Is, or was, there anything to be gained from enforced social isolation?
We asked seven fitness professionals how it has impacted them both for good bad. And you can use their advice to make your own home improvements.
NPC Bikini competitor, ACSM-certified personal trainer
One thing I’ve been doing is going for walks every day.
Getting fresh air and outside of the house while adhering to social distancing rules has been very beneficial to my mental and physical health.
Not only is it important to get vitamin D from the sun but very often the air in our homes is full of pollutants from all the air fresheners and cleaners we use, so go outside!
I started the year wanting to focus on my glutes and legs.
Heavier lifting was the plan but without a gym or any equipment at my home, I’ve changed the plan to encompass overall fitness and went back to some Pilates workouts I did many years ago.
Judging by the soreness I feel, it’s working! I love how it is centered around the core and that many such workouts are available online. It’s definitely improving my core strength and flexibility.
My diet hasn’t changed.
I was diagnosed with an irritable bowel disease last year and have to follow strict nutritional guidelines. Where this “staycation” has affected me is in my creativity.
I’m doing my best to not even go to the grocery store and simply make do with what’s already in the pantry or freezer. It’s been a lot of fun.
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