With not much else to do at the moment, you’re probably in one of two camps.
Camp one – taking the opportunity to get out of the house as much as you can and go for a walk, be that with the family or escaping for some down time and flying solo.
Or camp two – sitting on the lounge and the exercise for the day is going to the fridge and back.
I’ve already seen a few people mentioning online that they’ve put on a few kgs over the last month or so.
Then on the flip side, I’ve seen just from looking out my front window, and when I’m out walking, that there are way more people out then usual.
Which is only a good thing.
I figure we all have a little bit of extra time potentially available right now so why not fill it with exercise.
And a report out of the UK seems to back that up.
63% of people surveyed (it doesn’t say how many they asked) believe it’s more important to be active now than before this whole coronavirus stuff started.
And 67% of people said it’s helping them with their mental health. Which I think is a massive thing right now.
To me, that will be the biggest cost once all of this is over. The mental health side of things.
Especially if you’ve been hit by job cuts or job loss. Alcohol can sure help you destress or unwind temporarily. But we both know it’s not the long term solution.
Exercise has to be.
So whatever it is for you keep doing it.
For me, it’s a combination of my usual workouts and walking.
I’m doing a bit of extra walking to help get away from things and get an hour to myself now so that’s not a bad thing.
The interesting thing the study found was that people who live with others are more likely to get outside and be active than those who live by themselves.
Not too surprising – cause I appreciate some downtime by myself and that’s the only way to do it right now.
But it also raises an alarm that if you do live by yourself to not lock yourself away.
It’s actually a good time to meet a friend for a socially distanced walk to keep you going physically and mentally.
So hang in there whatever you’re doing.
Hopefully we’re getting closer to the back end of these restrictions than the start of them.
PS – if you need some help, I’d love to have you on board for my zoom workouts. Let me know if you want to try 2 weeks on the house