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Simple Indoor Exercises That You Should Try

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As the number for positive cases of Covid-19 continue to emerge in our country, families are requested to stay at home in self-quarantine. It seems that the new normal will be to stay put at home as much as possible.

Low levels of physical activity can post a challenge for physically active individuals. We all know that sedentary behavior can have a negative impact on our health, quality of life, and well-being.

For those who are trying to stay healthy, calm, and boost their immune system, here are some simple indoor exercises that you should try.

1. Yoga

People who practice yoga are not only more self-aware, have an increased sense of mindfulness, but are more in tune with their bodies. Yoga has amazing benefits:

  • Yoga helps you have a better body image, as it helps increase your sense of awareness. People who practice yoga are less critical and are more satisfied with their bodies. This explains why yoga has become an important part in programs that help those who have eating disorders.
  • Yoga helps you become a more mindful eater. The heightened awareness one gets through yoga helps you become more aware of how your body feels. This helps eliminate emotional eating.
  • Yoga has cardiovascular benefits and helps reduce a person’s risk factors.
  • Yoga has become popular because of its ability to soothe tension in the body and mind.

2. Dancing

Exercising doesn’t need to feel forced. Dancing is a wonderful way to burn calories and get your heart rate up, so boogie on the living room dance floor away! Create a playlist of your favorite dance tunes and get moving.

3. Fitness DVDs

There are a lot of guided workout DVDs today. Think of it as your personal trainer – for a fraction of the cost. There are also a lot of YouTube fitness videos out there.

4. Apps

Type in ‘Fitness App’ in the app store and  you’ll be surprised at how many options are out there. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, as most of these apps allow you to choose a level of difficulty.

5. Cleaning

It’s very important to keep our homes clean during the outbreak. However, have you thought about the health and fitness benefits? Cleaning can help you burn up to 200 calories while doing a tough chore such as scrubbing away dirt and grime. Dusting, washing, mopping, doing the laundry – yep, they are all great exercises!

You may be cooped up for an extended period of time. However, staying active by doing these simple indoor exercises will contribute a lot to your overall well-being. For more tips on health and wellness, feel free to get in touch with your Dallas dentist. We believe in wellness for everyone!

Sources:

“Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat,” Feb. 2015, Harvard Health, https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/yoga-benefits-beyond-the-mat.

Duffy, J. “The Best Fitness Apps for 2020,” PC Mag, 8 Jan. 2020, https://sea.pcmag.com/apps/3876/the-best-fitness-apps-for-2020.

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