It’s been a tough few weeks for Sydney with the COVID Lockdown. Aside from being inconvenient, lockdown periods have another major downside: you can’t go to he gym. As I’m sure most will agree, not being able to work out makes one feel frustrated and more lethargic than ever before. Here are some tips on how you can exercise during lockdown in Sydney. Read on!
1.Daily household chores.
The best way to get some exercise during Sydney lockdown; without having to leaving your home is by doing the household chores you’ve been putting off. Gardening, laundry day, vacuuming and car washing are all easy ways of getting a good workout without going the gym. Did you know that mopping the floor for 30 minutes can burn 145 calories? This equals 15 minutes on a treadmill.
2.Discover online yoga classes.
There are a variety of online yoga classes to choose from. Yoga is one effective way to exercise during lockdown. It will energise not only your body, but also your soul. You may want to learn even a few basic yoga positions that are easy and proven useful for beginners. A five-minute session can perk you up, recharge the energy and relaxes your muscles while stretching.
3. Try outdoor training :
Walking is one of the easiest form of exercise in lockdown. It can be done anywhere anytime; and it’s not only good for your physical health, but it’s also a powerful mood booster and stress reliever. The benefits of walking include fat loss, cardiac health, alleviation from depression and reduced joint pain as well as improved posture.
Take a walk around Potts Point and make the most of your surroundings. Aim to hit 10,000 steps each day; burn calories and get that much-needed vitamin D from sunlight.
If you’re looking for an awesome workout that will get your heart pumping and make you feel like a champion. These are the best exercises to do outdoors during lockdown: Squats and Lunges for the lower body; Chin-ups to work out upper back ; and don’t forget about push-ups they provide great muscle activation to chest muscles.
General recommendations suggest that you should try 30 minutes of weight training at least two to three times per week.
In conclusion, if you don’t have access to a gym because of the lockdown , the outdoor training might be the answer. You’ll never lack space and there is no equipment necessary, plus it’s great for your mental health too. So if you’ve been struggling with how to stay active during lockdown mode this winter, now you know what to do. For more tips on training and nutrition check out our fitness blog