Are you tired of being stuck in your house, waiting for the lockdown to be over? Don’t worry – there are a lot of unconventional ways that you can stay active and work out without ever leaving your home. This blog post gives 5 great ideas on how you can keep healthy during this lockdown!
How to Stay Active During the Lockdown
The lock down has become more prolonged than we anticipated. What are we supposed to do?
As long as you have a little space in your house, there are plenty of ways that you can stay active and keep healthy during this lockdown.
The most important part of staying active is having a plan and the determination to stick with it. If you don’t have any plans yet, here are five great ways that you can still get your workout in.
Tik Tok Dancing
Tik Tok gets a bad wrap about being mostly for young girls. But the truth is that all ages can find something to do there. One popular niche on tik tok is dancing and so if you search for dancing you will stumble across a lot of great exercises.
Another advantage to Tik Tok is that it’s a social media site, so you can find people who post videos on there for how to do different dance moves and then follow along with them. But even if you don’t feel comfortable posting videos of you dancing you can master a dance trend or two and that will still help you stay active.
While Tik Tok may be a new platform to use to find Dances dancing has long been a way to stay active. Just think of it as the next evolution of Jazzercise or Zumba which uses dance to workout. Some videos even have fun themes like club dancing or a workout routine for doing the Macarena.
Whatever kind of dance you’re looking for there’s probably at least one video out there that will help keep you and your loved ones active and healthy during the lockdown. That’s not the only way you can manage to pre-workout online, however.
VR Rhythm Games
If you’re feeling a little closed off during this lockdown another great way to stay active is to utilize Virtual Reality devices like the Quest Occulus to play Rhythm games like Beat Saber. This game is a VR rhythm game where you have to match your blocks with the music and it can be played for hours without ever getting bored. It’s also an excellent way to work on hand eye coordination as well as stay active because you’re constantly swinging, ducking, waving, or emulating any other motions that are being asked of you in the game.
What’s great about this game is that it can be done in short bursts so you don’t have to worry about overdoing it or getting tired too quickly and instead, just practice for as long as you want. You also get points every time you successfully complete a level which give your mental health a boost because of all the dopamine that gets released when you do.
Levelling up in the game might be good for your mental health, but it also means that your body will be getting a great workout. Starting out on the easier levels can be a warmup to get to the expert levels where you will be burning calories and working up a sweat.
VR Rhythm games are perfect for those with limited movement or a disability and you can play them in any room of your house! While feeling like you are in whole other worlds
A more traditional way to stay fit while not leaving the house would be to pick up the practice of Yoga which is a great exercise that will strengthen your muscles and keep them flexible. Yoga can be done at home if you have enough space or for those with limited mobility, there are videos available on Youtube that show different poses which is still beneficial practice to do.
Not only does Yoga help to stay physically fit but it’s also been shown to improve mental health as well. Yoga is a great way to calm the mind and bring it into balance, which can be hard during this lockdown when people are feeling anxious or unbalanced.
The best part about Yoga? It doesn’t require much equipment outside of what you already have at home and works for almost any age group!
In conclusion, there are many ways to stay active and healthy during a lockdown or other natural disaster. The most important thing is that you find something that works for you, your loved ones, and also fits with the environment in which you live! And who knows maybe you will be able to ditch the gym membership when the lockdown is over