Remaining physically active is more important than ever before. As we get older we have to change our approach to exercise and be realistic about what we can do. Gone are the days of high impact exercises and sprinting across a field. We’re no longer competing against others. Instead, we’re competing against time. Now, it’s about working smarter, protecting our joints, preventing injuries, and being healthy, for as long as possible.
Covid-19 has exposed the ugly truth about pre-existing conditions and the health disparities that exist in our country. Now, is the time to be proactive to improve your health in spite of these underlying health conditions.
Some pre-existing conditions fall into one of these categories: Preventable, Reversible and Manageable. Here are a few suggestions to prevent diseases, lower high blood pressure, manage or prevent diabetes, reduce obesity and lower cholesterol levels. Eat healthy foods, reduce salt and sugar intake, drink more water and exercise on a regular basis.
As the States reopen–Be wise! Make changes to improve your health, frequently wash hands, continue social distancing and avoid going out as much as possible.
The temperatures are rising as we progress into the summer. Take these precautions while exercising in hot weather: drink plenty of water, wear proper clothing and time your workouts to avoid extreme heat (mornings & evenings).
Remember, the pet hamster that ran on the wheel everyday in his cage. Exercising in our homes during the quarantine may feel that way. The hamster without urging or provoking gets on his wheel and run. He takes breaks to rest, eat, sleep, etc…but eventually he gets back on.
There are benefits to the hamster’s ongoing physical activity. He’s increasing his endurance, stamina, reducing stress, maintaining and/or reducing his weight. Staying active is critical to the hamster’s overall health and the same is true for you.
Occasionally, the pet owner, will allow the hamster out of his cage, but has to keep a watchful eye on his pet. The hamster has energy to roam and doesn’t waste time during his brief taste of freedom. He appreciates the opportunity to be out and because he trained for it–he doesn’t tire easily.
There are numerous lessons we can learn from the hamster wheel during this crises: don’t be stagnate, use time wisely, and develop your mind, body and spirit. If we do these things, we should emerge with an attitude of gratitude and be careful not to take time, family or friends for granted.
Healthy Living for Stronger Faith is great information to implement into our daily lives. Covid-19 has temporarily postponed our social interactions which is a key component to healthy living.Use this time to gain a greater appreciation for family, friends, co-workers, people and church services.
My intention was to start this blog months ago. Never in a million years, did I or anyone think, that a Pandemic would invade our world and change our normal. Now, I’m asking, myself, why did I procrastinate in the first place?
Time or the lack thereof, is the number one reason for not pursuing our goals, particularly, fitness goals. Well, Citizens of Earth, we have been placed in isolation, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Suddenly, we have time to think, create, study, learn and exercise. In other words, there are no more excuses!
How can we thrive during this challenging time?Let’s create an online fitness community. Join me as I teach fitness classes online and blog fitness tips. Together, we can Keep It Fit–Mind, Body, Spirit!