You probably find yourself stuck inside like everyone else due to the shelter-in-place orders that have been enacted in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. With so many things currently unavailable to you, the gym, your local pool, or other favorite workout center, you may be wondering how to keep yourself active and healthy. In today’s post, we’ll share some ideas and suggestions you can use to maintain an active routine.

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1. Get Outside

Just because your gym is closed doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising — go outside! You can hike one of your favorite paths or try a new one, go kayaking if the weather permits, ride your bike, or rediscover the joy of rollerblading.

2. Exercise With a Friend

While you can’t get as close to each other as you’re used to, you can still meet up to exercise while maintaining an appropriate distance of six feet between each other. You can ride bikes, hike, or even do aerobic activities facing each other across a short distance.

3. You’re Never Too Old for Recess

Recess may be something you’ve long forgotten about, but it’s good to provide yourself with both structured and unstructured time. Look for ways to schedule a mix of structured activities such as reading and exercise with unstructured activities such as enjoying the sunshine on your back porch or listening to music.

4. Improve General Fitness

You want to create a strong core, as these muscles support nearly every movement you make throughout the day. In fact, you don’t even need a gym membership to build the strong muscles you want. You can perform body-weight exercises, follow home-based video workouts, and more.

5. Body-Weight Exercises

Speaking of body-weight exercises, there are a wide variety from which to choose to provide some variety to your workouts, including:

  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Pushups
  • Yoga

Typically, you can get the most benefit from these types of movements by putting them together in a circuit. Make sure to start out slow and gradually increase the intensity, frequency, and duration of your workouts, especially if you haven’t been active for a while.

8. Stay in Touch With Others

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, which is why you need to look for ways to stay connected with your friends. Whether they are part of your fitness community or someone you enjoy spending time with, you can encourage one another by sharing your thoughts and feelings on the current situation, as well as your hopes for the future.

In addition, you can challenge one another to complete a certain number of steps, ride a specific number of miles on a stationary bike, or run a virtual race together to compare your results. No matter what you choose to do, be sure not to isolate yourself more than is necessary.

9. Just Dance

There are a number of dance-centered video games that are so much fun. If you don’t already have one, consider browsing some of the available options and purchasing or downloading one today. Try out a few of the dances on the easy level and then challenge a friend to play online with you. You’ll be able to get the exercise you need while connecting with friends.

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During uncertain times, it can be a little scary to think about what the future holds, and how to make plans. At Upper Crust Food Service, we know that you’re probably missing your chapter, your friends, and all of your usual activities. While you’re not thinking about food catering services right now, we’re here to let you know that our Top Rated National® college catering service will be here to provide the healthy food you need when things get back to normal. Contact us today to learn about the services we offer.