Quarantine has been difficult for all of us, and nothing is as clear as the pesky self-isolation pounds that we’re no doubt sporting after several months of trying to maintain our daily routines. However, there are several effective methods to shed the excess and feel your best. Fittrition invites you to consider the following ways you can maintain your health and fitness while working at home during these difficult times:
It may be obvious, but you should strive not to change your diet just because of quarantine restrictions -- or, at the very minimum, you need to ensure that you are getting the kind of calories that contribute to heart healthiness and personal stability.
It’s clear that physical fitness and certain habits help you remain healthy, but diet has a large impact on your physicality. To that end, maintaining a healthy diet of vegetables and other nutrient-heavy foods could lead to feeling both healthier and happier.
Dieting apps are one of the easier ways to add nutrition into your daily routine but to also make sure you’re not over (or under!) eating. These kinds of applications can help you maintain macros and have a better handle on the kind of food you need to be eating. You can also keep healthy snack options like frozen grapes and celery sticks in the fridge for those times you feel peckish.
For an extra boost, consider adding a supplemental shake like Fittrition’s Slim Shake, which has a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, and can function as a pre- or post-workout supplement, or even has a light snack.
The benefits of physical activity are well documented. According to the CDC, moderate aerobic activity is safe for most people. This includes brisk walking, along with more than two hours (or 150 minutes) of activity per week. Maintaining this level of physical activity can go a long way toward improving well-being and preventing disease.
Of course, you don’t have to be a runner or seriously involved in fitness in order to maintain your weight and nutritional goals. Home-based workouts can provide just the right motivation and stimulation for you to keep that weight-loss goal in sight. For instance, try a quick HIIT circuit on your lunch break, or opt for a strength training workout in the evenings, or maybe even sign up for regular Zoom yoga classes. These small ways of improving your relationship with physical activity all represent the right path for you to take.
When it comes to maintaining your workout routine, fitness trackers can be a significantly helpful resource. Tracking your progress and making sure you’re hitting your daily goals can be an important part of maintaining your daily routine, not to mention that monitoring your progress can be beneficial in the long term. It isn’t absolutely necessary to invest in a fitness tracker, but it does help you remain committed to your overall health goals.
When looking to invest in a smartwatch or fitness tracker, keep in mind the various features. For example, the Apple Watch Series 6 can track your sleep, steps, and calories burned. This smartwatch also tracks electrocardiogram generation and oxygen blood sensors, giving you real-time updates on your health. Plus, these types of fitness trackers have been proven to help us meet our goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. When looking for wearable tech, don’t forget to consider wireless headphones or other audio equipment before you hit the pavement on a run with your new fitness tracker.
Keeping the benefits of fitness trackers, audio equipment, and a healthy diet in mind is incredibly important, especially as we continue through this difficult period. No doubt these tips will help you maintain the healthy lifestyle you need to get rid of those few pounds you may have gained through the self-isolation period.
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