KEEPING ACTIVE WHILE STAYING AT HOME

Family wellness has never been more important and healthy food, regular exercise and a great night’s sleep can all help keep us fighting fit.

With people of all ages staying at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) it is easy to become sedentary. For example, those who regularly attended the gym or exercise classes may struggle to be motivated to do home workouts or working from home may mean sitting for longer periods.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO STAY ACTIVE WHEN STAYING AT HOME

It’s still important to keep moving and remain active not only for our wellbeing (keeps weight down and improves concentration) but also for our sleep patterns. A good night’s rest has a significant impact on our mood and mental wellbeing, so it’s really important to be sleeping well. And exercise is important to sleep – the more you’re moving, the better you’re likely to sleep.

HOW DOES EXERCISE HELP SLEEP

Exercise decreases stress and anxiety and boosts mood but it also tires the body out gently, promoting a better night’s sleep. Not only is exercise good for sleep but sleep is good for exercise. If you’re consistently sleep-deprived you don’t feel motivated to exercise and your ability to adapt is lessened, due to alterations in the processes required for muscle tissue and growth hormone.

WHAT EXERCISE SHOULD I DO?

You don’t need any expensive or fancy equipment to keep active.

Take the one ‘permitted’ form of exercise you can do every day and go for a walk/run/cycle etc. If you are completely in isolation, home exercise – workout videos on YouTube, gardening and even housework – can really help your ability to sleep.  Even putting some songs on in your kitchen and having a good bop around is great exercise. Get the kids involved too!

It’s not just about cardio exercise, strength and balancing work are also good especially for older people, those new to exercise or those with any injuries or pain. You don’t need to buy dumbbells or weights – use what you have in the house like tins of bins for bicep curls. And when you are working from home, try to get up and move around every hour.

SPEND TIME OUTDOORS

If you can exercise outside, and in a morning, that’s also beneficial to sleep. Natural light, even on a cloudy day, is really effective at resetting our internal body clock and get us over feeling groggy when we have just woken up.  The fresh air can also make you feel happier and more alert.

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