Being physically fit contributes greatly to overall health. Many people have chosen to go to the gym as their preferred choice of exercise, but what happens when the gym is closed like right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic? There are countless resources available online to keep active, but sometimes it really boils down to having the motivation to do all those things. Here are some ideas to help you stay focused on your fitness goals while gyms are closed.

1. Don’t turn a blind eye on your diet

You know what they say, “You can’t out-train a poor diet.”. Your body needs proper nutrition to remain healthy and perform at its best. Be careful of those tempting “comfort foods”. Aim to maintain a balanced diet. You might want to read this post on why we crave comfort foods when it’s cold outside to put things in perspective and help you plan your diet better.

2. Don’t leave your fitness to chance

Now that you no longer going to the gym, think of creative ways to stay active.

  • Try rope skipping
  • Yoga with the family at home
  • Find online exercise videos to follow in the comfort of your home
  • Chase the kids around the yard

Don’t leave it to chance. Plan your weekly exercise activities to get a variety of activities so that you can give your body a full workout.

3. Maintain a balance

Even though exercise is essential to becoming healthier and fit, you should not neglect all the other factors that contribute to a healthy body like getting enough rest, staying hydrated and eating healthily.
You might also want to see these tips for working from home productively.

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You might want to read this post on staying motivated to exercise when it’s cold outside.