5 ways to stay active at home
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You’re in touching distance of a fitter, healthier you – despite what social distancing rules say.
Read on for five of our favourite home exercise tips…
Play an active computer game
A gaming session doesn’t have to involve slouching on the sofa. The Nintendo Switch uses lightweight controllers across a range of fitness titles to make setting up your home workout studio easier than ever. The new Ring Fit is a high-tech resistance band that can be squeezed, pulled, twisted and turned, and comes with a leg strap to ensure you’re firing from all cylinders.
Use smart workout machines
The internet of things has allowed us to turn bedside lamps on without lifting our heads from pillows. Smart running and rowing machines, however, demand a bit more of our energy. WiFi enabled machines complete with screens allow you to join live classes, see how you compare with your fellow pupils and offer live feedback of your performance. Your instructor can even offer words of encouragement as you pedal and pull.
Try workout subscriptions, or free video content
If space is an issue, Netflix-for-fitness style subscriptions are also available. The services allow you to place a mat anywhere in front of a mobile or smart TV to raise your heart rate, wherever it’s most convenient for you. You could even give free trials a go before parting with your cash. If you’d rather experiment with different classes there are a wealth of free fitness videos available to stream on YouTube too.
Tackle the gardening
Those of us with gardens have enjoyed the great outdoors while also maintaining a bit of privacy. But your lawns, flower beds and sheds could be the perfect space to get active too. There’s no greater time to take on a big garden project to spruce up your space, and sweat a little in the process. Everyday maintenance jobs including weeding, raking and trimming are a great form of moderate exercise for a more frequent workout.
Join the kids for a dance
Many of us can be shy when sharing our moves, which is a shame when the combination of movement and enjoyment make dancing such a great form of exercise. Why not let the kids take centre stage while attempting to keep up for your next workout? Disney Dance Alongs are the perfect answer, simply stream your favourites from Moana, The Little Mermaid and company with on-screen instructions for help.