Welcome to the second post in our Cure Cabin Fever With Cayuga Mutual series. Our team has put our heads together to come up with activities that are keeping us busy during our time at home and helping us try things we’ve always wanted to!
To help you keep moving and stay fit, Colleen Link and Krista Neil have shared their favourite fitness tips for your time at home.
Home Health and Fitness Tips
- Keep a routine
- Schedule your workouts around your kids and work schedule
- Include family members
- Plan a workout area
- Some things to have on hand: towel, mat, weights, medicine ball, water
Bodyweight Workout for Your Legs and Arms
- Deep front leg lunges
- Deep back leg lunges
- Squat jumps
- Calf raise each leg
- Curtsy lunges
- Tricep dips
- Chair dips
- Push ups
- Downward dog
- Plank/plank walk
- Arm circles
You can do these exercises as a set, take a break, and then do another one! Over time, you can build up the number of repetitions and sets you do, or add in heavier weights or other modifications to make it more difficult.
If you’re looking for some free online workouts, Body Fit by Amy has some good routines. She starts out with the lowest modifications and adds on more difficult from there. Check out two of her workouts below:
Thanks to these tips, social distancing doesn’t have to be an excuse for sitting around all day! Why not share some photos of your new workout space or a family workout? Don’t forget to use #CayugaMutualCares so we can see how you’re staying active and cheer you on!