3 Tips to improve your health and fitness during lockdown
Are you looking to improve your health and fitness this lockdown?
Maybe during the previous lockdowns here in the UK you managed to do both of those things, which is great, hats off to you. Perhaps you’ve struggled to do those things which is completely understandable given the circumstances.
Hopefully, if you’re reading this, you’re someone who is looking to improve these areas of your life and I’m going to give you 3 simple things that you can do during this lockdown that will improve your fitness and your physical and/or mental health.
2021 promised to be the year where everything changed and we could all put the trials and difficulties of 2020 behind us and move on to a year that provided much more hope and expectation. Yet, here we are again in another lockdown, with the uncertainty of when we’ll be able to see friends and family again, where normal life now consists of crossing the road when someone is walking on the same side of the pavement as you.
Unfortunately, the gyms being closed takes away the opportunity for a lot of us to be able to work towards our goals and make progress, however, much like having to wear a face-mask in Morrisons and not being allowed down the pub, it is out of our control. Focusing on the things we can’t control will always lead to disappointment, frustration and it distracts us from improving areas of our life that we have control of.
2020 showed us that there is always going to be things that are out of our control, but how we react and adapt is what determines how well we can get through it.
So, this lockdown, take control of your health and fitness with these 3 things:
1. DAILY WALK - walking, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated exercises that you can do. Especially now when the majority of us are stuck working and living at home with nowhere else to go. According to Healthline, walking for just 30 mins a day can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 19%. It’s also going to massively improve not only your physical health, but your mental health as well. If you haven’t started walking yet,I urge you to do so. Set a time of when you’re going to walk and where and this will increase the likelihood of you doing it.
2. LEARN A NEW SKILL - this could literally be anything that takes your fancy. Maybe you want to start learning a new language, learn an instrument or be able to do a press up or pull up. Having goals and a desire to achieve something is what's going to keep us motivated and continue waking up with purpose during these times. Whatever skill you choose, make sure it’s something that you really want to do, that way you’ll keep working hard to achieve it.
3. COOK HEALTHIER MEALS - maybe you have some more time on your hands due to the current situation. What better way to use that time to try new things in the kitchen. Maybe you have a recipe book that’s been sitting on the side collecting dust for a while. What better time to get it out and start cooking. Generally speaking meals that we cook ourselves are going to be much healthier than other alternatives. We can also cater for our own tastes, so there’s no better opportunity to start trying new meals and recipes than now.
I hope you found this article helpful and you can stay positive through this 3rd lockdown. I know it’s tough times right now and my thoughts are with everyone that’s affected, stay in touch with friends and family and look out for one another and we’ll get through this.
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Stay safe and take care.
By Lewis Graham