We all know that this last year has been one of the toughest years in most of our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between our social lives, our mental states, and our physical health, 2020 challenged each and every one of us in many different ways. However, staying active and healthy is always an option, no matter your situation. Here are a few tips to building those healthy habits:
Have a Goal
It seems pretty simple at first, but recognizing the work that needs to go into achieving your fitness goal is a major step! It isn't all about working out or eating healthier, it's also about balancing recovery days and staying consistent and motivated. Setting goals will create a reality around your fitness journey and make it easier to start. Once you are ready to start, then you can implement those steps into your exercise schedule.
Formulating an Exercise Schedule
Being at home during these tough times can actually have it's advantages! Besides your kids and pets enjoying more playtime with you, being at home allows you to plan out your day. With that, adding in a 30 minute workout every so often should be no problem. When planning your exercise schedule, be sure to start out with a goal. Whether that is building strength, working on endurance, or losing weight, each workout should add to that fitness goal.
Know Your Limitations
Staying active at home might have its limitations, however, it's not as limited as you may think. It does not have to be difficult or expensive; using household objects or even just body weight can have similar impacts than that of a gym setting. An example of such is shown below. You can get your fitness from anywhere. But also knowing your personal physical limitations is just as important. Stay motivated but don't push yourself to the point of injury. Assessments with professional Personal Trainers can help navigate a realistic plan personalized specifically to your physical needs for your fitness journey.
Follow along with our FX Well Expert as he guides you through an at-home workout! This is just one example of how to get your fitness from anywhere; your schedules can include many similar activities suited to your fitness goals.