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Physical and Mental Health During a Lockdown

At first, the lockdown felt like a blessing for many people – a break from the daily rush and a
chance for us to slow down a breathe.
But, the more time we spend in isolation, the more we realize something:
We need to be more disciplined than ever if we want to stay fit, feel good, and maintain our
mental health during these trying times.

The Four Pillars Of Physical and Mental Health During
a Lockdown 

 Our physical and mental health are two sides of the same coin.

 Our physical fitness and conditioning hugely impacts our mental health. If it suffers, our mental health also takes a hit, creating a cursed cycle.
The good news is, when a person starts taking better care of their physical health, they also
notice their mental health improving. This is one solid reason why physically active people tend
to suffer from depression much less than their sedentary counterparts.
When out in the real world, we tend to divide our days into distinct parts: work, exercise, play,
and sleep.
But, during a lockdown, these four distinct parts of one’s life can blend into one and create
chaos. Even worse, we may stop paying attention to some (like exercise) and overindulge in
others (like play).
For the sake of staying fit and taking good care of your mental health during a lockdown, it’s
vital to separate them. As much as you may not want to hear it, keeping a schedule can be
incredibly beneficial for that.
Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at one of those pillars: fitness.

Home Workouts and Fitness - Stay Fit and Maintain Your Mental Health

Many people disregard home training with the excuse that they don’t have any workout
equipment. This is mostly thanks to the myth that we need all sorts of fitness equipment if we
can ever hope to train productively.
The truth is, with the right tactics, you can have productive workouts with little equipment.
And the best part is, you don’t have to expose yourself to the risks of going to the gym, and you
get to save money on gym memberships, commuting, and other related expenses.
 
For instance, you can have a quick workout at home by bundling together several exercises in a circuit fashion. Here are some workout Ideas: 

Warm up

Jump rope   45 Sec

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Catch a breath

Workout 1

Banded Jump Squats 30 Sec

Catch a breath
Catch a breath

Workout 2

Side Stretch 30 Sec each arm

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Catch a breath

Workout 3

Side Front Side Raises  30 Sec

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Catch a breath

Workout 4

Bicycle 60 Sec

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Cool down

This is one round. Repeat that three to five times, and you’ve got yourself a full-body home
workout. And the best part is, you only needed a few or no workout equipments.
  
If you struggle with motivation, and how to make your working out at home a habit, Read our top 3 tips to help your get started.
 
To add to the above, you can turn your home workout into a monthly workout challenge to keep your work easy and manageable :

4 Weeks #stayfitathome Workout Challenge

Week 1

Goal for the this week is to complete the full Workout with 10-20 sec rest 
 
Warm up
Workout 1
Workout 2
Workout 3
Workout 4
Cool down

Week 2

Goal for the this week is +5 seconds in each workout.
 
Warm up
Workout 1
Workout 2
Workout 3
Workout 4
Cool down

Week 3

Goal for the this week is +10 seconds in each workout.
 
Warm up
Workout 1
Workout 2
Workout 3
Workout 4
Cool down

Week 4

Goal for the this week is +15 seconds in each workout.
 
Warm up
Workout 1
Workout 2
Workout 3
Workout 4
Cool down
In as little as a month, you would almost double your performance across the different
exercises. This is a fun and motivating way to progress the difficulty, improve your fitness, and
have something to look forward to.
Alternatively, you can keep your exercise length the same and instead try to do more
repetitions. For example, if you can do 8 jump squats in 30 seconds on week one, try to add a
repetition in each workout.

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As much as we may not enjoy it, the name of the game is “stay home, stay safe.” Eventually,
things will pass, and better times will come. But, until then, our job is to better ourselves,
maintain our fitness, and get back to society new and improved.
Hopefully, you’ve learned a thing or two today and are ready to apply these tips
to your home
workouts.
Share with us your tips of mental health during lockdown
 
#Stayfitathome

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