By David Saunders | UPDATED: 11:28, 22 April 2020
During this period of uncertainty, when health is the utmost priority and typical routines are disrupted, it takes creativity to maintain fitness goals.
To add a little spice to at home workouts, we rounded up some tips and advice from our MyFitnessPal blog—with all workouts available on the MyFitnessPal app—because at the end of the day, the only way is through this together.
1. Make the most of your at-home workouts.
For some of us, at-home workouts are not something we are accustomed to. But thanks to MyFitnessPal, we can make the most of our current situation and build habits we can easily follow for the long haul. Here are 6 tips for how to start working out at home.
2. Get your steps in without leaving the house.
Many of us don’t necessarily have the time or environment to get outside for a socially distant run or walk. You can still get a good workout from home by following four simple tips: setting a step goal, using a step counter, moving as much as possible, and adding bodyweight movements while walking in place.
3. No equipment, no problem.
With many gyms and fitness studios around the world forced to close their doors for the foreseeable future, at-home workouts have become our new norm. That means getting creative with commonly found household items in place of barbells, kettlebells, gliders and resistance bands.
4. Avoid boredom.
While the novelty of exercising in a new environment can be exciting at first—maybe even a fun challenge—home and outdoor workouts can quickly get stale. Here are 8 tips to help you avoid workout boredom.
5. Stay grounded.
In unstable times like these, staying mindful and grounded in your breath is a crucial tool to mental—and physical—wellbeing. Research has found that how we breathe impacts how we feel. Learning how to control your breathing and practicing guided meditations, many of which are offered in MyFitnessPal, can help you tackle what’s ahead in the present moment.