Is your positive energy tank running on empty? Your news feed may be filled with panic-provoking coronavirus updates, making it challenging to channel those feel-good emotions. Meditation and exercise are two powerful ways to help energize and recharge the mind and body. But right now, the thought of going to a germ-filled gym can feel far from a healthy decision.
If you’re thinking of taking time off from your fitness club, it’s important to find alternative ways to exercise. Get your daily dose of physical activity while maintaining a safe distance from the contagious coughs and sweat-soaked equipment at the gym by temporarily shifting your workout to your home. All you need are 20 minutes, a small space, a mat or carpeted surface, and a set of light weights (or filled water bottles).
We’ll start with a physical workout, then flow into a stress-reducing meditation session.
Core work. It’s tempting to save core exercises for the end of your workout because this tends to be the most tedious toning task. But because proper form is necessary to safely mold this group of muscles, it’s best to attack these activities first, before the body tires and form fades.
Spiced-up side plank:
Total body tone-up. Let’s move on to resistance and cardio exercises that amp up heart health, lung capacity, balance, and coordination. Allow for 30 seconds of rest between each exercise. Once you’ve completed one set, rest for 60 seconds and repeat the full set two more times.
Assisted squat press:
Curtsy lunge lat lift:
Mindful moment. Think of this time as a restart button that creates clarity and control.