Not sure how you’re going to get through this period stuck at home and social distancing? Here’s my TOP 5 TIPS (disclaimer: I’m just a personal trainer – these are things that work for me – I can’t guarantee success for everyone)
- Make a weekly plan. This can be as simple or as detailed as you want, but it’s important to have a bit of a schedule, which includes, work time, exercise time, outdoor time and social time – whether that social time be online or meeting up with a friend for a walk or kick of the footy.
- Get your exercise in! Of course I’d say that… but it’s true isn’t it? Exercise boosts mood, helps productivity, and can help you sleep better (plus the other obvious health benefits) You can join Hiscoes @ Home, we have HIIT, Pilates, Yoga and a few other things, check out our timetable. You could also try some of the outdoor gyms in your area, or meet a friend to shoot some hoops. Hiscoes trainers are also offering One-on-one PT sessions – contact us if you want more details.
- Take a walk. Yes that’s it. Get outside in the fresh air. Daily walking has many advantages including cognitive enhancement, stress reduction and overall improvement of wellness. Since walking is low intensity and impact, it can help speed up recovery too! Plus there’s the added benefit of not sitting in a chair for 8 hours straight…AND it can be a social activity too!
- Limit your media intake. Of course it’s important to stay informed but do you really need to be checking the latest news every hour? Set some boundaries for yourself on this and stick to them. Too much information can lead to even more stress and anxiety. Instead use media for fun and to connect with friends and family.
- Limit your alcohol intake. It pains me to say this one, but it is true. I don’t think I need to go into all the details about why drinking less is better for you, I’m sure you already know – but waking up with a hangover is so much more depressing than waking up without one! A clear head in the morning means you can set a couple of achievable goals to do during the day and go to bed feeling satisfied!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need more support – you can find more resources on the government’s Head to Health Page