The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for many, and for many of us, it has meant a decrease in physical activity and an increase in unhealthy snacking. With many of us stuck at home, it can be difficult to find the motivation and time to get back into shape. However, getting back into shape is essential for physical and mental well being.
Here are some tips to help you get back into shape and stay healthy during the pandemic.
First, set realistic goals for yourself. We all have different levels of fitness and it is important to set achievable goals that you can work towards. Think about what you want to achieve and how you can get there, and then set a timeline to reach your goals.
Second, find ways to stay active. With gyms and other fitness centers closed, it can be difficult to find ways to stay active. However, there are still plenty of options. Consider taking up an online fitness class, going for walks or bike rides, or even trying out a new workout routine at home.
Third, make healthy eating a priority. Eating healthy is essential to staying in shape, so make sure to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Focusing on lean proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables is a great start. Also, try to limit your intake of processed and sugary foods.
Fourth, stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is key to maintaining your physical fitness, so make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Finally, don’t forget to take care of your mental health. It is just as important as physical health. Exercise, meditate, and find ways to relax. Getting back into shape doesn’t have to be a stressful process. With some dedication and discipline, you can make it easier.
Setting realistic goals, staying active, eating healthy, staying hydrated, and taking care of your mental health are all key to getting back into shape and staying healthy after the pandemic. As always, if you need help with any of these things, reach out to set a No Sweat Intro with one of our coaches and we will help you put your plan together.