As gyms and other fitness facilities have closed due to coronavirus, people are looking at alternative methods to remain fit during this difficult time. Some are indulging in-home sports while others are turning to YouTube and Instagram for indoor workouts. Scaryammi tells you 5 easy ways you can remain fit and healthy during coronavirus.
Find online workouts that are easy to follow and do them at home
Studio owners and fitness instructors are having to adjust too as they make the shift to teaching online. Muzammil Tariq, a trainer at Brave gym in Lahore is posting workout content for every day so his clients can follow and remain in shape. Womanistan, a well renounced Instagram page collaborated with Bisha Shabir, founder of Yoga Well and Amafah Mubashir for the content of Yoga for their followers. You can follow them on Instagram and follow their routine workouts. Aim fit has been giving paid online classes for their customers. YouTube is proven to be beneficial in a time like this as you can follow easy workouts and dance routines.
Play a sport with your family
If online working out is not your cup of tea, then participate in outdoor activities with your family. Have a badminton match with your siblings? Play volleyball with your children. Do a routine workout with your family. During this time movement is very essential as there is to much free time on our hands so make the most of it.
The effects of coronavirus differ from person to person due to their immunity. In this crucial time, it is important to make sure you are boosting your immunity the right way. Start by having a cup of ginger tea once a day as it fights of respiratory diseases and improves your immune system. Make it a habit to sit in the sun for at least an hour or two every day as it provides vitamin D and is useful for your health. Involve fruits in your diet as the nutrients are important for example, Vitamin C has been used to help prevent the common cold. Among other functions, this vitamin can help maintain healthy skin that provides a barrier to germs and other harmful invaders.
Give yourself time
For mothers, this time is hectic. Husband and kids being home all day can cause a lot of noise and stress. To make yourself feel better to learn to be selfish for a few hours in the day for your peace of mind. Read a book, learn to cook a new dish, do a quick yoga workout or meditate.
Hygiene, Hydrate, Health
The most important thing during this time is to make sure you practice oral hygiene. Wash your hands once in every while. Buy alcohol pads to clean your gadgets such as phone and laptop. Drink at least 2 litres of water in a day. Practising this for yourself and your family can have a positive impact on your mental and physical health.