Physical activity includes all forms of active recreation. It does not have to be only strenuous gym workouts or sports. Stretching, playing, dancing, gardening, climbing the stairs and even house cleaning and carrying heavy shopping items are all part of being physically active. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when so many of us are restricted in our movements, it is even more important to be as active as possible. Regular physical activity can also help you give the day a routine.
How to stay active during lockdown?
Being active during the lockdown is challenging but possible. That’s why it’s important to plan out ways to be active without moving out, and to reduce time spent sitting for long periods.
Even a short break from sitting, by doing three-five minutes of physical activity, such as walking, breathing exercises, yoga or walking will help you relax, ease muscle strain, get rid of mental tension and improve blood circulation.
Set up a regular routine to be active every day, by planning a physical activity or exercise break either by yourself, by joining an online course, or by setting up a time to be active online with your friends or colleagues.
Do not exercise if you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Stay home and rest, seek medical attention and call in advance.