Staying Active at Home

Author: MarinHealth
Staying Active at Home

Fitness & Exercise While Social Distancing

As we continue to spend more time at home due to the current novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, it can be tempting to spend more time relaxing and sitting still. While it may be beneficial to take some time to relax every once in a while, falling into sedentary behaviors can wreak havoc on your overall fitness and health, and can lead to aches and pains. Below are some tips to help you keep your body healthy while you stay home and continue to practice social distancing.

Get Up and Stretch

Falling into a sedentary lifestyle can lead to a multitude of conditions, including joint, bone, and muscle pain. Remember to get up and get moving every day to maintain your bone and joint health. Get up and stretch once each hour or set aside an hour each day — each of these adds to your weekly total of recommended exercise.

Go for a Walk or Run

Although it is advised to stay out of public or crowded spaces, you are still able to head out into the great outdoors for exercise to break up your at-home routine. Take your dog out for a walk, or go for a jog to enjoy some fresh air, but be sure to follow proper social distancing protocols. Make sure to remain at least six feet away from others and wear a cloth face covering if you encounter others on your path.

Take a Dance Break

Missing your time at your gym right now? You might be finding it difficult to replicate your exercise routine at home. But there’s one workout that only requires your body, dancing. Dancing is an excellent source of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, a great family activity, and it’s a whole lot of fun! All you have to do is select your favorite songs and get moving! Check out our Pandora station to get started.

Take an Online Fitness Class

If you enjoy exercising in a class setting, there is an abundance of online resources when it comes to finding instruction. Whether you enjoy spin classes or just want guidance on what types of exercises you should be following to meet your goals, there are free and paid options available.

Don’t Let Injury Slow You Down

At MarinHealth, we offer full-service orthopedic care, from preventative treatments, to care for sports injuries, surgery, and rehabilitation. Our orthopedic team offers comprehensive care for bone and joint issues of all kinds, whether they stem from injury or overuse, or from a progressive condition like arthritis. Learn more about our orthopedic services, today.