How to keep fit during coronavirus lockdown

With coronavirus COVID-19 spreading across the nation, stricter measures have been put in place by the Government to keep members of the public from catching the virus, and most importantly, slowing down the spread of the virus.

The following restrictions have been put in place from 23 March

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

With that in mind, how can you and your family stay fit and healthy during this global pandemic? 

Get out of the house once a day

According to government guidelines, individuals can still get out of their homes once a day to exercise. Exercising can include walking, running or cycling.

You can leave your premises alone or with anyone you live with, but when you’re out of the house, you must stay 6ft (two metres) away from others.

The best places to go to exercise include open spaces such as beaches – particularly when the tide is out, local parks and fields and National Trust sites.

Although following the Government’s more stringent guidelines the National Trust has had to close car parks to the public to stop them flocking to their outside spaces, many of their countryside and coastal locations are still open to the public.

The National Trust is urging its visitors not to travel but to stay and enjoy the coastal and countryside locations local to them.

If you’re out and about, don’t forget to purchase a set of our PelliTec blister prevention pads. We are open online – business as usual. Stay safe out there and keep your feet comfortable on your daily walk!

Get fit indoors 

We’re all lucky to have such a vast online community to tap into during self-isolation. Fitness coach, Joe Wicks has been streaming live videos every morning at 9 am. With these workouts aimed at both parents and children, the videos aim to get us all moving while we’re experiencing self-isolation.

His new YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV, offers video workouts ranging from P.E.-style exercises to workouts for seniors – we’re sure you’ll find a fitness routine that works for you!

Try something new

Like many Brits working from home, you might have a little more spare time you would have otherwise spent commuting. This free time could be spent exploring new exercises – you might even come across something you really enjoy!

On-demand fitness session company, Moviing has reported a 30% increase in online subscriptions since the coronavirus outbreak, inews said. And many yoga and pilates teachers have transitioned their classes across to the online space – using Facebook Live and other streaming services to offer their students a chance to ask questions and take part in an interactive class. 

It’s challenging but try and view this time at home as a chance to find a new routine and way of life where you can peacefully co-exist in your premises with family members or housemates.

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