Close to 40% of the population across the globe have accustomed themselves to working and studying from home due to lockdown in various countries.
Maintaining social distancing, ensuring isolation and wearing masks when stepping out has been the only mantra for the past year or so. However, the second wave of the pandemic or Covid-19 as we all know was much more powerful and affected significantly more people.
Worldometer`s accumulated data shows that till date 3,744,513 have died and 174,064,740 are infected by the covid-19 virus. Top 3 countries which are highly infected are the US, India and Brazil. Below is a graph that illustrates global death rates caused by coronavirus.
Indeed it takes a while for life to get back to normal operations, the most impact felt especially in schools, work, travel, tourism, fitness, retail, food and entertainment industries.
Due to the pandemic, people are forced to stay indoors for longer duration creating undue stress, anxiety and muscle cramps.
Senior citizens suffering from chronic conditions are at high risk.
Health Tip 1: Home Work-outs
From Baby Boomers to Gen X to Millennials to Gen Z’s to children of all ages staying at home sitting in front of TV, laptop and phones for hours has become a norm.
With several states continuing to implementing strict closure on Workout Gym’s and organized sports, it’s hard to exercise regularly, especially for individuals who are not highly motivated to staying fit, it can be detrimental to their physical and mental health.
WHO suggests a simple tip of taking short break from sitting and do 3–4 minutes of light exercise like; walking or stretching to ease blood circulation and reduce muscle cramps. While mentally you might be committed to doing exercise, one should not use work as an excuse or procrastinate.
So, how can you overcome this? Follow these few steps daily …
#1 : Stretching for 5 minutes every one to two hours.
#2 : Walk when on call’s, use mobile phones, Yes, we can walk and talk at the same time.
#3 : Meditate for 10–30 minutes during lunch break and prior to bedtime.
#4 : Rigorous Exercise After Work five times a week. Mix it up with Yoga, Jogging, Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, Bicycling etc., Anything to raise your heartrate and sweat a little to burn those unwanted calories.
All the above are easy to do and do not require any special equipment.
The bottom line is, staying home shouldn’t limit you from not doing some basic exercises.
“WHO recommends all healthy adults to do 30 minutes/day of physical activity and children should be physically active for 1 hour/day.”
Hope this article inspires you to get active and healthy.
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