Staying Active at Home

Across the world almost all sports practices, matches and tournaments have been cancelled to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. However, this does not mean that you can’t stay healthy and active whilst stuck inside. In fact, you have more time than ever to try new things and get moving. Even if you didn’t do a sport before quarantine, why not give yoga or jogging a try, you can even use it as CAS hours!

Watching Netflix and eating popcorn for hours on end or spending most of our days looking at a screen has become the norm during these strange times, so why don’t you do some sit-ups or squats whilst watching your favourite series!

When people think of staying fit, their mind may go to running miles and miles and working out everyday, but this is not at all the case. The good thing about working out by yourself is you can push yourself as little or as hard as you want. Thanks to technology there are hundreds of apps or YouTube videos of fitness exercises for all abilities. You can even merge the workouts together, if you see an exercise you like somewhere just add it to the end of the one you’re following. Of course, you don’t have to follow other people and can make up your own routine, but if you are unsure of what to do, this is a great place to start.

Here are a few different examples of exercises you can do:

  • Squats

  • Jump squats

  • Lunges

  • Jump lunges (jumping from one lunge into the other)

  • Burpees

  • Push-ups (if you can’t do full ones, do them on your knees)

  • Star-jumps

  • Plank

  • Side plank

  • Side steps

  • Going for short jogs and building up stamina

  • Going for a bike ride (if you are allowed!)

  • Mountain climbers

  • Bicycle crunches

  • V-sits

If you don’t know what some of these are, you can easily find them by typing them into google.

For those who want a slightly different type of activity, why not try yoga or pilates. Once again there are hundreds of free courses online to try and it is a great way to relax whilst also staying active at the same time. You could even attempt to learn a dance you’ve seen, even if you are not a dancer, it is a great way to have fun with people around you.

Doing exercise keeps you healthy, boosts your immune system and afterwards you feel a great sense of accomplishment, so go and give it a try!

If you have any questions about staying active, leave them in the forum. We’re happy to help!