Whether you call it the corona-tine, corona-cation, or simply the COVID-19 quarantine, the past couple of months have fully uprooted lifestyles and routines across the world. We hope that you’re staying safe and taking every precaution necessary to remain home and healthy.
However, if you’re like us, you like to live life on the go. With gyms, beaches, and public services closing across the country, us movers and fitness aficionados don’t have a lot to do, but we can’t just stay cooped up around the house.
Luckily, you can still focus on your health and wellness while taking all the necessary precautions to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Let’s talk about things you can do to stave off boredom and stay healthy during the quarantine.
By now, you’ve probably been working out at home, and you’re probably frustrated that it’s not as good as hitting the gym or being in nature. Maybe you’re also struggling to stay motivated, and you keep skipping workouts you plan on doing. It’s okay to take breaks as you adjust to this “new normal,” but with hiking season around the corner, getting prepared and staying in shape is key. Here are some of our top at-home workouts to keep you active and moving – dumbbells optional!
- Bicycle crunches
- Elbow planks
- Donkey kicks
- Calf raises
- Alt Arm / Leg Plank
- Scapular Shrugs
Arms & Chest
- Push-ups / Diamond push-ups
- Tricep dips / extensions
- Body rows
- Chest Squeezes
- Forearm curls
These home exercises are enough to fill the week and target all the necessary muscles for hiking, rock climbing, swimming, and any other outdoor adventure. Additionally, you don’t have to workout alone – live videos on YouTube or Instagram are great options for staying motivated.
Find Your Yogi
Chances are, you have to stay indoors more often. Whether you’re working from home or taking care of the family, your time is also being spent behind screens, on the phone, and getting work done. Additionally, the state of the world is emotionally draining for a lot of people right now: whether you know someone with the virus or just read the news, these past few months have been stressful.
It’s important to stay productive during this time, but it’s also important to de-stress and focus your mind. Yoga and meditation are great indoor activities that can help fight the stress of everyday life right now. Both activities are known for boosting your immune system, improving your mood, and helping you sustain your focus for longer periods. Whether you’re an amateur meditator or a professional yogi, make sure this is part of your daily wellness routine.
Don’t take the phrase “shut-in” literally – go outside as much as possible. Staying cooped up in one room too long can make even the most level-minded a little crazy, and the worst thing you can do during this time is lock yourself up. This is a great time to try something new while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Have you ever wanted to go camping, rock climbing, or explore a new trail?
Name a place that your bike or feet haven’t touched yet, and get out there. With social distancing measures in place, many public areas, including trails and parks, are less populated; with doctors recommending at least six feet of space between yourself and others, you might find the outdoors are even more enjoyable during this time.
Ready for your next adventure? Take us with you! As temperatures heighten around the United States, you don’t want to go on a long adventure without the right backpacking equipment. ExtremeMist lets you access a drinking and spray-mist reservoir that keeps you cool, whether you’re hiking under the Arizona sun or jogging along the California coast. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind cooling system, or shop today!
We hope you stay healthy and safe during this unprecedented pandemic. Let us know how you use ExtremeMist to stay active and well!