Having to stay at home in order to follow the Government’s measures to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus has made us lazier. Because the gyms were closed too many people stayed at home without their exercise routine. Staying quarantined at home longer time, as we all did, is increasing the risk of death and many chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart diseases etc. In order to avoid such diseases it is time to start being more active and take more care for your health. Here are six ways to keep yourself more active and healthy.
1. Drink more water
Drinking water is one of the best things you need to do in order to keep your body hydrated and to accelerate your metabolism. Drinking water is also important because you will go to the bathroom more often which is good to expel the harmful substances from the organism.
2. Take dance breaks
One way to avoid exercising, but to stay active during the day is to take dance breaks during the day. Put your favorite song on YouTube and start dancing in the rhythm of the song. You will boost your mood and you will lose calories too. It is a win-win opportunity you mustn’t miss.
3. Turn TV time into exercise time
Do you spend all the day watching movies on Netflix? Well use the time spend in front of the TV to make some simple exercises that will keep you in form. You can for example get on the floor and get in some planks or push-ups. Just 10 or 15 minutes of exercising while watching TV and your body will be thankful to you.
4. Park further away from store entrances
Do you go everywhere with your car? Well, one way to stay active even if you are going to the grocery by a car is to avoid parking close to the grocery or the store you are going to. That way you will have to walk to the market and get some extra steps that will build up your muscles.
5. Ditch your chair for an exercise ball
Do you have an exercise ball at home that you don’t use because you are too lazy to make some exercises at home? Don’t do it anymore. Just change your sitting chair with your exercise ball and spend some time in the day to sit on it and make some simple exercises while sitting.
6. Take up bike riding as a hobby
This is the perfect time to start a new hobby. And the best one to take is riding a bike. Riding a bike is the best way to take some cardio and to improve your health, to build your muscles and all your body.