Most people are at home, sedentary. And don’t get me wrong I get it, it’s important to stay home at a time like this, stopping the spread of this virus is more important than anything, to improve our economy, to improve our lives, and to revitalize our freedoms the virus must go away, and the only way it goes away is if we individually work together to slow and stop the spread, and that means staying home. Staying locked down is important for the short term, but that doesn’t mean your life has to stop.
Just because there is a pandemic, and you’re at home doesn’t mean you should not exercise, in fact, the opposite is true, right now it’s more important than ever to exercise, without exercise your body and mind degrade, and with it your body improves along with your general health. This is especially true when it comes to your immune system. Your immune system is vital to fighting off infections whether it’s COVID-19 or just another flu without a strong immune system you’ll be sicker for longer, and with worse symptoms, or in a worst-case scenario you could end up in the hospital.
My point is exercise is important, and no, it doesn’t have to be at the gym, take a walk (socially distancing of course), do home exercises such as pull-ups and push-ups, or ride a bike, everything adds up as long as your moving and not sedentary, doing this every day is vital to your health.
While we may be apart, everyone is together in a time like this, and we have to be if we want this to end. Do your part to slow the spread, exercising does just that, improving your health reduces your risk of sickness, and your reduced risk of sickness reduces the risk of others getting sick from you.
Be safe, and remember, together we will get through this.