Promoting a Wellness lifestyle at home and managing fitness while in lockdown is therefore important.
In this article we will tell you some simple and practical tips to better manage your physical and mental well-being with food (and not only) and keep you balanced, especially in this delicate moment.
Let's move regularly
How to stay dynamic when you are forced to spend all your time at home, sometimes forced into small apartments? Our tip is to keep on moving during smart working hours: stand up for 3 minutes every 30 minutes spent in a sedentary position. This simple strategy, whose benefits on blood pressure have been scientifically tested, keeps our metabolism active.
Highly beneficial is also working out with a naturally loaded bodyweight circuit at the end of the working day, or if you prefer before the start of the working day. The Technogym tutorials by qualified Master Trainers will support you by providing effective workouts developed with studies and experience in the field of kinesiology.
Choose your training loads to best manage your daily energy, pay attention to recovery both between exercises and between days and help you achieve optimal fitness. Compatible with the spaces you live in, try to take no fewer than 5000 steps every day. These are simple strategies that bring important and tangible benefits.
Nutrition: regularity and balance
Many people are wondering if it is worth reducing calories during this period of less daily movement. Surely it could be beneficial if your activity index decreases, on one condition: calories intake in each meal and snack within your day is balanced. Limiting to a simple reduction of number of calories without considering the quality of the food we put on our plate, can primary increase the feeling of hunger, in particular with a spasmodic search for sugar based foods, followed by a loss of muscle tone and strength and, at the same time, an increase in the hormone cortisol, more commonly known as the "stress hormone". The latter event could have a negative impact on our immune system. In short, not what we would like in this delicate period.
Don’t stress, just relax
Mind specialists like psychologists and psychiatrists call it "radio mind". They want to indicate a state of mind where thoughts are so fast and awkward that they are always in the background like a radio with music on. As with daily diet and workout, it is also necessary to restore a balance called by the expert Life Balance. There are many strategies they propose to reach it.
Take the opportunity
This extraordinary and delicate moment is teaching us many things. Among them, taking the time to love ourselves. Let's start by doing a daily workout weighted to our level of training and paying attention to the food we put on our plate every day. These two instruments are the first allies of your well-being. Lastly, let’s fill our everyday with healthy habits that can become part of our well-being even once this emergency will be over.