With social distancing the new norm, staying fit can be a challenge. Whether you want to stay healthy while remaining safe at home or you’re toning up before a CoolSculpting® procedure, you don’t need to leave your Dallas home to get a good workout.
A bit of creative thinking can go a long way during these unusual times. And if you have a few feet of space and a flexible attitude, any place can become a fat-burning zone.
Think big in small spaces
Backyards and front lawns can give wide-open space and fresh air. But even people living in apartments can find exciting ways to exercise. Areas such as patios, balconies, or driveways work well for body weight workouts or dumbbell circuits. While you don’t need to run a marathon in your backyard, there are still plenty of useful options.
Get creative with household items
All you need for a good cardio session is a way to raise your heart rate. Jumping rope in the garage—or simply climbing your stairs—can get your heart pumping. To stretch out your muscles and build up your strength, use things lying around the house. Even canned foods can be used for weights if you’re in a bit of a pinch.
Take advantage of free offers
People all across the country are trying to find ways to stay healthy at home. Companies have taken notice, and groups from all over are now offering web-based workout routines. Nike, for example, has made its NTC Premium subscription free to all Nike members during the lockdown. Many gyms now offer free Facebook live workouts. Support small businesses in your area by taking advantage of these new offerings.
Make exercise fun
Exercise doesn’t just have to be running in place in your living room. If you’re feeling a bit lonely, there are still plenty of ways to (safely) connect with others and get moving. Different Instagram accounts are now livestreaming dance parties while offering a bit of #fitspo motivation. If you want to bring the fun to your neighborhood, try doing cul-de-sac workouts or a hula hoop challenge with all of your neighbors staying at least 6 feet apart.
Adapting to the “new normal” of COVID-19 certainly isn’t easy. But it’s important to think about long-term fitness plans and staying healthy during this time. If you need a bit of help furthering your body shaping goals, please schedule a consultation with our Dallas practice when we reopen May 4. We’d be happy to discuss how body contouring procedures can help you achieve your best figure.
If you have any other wellness or dermatology questions, please contact us online. You can also call our practice office at (214) 631-7546.