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How have you been keeping yourself physically active, guys, now that most of us are staying at home due to the COVID-19 crisis? We all know exercise is good for our health which is why now, more than ever, it is important that we keep ourselves physically active.
Staying home? Join our new challenge & show us what you’ll do to be #HealthyAtHome!— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 15, 2020
Here are some ideas to stay healthy:
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Anyway, the World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging people to exercise during self-quarantine and they have several suggestions on how to stay physically active while at home even without the use of special equipment and even with limited space. The United Nation’s health agency recommends for all healthy adults to “do 30 mins of physical activity per day,” or “at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week” check below how:
- Take short active breaks during the day – sample exercises that WHO suggested include dancing and doing our daily household chores like cleaning the house and gardening.
- Attend an online exercise class – you are only a click away as many of these exercise classes are on YouTube, and most of them are free! WHO however, reminded us to be “cautious and aware of our own limitations if we have no experience performing these exercises.” Below is a sample video that’s not exactly an online class with regular/daily schedule but the vlogger has awesome exercise suggestions that we can do at home and even without equipment:
- Walk – yes, walking can help us remain active. We can walk up and down the stairs, we can walk around the house while talking to someone on the phone instead of remaining seated, and we can also “go outside to walk or exercise,” but WHO reminds that we be “sure to maintain at least a 1-meter distance from other people.”
Working from home means people are sitting longer. It is important for your health to get up often, for at least 3 minutes, to stretch your muscles.— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 16, 2020
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- Stand up – according to WHO, we can lessen our sedentary time by simply standing up as much as we can or at least every 30 minutes. They also remind us to “prioritize cognitively stimulating activities, such as reading, board games, and puzzles during sedentary leisure time.”
- Relax – Needless to say, anxiety is currently at an all-time high thanks to the COVID-19 crisis. The good news is that meditation and deep breaths can help us remain calm. Check here for tips on how to do it.
Join our #HealthyAtHome challenge by finding time to relax during the day.— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 16, 2020
🧘♀️🧘♂️ Consider meditating and deep breathing exercises along with other relaxation techniques that can help to reduce stress.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/L2K6Zxo9gc
How about you, guys, how have you been keeping yourself active these days? Share with us your tips and stories in the comments section below!
🏃🏾♂️ #BeActive & stay healthy during #COVID19 outbreak!— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 16, 2020
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🏡More time at home means more time for healthy home-cooked meals.— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 16, 2020
👩💻Research healthy recipes online and cook them for you and anyone you live with!
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