We are in now the third wave of COVID-19, and we need to get prepared for a potential shut down again on some levels. The Corona is not through with us yet, so it’s vitally important that we keep our bodies moving now for so many reasons!
Full transparency—it has been wonderful to be back in the gym for me. I like using the weights, machines, big treadmills and stuff—and the real jocks inspire me. And Medicare covers many gym fees!
My gym has been just excellent about social distancing, disinfecting and mask wearing. BUT…that’s not all I like to do. Some days, I like yoga. After sitting in Zoom meetings for so long, I forgot how good it feels to really stretch my body. My joints have forgotten too, LOL!
On some beautiful fall days, a brisk walk is invigorating. The colors of the leaves are stunning, and the air is crisp. Biking is fun, too. I am not a jogger, but a terrific walk/runner.
With the right music, I can interval train on the treadmill for 20 minutes with the best of them; running for a minute and walking for three is my jam! It really gets the heart rate up, too.
That’s the whole point of this post: Find a move that fits your flow! Does one type of exercise do it for you? Several? What’s key is to not to stay sedentary.
During the pandemic, it has been easy for some to just adapt a more “stay in place” lifestyle…binge-TV, food deliveries, Zoom meetings, etc. Many, however, have turned to the growing number of available exercise options on the Internet.
This is such a good thing! Pull up YouTube, put in “Yoga Videos,” for example, and look at what’s out there. See what looks like fun, or like something interesting to you. Prop up your smart phone and give it a try.
Still not motivated? Even without…