There are only two things that can happen to you when you come out of quarantine – you’re either chiseled or in desperate need of an exercise and diet regimen.
The worldwide pandemic left millions of people cooped in their homes and businesses closing down. The gyms, parks, and exercise studios were not spared from this crisis, what with the social distancing protocol and lockdowns being implemented. While there may be chaos outdoors, you simply cannot allow your mind and your body to collapse.
Staying fit while in quarantine and in shape is achievable. Even when you live in a small space or do not have a complete set of gym equipment – don’t fret – various options can help you exercise while indoors. You can even target specific parts of your body (e.g. upper body, chest, core muscles, lower body, or your back) when you seriously consider your exercise routine options.
Home Workout Videos and Apps
You’ve probably seen home workout routines being led by instructors on TV. These pre-recorded exercise videos require just a few to zero equipment so it is easy to start anytime.
You don’t even have to worry about social distancing when doing your home workout because you’re safe in your home. You can do boot camp style exercises, yoga, plyometrics, Pilates, boxing, or high-intensity workouts. You can even run a marathon while in the comforts of your living room.
As Simple As It Gets
Without a doubt, physical activity can benefit both your mind and body so there is no question whether you should move about while on home quarantine. The real question is what sort of movements can keep you fit?
Being active at home during the CoVid-19 outbreak can be as simple as dancing to your favorite tune, walking up and down the stairs, stretching, playing some active video games, skipping rope, balance, or muscle strength training.
The World Health Organization recommends that adults need to have at least half an hour of physical activity each day so binge-watching all day is out of the question.
Marathon on Treadmill
Home treadmills are not what they used to be. The machines of today are equipped with huge screens and even come with apps that can help you track your progress. This machine can be your best friend during these trying times. It is time to put it to good use by improving your endurance and overall wellness.
Running a marathon on a treadmill is an excellent way to stay fit during the quarantine. You can begin with small goals and gradually increase up to 20 miles in just a few months.
So, are you capable of running many miles?
The secret to successfully running a marathon (even at home) is to slowly build up the number of miles that you run as well as your confidence. Just like strengthening your muscles, you need to take it one step at a time. Running a mile can be a struggle for some people but increasing the distance each week will help create a clearer picture of your goal.
Physical and Mental Benefits
Stay-at-home-marathon has many benefits for the human body. First, you will have a stronger heart, you will also enjoy capillary growth in your muscle fibers, and your lungs’ aerobic capacity is significantly increased.
If it has been your long-term goal to be strong, then you would be elated to know that running increases muscle strength. It also assists the body with glycogen storage.
Glycogen is the body’s source of energy during an arduous activity so the more glycogen you have, the fewer chances that you will feel fatigued.
Mentally, confidence is not the only thing that you will slowly build with running. Many runners are known to be psychologically tough and can cope with the roughest situations. And in this world of social distancing and quarantine, everyone could use a little physical and mental strength to get by. So, are you ready to run your first home marathon?