NEW SET OF DO’s & DON’ Ts FOR KEEPING FIT
Living healthy is no longer an option, but a necessity, fitness has become more of a concern.
Trying to live healthier is no more a question but it’s an urgent imperative. Due to lockdown, our movements are less, we are spending less time on our feet. Lack of exercise can impair immune system and aggravate the existing diseases.
With gyms, pools, etc. still shut across the country; to keep fit we can walk, run or exercise in the open as regular exercise strengthen the lungs, immune and digestive systems as also -improves blood circulation and heart health. But these also are now being governed by a new set of do’s and don’ts.
It is recommended that children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day, 45 minutes a day of moderate to intense exercise for an adult and senior citizens must get some physical activity at least three days a week, depending on fitness levels.
Exercising outdoors means lot of fresh air, sun light and a pleasant change of scene. Although exercising with a mask on could be more uncomfortable, so stick to aerobics or a simple cardiovascular workout.
When working outdoors, avoid large groups. Keep face masks on at all times.
Keep a safe distance of 2 metre from others, especially when you are walking or jogging in the parks.
Keep an eye out for anyone coughing around you. Move away, because work out increases the oxygen consumption and rises risk of contagion.
Beginners should avoid movements that need spotting from a trainer – such as squats, pull-ups, dead lifts, etc.
As more people are exercising by themselves, picking a good virtual trainer is very important. In the absence, companionship offered by real-world gyms, expect virtual offerings for those with varying needs – families, people strength – training, working out on a staircase.
Have warm water as it relieves nasal congestion, aids digestion, calms the central nervous system and helps relieve constipation. Carry water while going for a jog or walk.
By following these simple rules we can stay healthy both physically and mentally and fight the virus. Yoga is another option that may be practised in these uncertain times. So be healthy and keep reading…