If you are fortunate to be at home during these challenging times (not everyone is), there is a good chance you’ve lost access to your gym, a personal trainer or a workout partner. While that’s not your fault, allowing one’s personal vitality to suffer is a choice.
Fit Leaders know that engaging in regular physical exercise improves mood; boosts energy levels and immunity; and increases our brain health.
It can be tempting, particularly when we are afraid, anxious and feeling unsure of our future, to turn to time-wasting activities that the Stoics use to label “dead time”. While some dead time can be soothing, if you’re looking to convert some of your dead time to alive time, here are some free or inexpensive resources to support your ongoing fitness and aliveness.
- 7-minute workout app
- 8 free quarantine home workouts to try during the COVID-19 outbreak
- These 29 Home Workout Hacks Help to Make Your House a Gym
- Nike Training Club — Waived monthly fee for its premium service indefinitely
- How to Approach Being Active During the COVID-19 Crisis
Even before the emergence of COVID-19, doctors and scientists have been alerting us to the “sitting disease”. According to Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic, “sitting is more dangerous than smoking and is more treacherous than parachuting.”
Are you one of the 1 in 4 Americans that sit for more than 8 hours a day? Remaining active not only preserves our physical fitness; it also decreases the risk of depression.
Take advantage of some of the resources listed above. When it is safe to return to the gym and to work out with others, we will be ready and still in shape.