Tips for Staying Active While Social Distancing
Hit That Subscribe Button. There are tons of YouTube channels that cater to just about any workout style that makes sense to you, so take your time finding just the right one and then subscribe to the channel. If you like the YouTuber, chances are you’ll like the workouts they put out. The hardest part about working out is sticking to a routine. If you subscribe to the channel, chances are you’ll see more videos from them and continue to be inspired.
Get Comfy. Being comfortable during your workout is extremely important. Fortunately, at home you don’t have to worry about other people looking at you, so you do you! There are other ways to get more comfortable, too. For example, it is difficult for me to exercise indoors without a cold fan blowing on me. Without a draft, I feel stuffy and can’t breathe too well. I put the fan next to me and that helps.
Chart Your Progress. For some people, seeing their progress is a huge motivation. Did you do 5 pushups yesterday and 6 today? That’s progress. Did you watch 2 workout videos last week and 3 this week? That’s progress. Did you eat a whole pint of Blue Bell after your last Jazzercise workout? Who cares.
Involve the Family. Take a walk as a family, ride bikes, have a dance party in the living room, or do yoga together. Involving your children in physical activities with you provides time to connect as a family and models healthy habits for them.