How to avoid bad fitness habits during a lockdown with Lozzahsthoughts (Instagram/Twitter – Lozzahsthoughts).
Hello, and I am back again with yet another blog for the brand. As gyms will be back up and running from next week, here are a few key tips. For all of you to note down, just in case there is a second-wave of this dreadful COVID-19 virus.
1. Be realistic with your expectations
With the lockdown measures easing and working routines hopefully stabilizing, now is the perfect time to plan your workouts around your lifestyle. If you’re an early bird like me and start work at 9 am, you can easily wake up, workout, and get ready in an hour. Or if you like to break up the workday, why not have a lunch workout via Zoom with a friend? It will beat the midday blues and keep you alert, for sure! Lastly, if you prefer to workout at the end of the day, go for that too. The point is, do what suits YOU.
No science dictates exercising at a certain time in the day will get you better results, so long as you bring 100% to the workout.
The best thing to do is to:
- Start with making a plan to exercise 3 times a week for 20 mins a day, and then work your way up to 4 times a week for 30 mins a day. Make sure to challenge your body to ensure it doesn’t plateau.
- Exercises can range from:
1) boot camps at the park
2) home workouts at home
3) participating in live work-outs on Instagram or Facebook.
2. Be consistent
Consistency is key. Take me, for example: in the past four months, I have gone from working out intensely for 1 hour every day to the impact of lockdown straining me to going for 1 hour and 30-minute walks around my local greenery to then doing FitOn app workouts 4 to 5 times a week.
I have changed up my approach to working out based on how my body feels physically. If you do not want to go for a run because it hurts your knees or you are self-conscious (ignore the people looking at you and do you!) or go for a walk. Don’t want to sweat and get the heart racing? Opt for a yoga or meditation session.
Whatever it is, do SOMETHING.
3. Live workout sessions
During a lockdown, live workout sessions are a key helpful way of helping you keep fit and avoiding bad habits. As well as a zoom or cloud meeting. In the past, we have touched on the effectiveness of live sessions, especially in part 2 of our home-workout tips blog series. Just in case there is another lockdown here are a few trainers that will help during quarantine with their effective live sessions.
- Nscfitness – Level 3 Personal trainer: 1/3 Fitness UK Brand Ambassadors. Previously featured in home workout tips blog series, part https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCqWegml_em/?igshid=1ns1k0iv6dohp
2. MITCHELL ROBINSON – Instagram: 1mitchellfitness (1/3 Fitness UK Brand Ambassadors).
Very easy way to help to avoid bad habits by simply participating in a 2k or even the 5k running challenge. This is good cardio, that helps massively in decreasing overall body fat. Especially if it is done quite regularly as well as helping to regulate blood sugar.
The FitOn app is currently providing 25 workouts in a 1-month challenge. This can range from workouts that last within a duration of 10 to 30 minutes per workout. The aim is to get you moving every day in a fun environment.
Another challenge is the 100 skips for 2 weeks which is as simple as how it sounds. A great fat burner and heart pumper, which helps trim the body quickly. It’s cost-effective too.
5. Diet plans
Lastly, the most pivotal part is for one to have a diet plan in place. Not being able to work out at gyms as per normal is one thing, but with a diet plan, you can avoid eating junk or unhealthy food. In the past, we have featured advice on diet plans within our blogs. Either on our blog in January which was on Keto diet or a home shred programme which was included in part 2 of home workout tips by one of our trainers Cherish (@fitwithcee). For any diet plans visit fresco box, shown below.
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