For a year, the COVID-19 lockdown and curfew have turned life upside down. People were trapped inside the house, the culture of working from home and many different things were introduced in our lives.
For a year, the COVID-19 lockdown and curfew have turned life upside down. People were trapped inside the house, the culture of working from home and many different things were introduced in our lives. Amidst all this, it became almost difficult to stay active as the movement of people was limited inside the houses.
This led to a limited amount of physical activity, which resulted in many health problems such as joint pain, diabetes and mental health problems. Therefore, it becomes very important to take care of your physical fitness in such a situation.
And what can be a better day than Family Health and Fitness Day for the well being of yourself and your family. Yes, this special day falls on every second Saturday of June and is celebrated to spread awareness about health and exercise in the communities. So, as the day approaches, here we are with a list of workouts that you can do with your family, with older adults and kids.
However, exit is not recommended as it is still not completely secure. Just try and take a walk with your family in your home area or in your indoor park. But make sure to follow the COVID-19 guidelines to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. You can jump or run anywhere without moving even inside the house.
This is one of the best exercises to do with your family as you do not need much space. Just find a clear floor where all the family members can sit and do yoga postures. Practicing yoga can not only help in staying physically fit, but it also helps in relieving stress and other mental health problems that many people are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pilates is completely safe and is done for a strong core. In such a situation, Mat Pilates is a good option. This exercise focuses on strengthening the body and also works on your lower back, abdomen etc.
For those wondering how it’s possible for everyone in the family to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), since it’s a vigorous form of exercise, don’t worry, just start with slow and easy exercises and then go back to the top. If you get comfortable with the initial form of the exercise, then switch to the more difficult yoga asanas.
Weight training can be done by all age groups but it is not recommended for children. This form of workout routine can result in stronger muscles and bones as well as a reduced risk of injury. But weight training is not about building a body or building a heavy body, it is about toning the body and building muscles.
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