HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR WORK- OUT ROUTINE IN QUARANTINE
While a workout routine can be challenging to start and maintain, it’s essential to losing weight and staying healthy. As I write this, many of us are homebound, worried about our health, and unable to make it to the gym. Since National Men’s Health Week is from June 10–16, I want to share how I got into an exercise schedule and how you can burn calories right from your living room! Personally, the quickest way for me to get into a routine is by setting a schedule and sticking to it. As you outline your plan, be honest with yourself about when you can exercise. For instance, I can never motivate myself to start a morning workout, so I usually exercise after work. And if you know your Mondays are busy and stressful, they’re probably not the best days to exercise. When starting your routine, ensure you’re working out different muscles each day. On the first day of my routine, I focus on chest, biceps, and trapezius muscles. The next day, I’ll focus on tricep exercises, among others. After two days of upper body workouts, I’ll finish off my routine with leg exercises, but I do only 15 minutes of cardio. Also, you should limit the days you work out to 3–4 in a row, since the harder you work your muscles, the longer they need to rest. “It’s essential to think about how you spent your day in your old routine. If you used to have a long morning commute, use that time you’re saving to work out before starting your day.”
If you’re homebound and working remotely, it can be stressful to incorporate a workout into your new daily schedule. But with weight training and
originality, you can maintain an exercise plan no matter where you are. It’s essential to think about how you spent your day in your old routine. If you used to have a long
morning commute, use that time you’re saving to work out before starting your day. Or if you’re saving time during lunch, take that time to knock out a quick run or exercise! It can be hard to exercise at home if you lack the equipment you usually use at the gym. However, doing push-ups, planking, squatting, or doing leg lifts are great ways to help build muscle and stay on track with your workout regimen. Another issue with being stuck at home is that it can be hard finding room to burn calories, so rethink how you’re using living spaces. After work, turn your living room or office into your workout area by rearranging large pieces of furniture. To ensure you have enough space, spread out on the floor as if you were making snow angels. If you don’t have enough space, park your car outside and use the garage. While I’ve maintained a nice routine, being homebound makes it challenging to stick to it sometimes. If you have any tips for how you stay on track with your fitness goals, let me know!
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