10 Ways to Stay Active at Home
Just because you are safe at home, doesn't mean you can't stay active! You just have to get a little more creative and think outside the gym. 😉 Here are 10 ways we came up with to help you move your body while safe at home!
1️⃣ Start a competition with your quarantine mates. 👯 → Who doesn't love a little friendly competition?! Create a simple grid with everyone's name to keep track of workouts, and make fun prizes (for example, the loser has to cook dinner, take out the garbage for a week, etc!)
2️⃣ Work standing up. 🖥️ → It is better for your posture, blood flow, and energy levels. No standing desk? No problem! Get creative: use a box, stack books, etc!
3️⃣ Set a calendar reminder to move your body every hour, on the hour, for at least 3 minutes. 📆 → You can go up and down the stairs, do jumping jacks, squats, push-ups - you name it, just get your blood pumping! → For you #overachievers out there, try our all-time fave 7-minute HIIT workout that really works - we promise!
4️⃣ Play a physical game with your kiddos. 👪 → Try shooting some hoops in the drive way, wrestling in the living room, or even doing a dance workout online!
5️⃣ Sit on yoga ball instead of a chair. 🔵 → It's good for strengthening your core, it's fun, and will encourage you to move more throughout the day! We're fan of this one, available for ~$20 on Amazon.
6️⃣ Host a virtual workout with friends! 💪 → Have everyone join a Zoom or Google Hangout, and screenshare a workout video that everyone can do together 7️⃣ Walk your dog. 🐶 → Walks are great for blood flow through your body, mental clarity and de-stressing, as well as pup bonding! 😍
8️⃣ Use an exercise band. ⭕ → These are great for strength training in the comfort of your own home - and the exercise possibilities are endless! We love LA Resistance Bands (use code GETWELLNESS40 at checkout for 40% off) or you can get a set on Amazon as well! 9️⃣ Do sprints in your driveway or a parking lot. 🏃 → Can't go for a run? No problem-o! Just do sprints - they are faster and more effective anyway! 🔟 Find a great online workout! 🏋️ → Heat Bootcamp is offering free LIVE (and recorded) bootcamp classes on their website → Peloton is offering a free 90-day trial, with tons of great bodyweight strength and bootcamp workouts - plus awesome instructors and killer jams! → Black Swan Yoga is offering $2/month unlimited access to their online yoga classes with code BSYAUSTIN
You got this! Now go get your sweat on in the comfort of your own home. 🏠 I'm continuing to send you good vibes - and I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healhy.. 🙏 Stay awesome! 💙
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