Now the Virtual MSMW 2020 Race is over, We want to help you keep race ready, so here is the first in our series of useful tips.
We all know the health benefits of physical activity and it’s as important as ever during social distancing. Here’s how you can stay active, remain physically fit and maintain positive mental health:
1.KEEP UP A ROUTINE
Most of us have less structure to our daily routines, especially if working from home. Keep a regular routine with your workouts to frame your day and ensure that you do not skip out on exercise.
2.CREATE PERSONAL GOALS AND TARGETS
This is a great way to stay motivated and keep on track to achieve what you desire.
3.SPEND A FEW MINUTES STRETCHING IN THE MORNING
Whether you have five minutes or twenty, spending a few minutes first thing in the morning stretching out and mobilising the joints and muscles can be very beneficial for both the mind and body.
4.GET OUTSIDE EVERY DAY
Throughout the lockdown period, The Government have recognised the importance of outdoor activity. As restrictions ease, there is more opportunity to exercise outdoors, so continue to make time each day for some outdoor activity.
Of course running it is one of the most efficient ways to workout. If you’re not a runner, walking can provide similar health benefits.
5.HAVE A VIRTUAL WORKOUT DATE OR FIND A VIRTUAL WORKOUT BUDDY
Find a friend to participate in a virtual workout program with you. This will keep you motivated and is a great way to stay social while maintaining social distancing.
6.TAKE PART IN ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAMS
There are many home fitness apps and websites available that allow for all different types of workouts from home strength training to yoga and maybe even high intensity interval training!
7.EXERCISE WITH PETS
This is a great way to keep exercise fun whilst spending quality time with your pet.