deny that I’ve been missing the weight rack. Lifting does amazing things for your body and I miss progressing to heavier weights, getting stronger, and building muscle.
Instead of weights, I’ve been lifting (don’t laugh) cans of chickpeas during my morning workouts. Even if you have a better home gym setup than me, or you managed to buy some dumbbells before they sold out everywhere, chances are whatever weights you have are lighter and less varied than you’re used to. It’s frustrating to drop down to a lighter weight and feel like you’re stalling your progress or not getting the most out of your at-home workouts. But according to Tom
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Home workouts are one of the only saviours we’ve got at the moment. Due to coronavirus lockdown we’re unable to leave the house, so it’s become all too easy to pass hours sitting, sedentary, in one place. But structuring your routine to include one exercise session per day breaks the monotony, gets you moving, and is also beneficial for your mental health.
To make sure you’re maximising these home workouts, we asked three female fitness experts to share their tips and advice about how to get the most out of at-home exercise.
Make a plan and stick to it
Your usual routine has probably gone out the window as a result of lockdown; most people aren’t working in their offices (or working at all) and weekends, for those not working on the frontline, have become a blur of Netflix/ stare out the window /
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With gyms and fitness studios shut down across the nation, and many states ordering people to stay indoors as much as possible, thousands of people are on the lookout for their next workout. Sure, going for a brisk walk or even a run outside is a possibility, but not in all areas of the country. That leaves plenty of folks stocking up on home workout equipment like kettlebells, resistance bands and yoga mats.
One thing we can all agree on though, sometimes it’s
Fitness instructors and gyms around the world are posting free workouts on Instagram since the majority of workout studios have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Whether it’s Instagram Live or IGTV, we’re now spoilt for choice when it comes to home workouts.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been trying free Instagram fitness sessions from around the world, led by some of my favorite trainers and studios.
I’ve learned dance routines, burned my abs, arms, and glutes, and finally learned how to put my TRX to good use.
You can definitely get a really tough workout in from your bedroom.
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The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to change our routines, and a prime example of
While the country remains in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult maintaining your regular workout routine or feeling motivated to exercise at all.
However, working out in some form on a regular basis will prove extremely beneficial for your physical health in the long run, not to mention also helping to alleviate some of the stress you may be experiencing.
Of course, finding the time and space to exercise while at home is far easier said than done. Nonetheless, with gyms being closed and people spending less time outdoors, we have to try our best to make do with our domestic surroundings.
The Independent has spoken to fitness experts who have provided their top tips for ways you can stay motivated to workout from home, in addition to some examples of exercises you can try.
From former Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill to Chris Hemsworth’s personal
Most people know what social distancing is by now. They’ve heard that the coronavirus outbreak has been declared a pandemic.
But what does it mean when you hear New York is the “epicenter” in the United States? And do health care professionals say they need ventilators or respirators – or both?
Three weeks ago, USA TODAY published a guide to new vocabulary words popping up as the new coronavirus spreads globally. As the situation around the world changes, new words have entered dinner table conversations and social media feeds.
Here’s a look at other terms related to the coronavirus and what they mean.
USA TODAY’s first coronavirus vocabulary guide: What is social distancing? When should I quarantine versus isolate?
Epicenter and ‘hot spot’
While many headlines and public health officials have used the term “epicenter,” the word doesn’t comes from the field of public health.
According to Merriam-Webster’s definition, an
While we’re all stuck indoors (or should be) for the foreseeable future, treating yourself to a much-deserved facial may seem like a far-off, unimaginable luxury — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to care for your complexion. On the contrary, while the outside world continues to manifest constant feelings of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to take care of your own mental health, and one of the best ways to do so, we’d argue, is by bringing a sense of the spa into your very own bathroom. Enter: the DIY facial.
Sure, you may not be able to properly emulate the perfectly positioned finger strokes of your favorite facialist or even turn your bathroom into a temporary oasis of aromatherapy with sounds of a distant seashore. But, according to some of the top aestheticians, you really can make your skin smoother and softer by
Boris Johnson has told the public that they should now be working from home where possible in a bid to contain the ongoing UK coronavirus outbreak.
Apart from key workers, the government says no one should be leaving their home other than to buy food, medicine or to go for a once-daily walk or run.
It is hoped that keeping people further apart from each other it will reduce the chance of group spread. As well as removing the opportunity for the virus to be caught during a commute or in communal office spaces.
For those who might find themselves at home for an extended period of time, what is the best way to maximise productivity, maintain good physical and mental health, and not spend all day in your pyjamas when working from home?
We asked Karen Eyre-White, a productivity coach and founder of GoDo business organisation, for her advice