It’s not too dramatic to say that under lockdown, many of us find ourselves living differently, and with different priorities, than we do when things are normal and good. While Covid-19 is nothing new at this point, renewed societal lockdowns have caused us to think about how to progress and organize our lives, with the lessons of the past lockdowns learned.
Sticking to your health and fitness goals during lockdown is usually the first thing to go, as we stay up later, drink and eat more, and generally get less physical activity. Let us be the first to say that no one could blame you for being a bit kinder with yourself at this time – so don’t insult yourself if you fall into that camp.
However, if you do wish to stick to your health and fitness goals during lockdown, especially because you’re planning a big Christmas, it’s important to know where to start and how to begin in the best possible sense.
Let’s consider some of that advice – and we really do hope it helps:
Stick To A Schedule
Stick to a schedule, if you can. It’s hard to wake up one morning and decide you’re going to go running just out of the blue. But if you’ve marked that down, and you know that’s how you’ll start your day – well, it’ll be much easier to do. Little repetitive goals, even in the form of going out and enjoying a walk, are so much better when you stick to a schedule. Don’t be afraid to make that your first port of call. It helps you begin with pride.
A Little Assistance
Try a little assistance from time to time. Some people may use of supplements and thermogenic fat burners, others sign up for personal training sessions and advice online through Instagram to support local entrepreneurs, others use fitness YouTube videos, others might simply go for more walks with their dog. Whatever helps you go out and feel excited to greet the day and begin with a smile is often a worthwhile use of your time, thoroughly, and can even help you grow and expand your ideal of what a healthy lifestyle is. You don’t have to do this alone.
Prepare For The Winter
Remember that the winter is on its way, and there’s nothing that can prevent you from leaving the house like a cold temperature. Purchase warm clothes you can still enjoy exercise in, including shoes that have grips at the bottom of your feet to prevent you falling over. Preparing for the winter in this way can help you become more likely to push through and get out there, which helps your physical, mental and spiritual health. Just make sure you are actually protected, because the last thing you need is to catch a bad cold or worse during this difficult time. Fitness is nothing without health.
With this advice, we hope you can stick to your health and fitness goals during lockdown, in the best possible sense.