By Anya Willis
All across the country, shops, restaurants, and other services have opened back up. However, experts continue to emphasize that social distancing is important. As a result, most of us are still limiting our trips outside, preferring to stay home and keep COVID-19 spread as low as possible.
That said, cabin fever is a challenge that goes hand in hand with months of social distancing. Many of us are starting to feel bored, listless, and anxious while stuck at home. Fortunately, we all have an effective tool at our disposal to fight cabin fever: exercise. Here’s how working out saves you from the stuck-inside blues, as well as a few ways you can get your family moving.
The Power of Exercise
Understanding the benefits of regular movement will help motivate you and your family.
- Exercise regulates mood and fights cabin fever.
- It keeps you looking and feeling your best.
- Regular movement may even improve your immune system.
Working out in nature doubles your cabin fever-fighting power.
- Take kids for a walk around the neighborhood — younger children may enjoy a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
- Running and biking are great ways to explore your area while social distancing.
- Want to go for a hike? Remember to stay safe on trails, and stick to your local parks.
- Enjoy a yoga workout at Geode Yoga & Fitness.
Rainy Day? You can exercise at home, no problem.
- If you set up a home gym, you’ll have easy access to your favorite equipment.
- You can practice yoga anywhere — all you need is a mat!
- There are YouTube exercise videos to get the whole family moving.
- Take steps to prevent negative energy from invading your workout space.
Focus on other healthy habits as well to keep your family feeling great.
- Get a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies.
- Drink at least 11 to 15 cups of water every day.
- Make good-quality sleep a priority.
- Set specific wellness goals, and check in to see how you’re doing.
Use these resources to come up with an exercise plan that works for your family. Making goals and sticking with them will do you and your loved ones a world of good right now. Instilling good workout habits now will empower your family to live healthily their whole lives long.
For most of her childhood Anya struggled with her weight. In school, she was bullied because of it, and it wasn’t until she took a yoga class in college that things started to change. Anya now uses her knowledge and love for yoga to help kids find physical activities to keep them happy and moving.
To learn more about Geode Yoga & Fitness, you can visit their website, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 740-649-1696.
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