Creative Alternatives to Fitness Routines During Covid 19

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Creative Alternatives To Fitness Routines During Covid 19 Destin Africa
Garmin fitness watches.

Most adults are well aware of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise and understand the importance of engaging in regular physical activities. The presence of COVID 19 has resulted in changes in our daily schedule disrupting every aspect of what we knew as normal life. Exercise routines are no exception forcing us to tweak our fitness habits for the wellbeing of our health.

Charles Ndegwa, Car and General Limited Nakuru Branch Manager said, “Home fitness has taken a new role due to the closure of gyms in accordance to the government directive on social distancing. Many of us are trying to find ways to exercise effectively within our four walls, walks around the neighborhood, jog, or yoga to keep up with the routine adapted before the pandemic.”

“Technology has enabled us access fitness regimes by downloading applications as fitness instructors have been quick to move online on different platforms. Wearable devices like the Garmin fitness watches can monitor your health and fitness levels such as the heart rate, all day stress levels, breathing and sleeping patterns in order to gauge when you are ready to be active and when you need to rest. Most gadgets can be synchronized with your mobile phone to view performance metrics through applications that can be downloaded from the App store, or Play store.

“You can preload and customize the watch with your activity profile for running, walks, hikes, cycling, swimming, golfing and more.When auto goal is activated on your watch a notification will be sent on the estimated sweat loss after an activity and your goal will be adjusted accordingly.You can also keep track of your fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated throughout the day.”

“If you feel unsafe, or if the watch senses that an incident may have occurred it will automatically send a message to your emergency contacts through the assistant and incident detection feature. Personal safety is paramount,” concluded Charles.

Exercise is an excellent opportunity for family fun and bonding especially now with children learning from home. Backyard games such as skipping, are ways in which family members can bond while keeping fit. Through tracking of their activities, goals can be set for a better outcome.

Although it might be tempting to skip your workout during these challenging times health experts advise that exercising is essential to your physical and mental health during the COVID 19 pandemic. Staying active will also help counteract the stay at home blues.