If 2020 taught us anything it’s that we must be ready to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. From how the world works, learns, shops and gathers, 2020 has been about finding new ways to do ordinary things, including going to the gym.
The fitness and wellness industry saw some of the most significant changes as countries, regions and cities created COVID-19 mitigation plans that limited how fitness facilities could operate. Many closed or reduced their hours and Americans felt the effects. Research points to a wide range of health problems associated with a more sedentary lifestyle during COVID-19 lockdowns, including weight gain, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Some fitness facilities have continued to operate with streaming classes, outdoor workouts, and online programs for members. However, if your gym doesn’t offer online options, you may want alternative ideas for staying fit. Whether it’s in the comfort and safety of your own home or outside at a park, track, or other venues, there are many ways to stay active until the fitness world returns to normal.
Fitness experts offer these tips for staying fit during the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions:
While the COVID-19 pandemic presents many uncertainties, one thing remains true: Your health and wellness should be a priority. Incorporating movement and finding support for your goals just takes some creativity and a willingness to explore new ways of fitting in movement.