How To Stay Fit At Home

How To Stay Fit At Home

Staying fit is extremely hard to do, especially in a global pandemic. Between the family meals, the late-night cravings, and the constant stress eating, it could be very easy to get out of shape. So, here are some great workout suggestions that can help you stay fit during quarantine, and some easy ways to retain new healthy habits, even after the pandemic is over. 


Working out does not have to be hard and expensive. If anything, it can be a great way to relieve some of the stress and anxieties this crazy year has given us. A very effective and easy way to burn calories and stay fit is walking. You might be thinking, “What are you talking about? WALKING?” YES! It can be anything from an easy 30-minute walk around the block, or a two-hour long walk with some friends to get a coffee. While it is a great way to burn some calories, walking can also increase cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness, help you get stronger bones and improve balance, and reduce your chances of getting heart disease or a stroke. So much good out of a 30-minute walk.


Another effective and easy way to stay fit during quarantine is to do some HIIT workouts. High-Intensity Interval Training involves repeated bouts of high-intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. This typically means 45 seconds on, and 15 seconds off. There are many benefits of doing HIIT workouts. First, HIIT workouts can burn a lot of calories in a very short amount of time. Research shows that HIIT workouts burn 25-30% more calories than conventional exercises, allowing you to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time. HIIT workouts can also improve oxygen consumption. Oxygen consumption is your muscles’ ability to use oxygen effectively, and different types of endurance training, such as HIIT workouts, are typically used to improve your oxygen consumption. In addition, HIIT workouts can reduce blood and pressure and heart rate. Below, there are some of my favorite HIIT workouts. These videos are quick and rigorous. 


Personally, I like to switch up my kind of movement every day. I found this is best for me to ensure that I don’t plateau or get sick of a workout and become unmotivated. These workouts have really helped me get back into shape and build a healthier relationship with myself. Having a routine and a set plan of things I am going to do every day has also allowed me to have something to look forward to and motivate me to push forward during these hard times. At the beginning of the week, I make a schedule of which workouts I am going to do on which day (HIIT one day, rowing the next, a walk another, etc.) This has helped me stay focused and motivated while working on myself. 


HIIT Workouts:


With this said, I know getting and staying motivated can be very challenging, so I have curated a perfect workout playlist to get you going.