No matter what long-term changes COVID-19 may bring about in this country, one thing is for sure: it’s imperative that you keep your body moving and stay fit throughout the pandemic and beyond. Not doing so comes at too high a price, the weaker your body is, the easier it may be for the virus to get a foothold inside it, and the worse the outcomes if you do get sick.
The holidays are here and our usual schedule is often thrown out the window. Chances are you might not make it to yoga (or spin or on that run or pilates) as often as you would like for the next few weeks. But you do have time for this simple stretch! It’s great to counter all the forward action of sitting and typing we do every day.
We all know that exercise does the body good, but did you know it also works wonders for the brain? Turns out, working up a sweat has a positive impact on what’s happening inside your head—and the benefits are major, ranging from improved memory and increased focus to a better ability to manage stress.
Remember the days we use to sit hunched over our books studying and reading? With the incredible development of the smart phone, tablet and laptop computer, we are now spending hours on end texting, researching and reading. While we may be getting a lot accomplished it can come with a tremendous toll on our bodies.
Walking. Most of us have been doing it since we were very little kids. Not only is it an excellent way to get from one spot to the next, it's an excellent, and often underrated, form of exercise that far too many people simply don’t do enough of. Long commutes, sedentary jobs, family and social obligations make finding time tough, but walking is an essential health-booster that I urge everybody to fit into their day – even if it’s only for a few minutes at a time.