How to Keep Physically Healthy During the Coronavirus Isolation

30th March 2020

In this time of coronavirus isolation, we’ve all been advised that we can only take one form of outdoor exercise a day. For some this might be more than we normally do but for others it may not be possible to get outdoors, either during isolation or at any time. For the sports lovers amongst us, one form of exercise a day might not be enough so we’ve come up with some great ideas that you can try out at home whilst staying in the house.

  • Walk up the stairs

It might seem like a silly thing to do but walking up and down your stairs is actually quite a good work out. Trust me after a few ups and downs you will start to feel the burn. (And if you think that?s too easy try running up and down them). Make sure your stairs are clear of any obstructions before you start and wear sensible footwear. Take it at your own pace and stop if you feel tired.

  • Chair Based Exercises

Chair based exercises aren?t only easy to do but almost everyone can do them. All you need is a comfortable chair and a little bit of time. The exercises are low impact and can help improve your overall mobility too.

If you want to know more watch this video.

  • Start Yoga

Yoga is a great way to keep your mind refreshed and your body healthy and physically fit. Again it’s another low impact activity, but that doesn’t mean it’s not giving you a full workout! All you’ll need is comfortable clothing and a bit of space, an exercise mat is useful but not essential.

If you want to start why not check out this video.

  • Full Body Work Out for Beginners

If you are used to doing regular exercise and are missing your favourite workout class then have a look online for some great workout videos. There’s lots of free classes available including some great ones to do with the kids too or when you’re short on time.

If you want a little bit more then some basic stretches why not check this 15 minute workout video out.

  • Learn to Dance

If you’ve got access to YouTube you can find lots of free dance videos to get you started. During isolation Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Oti Mabuse is hosting free daily dance classes at 11:30am on her YouTube channel which is a great way to get moving.

If you don’t want to follow a routine or structured class, just pop on your favourite music and have a shimmy around the living room or kitchen instead to get you moving!

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