Disruption is the reality!
The everyday routine is disrupted for sure at this point, and it’s looking like we’re going to move towards reopening the economy really soon!
But it will be a slow process, and even with that said it’s still important to place your health as a priority.
With life seemingly altered forever, this is still an incredible opportunity…
If that’s true…
Then it’s true that it all starts at home. Since we’re all home anyways…
Here’s a few things we can do to level-up and take it up a notch.
Set Daily Step Goals – No need to sit in the house all day, put your smartwatch on and count ‘em up. It will motivate you to keep track and push yourself on to the next goal.
Set New Training Goals – For the record, I love to lift weights, I love that feeling of getting stronger, but whataya know, due to the situation I got some new goals. Goals like doing cardio 4 days a week…
And that’s basically to win a bet I have with my wife.
She bet that I couldn’t run a 7-minute mile. (shhh! I can’t! Too fast and too far for me.)
Use Home Projects for Activities – So a few activities that I’ve decided to embark on this pandemic season, I painted my son’s room, painted the garage, put a trampoline together, and put together a new crib. I’m no handyman, but now all I have is nothing but time to learn.
Get Outdoors – You can still go outside, it’s getting warmer and it’s a perfect time for a walk or to go for a run. Take advantage of good weather whenever you can.
Even as we find ways to stay healthy, please stay connected to other goals that you have in your life.
We talked about setting activity goals for your health.
Now let’s move on to life.
Set Improvement Goals – The beauty of this situation is that life is almost simple. We’re all stuck in the house, but on the bright side of that is; this is a major opportunity to improve ourselves. There are online courses that you could be taking to learn new skills. When the economy opens up, you’ll be in a position to level up.
I think COVID-19 will change business, think about how many people are now working from home, how many people are now getting educated at home through online classrooms. We will try to go back to normal but it’s hard to see how we won’t come out of this thing as a different America.
Create a Routine – The hardest part for me initially was my routine was broken. I had activities in my head that I felt like needed to get done, but it just wasn’t happening. My morning was a blur and my ques that I use to get ready to get a workout in were gone. I found myself working later, working out less and stressed out.
Slowly but surely I caught on. I had to get into a routine and plan my day out.
Don’t lose this time at home. Let’s make the most of this situation.
Get Dressed and Ready – Why not just wear the PJ’s all day? Well for one getting ready for the day changes your mindset and prepares us to get the day going.
But if you want to go deeper check out the link below. There are also some good references for online courses you can take to better yourself professionally, and there are also a few resources for free workouts. There’s a ton of great resources that you can explore in regard to your mental health, and there’s something for entertainment too.
Sedentary Behavior, Home Workouts, and Mental Boosts During Lockdown|Leighpeele.com
Fitness Experts Share Common Mistakes When Working Out
Take a look at these common mistakes that people make when working out. Here are just a few that spoke to me.
- “Focusing on the scale – it lies”
- “Not realizing that weight loss is 80% diet. It’s nearly impossible to work out a bad diet.”
- “Lots of people think that cardio is the key to weight loss, but it’s really strength training that will serve you in the long run.”
- “I see so many people who just want to lose belly fat, get rid of bigger arms, or ‘get smaller thighs and a bigger butt’ — but unfortunately, it’s not possible to spot reduce. We don’t get to pick where we lose fat, and everyone will lose it differently.”
- “Trying to lose weight as fast as possible. Realistic and gradual reasonable weight loss is not only better, but more sustainable.”
- “Focusing only on weight loss or toning. I’ve found that when you set strength and lifestyle goals like, ‘be able to do 10 push-ups’ or ‘walk up the stairs without losing my breath,’ instead of ones based on how you want to look, it’s easier to stay consistent and feel proud.”
- “The biggest mistake I see people make is not having a consistent routine. Working out seven days a week after being sedentary is a sure way to drop out of the workout program, and working out at a brutal intensity that your body isn’t used to will not lead to results. What will work is gradually adding intensity or frequency of exercise to what you normally have been doing.”
23 Fitness Experts Share The Mistakes We’re Making When We Work Out, And I Was So, So Wrong|Goodful on Buzzfeed
Maybe Walking Ain’t So Bad After All
“While studies have shown that weightlifting, resistance and core training burn fat and provide cardiovascular benefits, research likewise has shown that walking can be a perfect whole-body exercise, a lower-impact workout with far fewer hazards. It can be done anywhere, anytime and with no expenditure of money.”
Why more men should see walking as a perfect form of exercise|Washington Post
Did You Start a New Workout Program at Home?
As people take on new home workouts from their homes or the latest #pushchallenge. The pros have a few tips that will help with the soreness and how to avoid the pain
New Home Workouts Come With New Aches and Pains|Wallstreet Journal
Yes I’m in Shape…Those Are Just Curves
People come in all shapes and sizes, and we all have good reason to love our bodies, but let’s cut to the science on fat and in particular visceral fat.
Visceral Fat: The Fat We Can All Agree to Hate|Greatist
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