A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Exercise

    2020-11-2411/24/20   
Blog Post Series  Exercise  

Physical activity is a great way to facilitate better health and reduce stress. While we are spending more time at home, consider these suggestions to alter activities you are likely already doing, to provide more movement in your daily routines.

 This is the second post of a multi-part blog series for people spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other reason, called A Stay at Home Wellness Guide. The series provide tips and common sense for how to live a happier and healthier life addressing how we eat, exercise, work, shop, enjoy entertainment, and further our education just to name a few important things. While the inspiration came from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ideas presented are applicable for healthy living regardless of current circumstances.

Working Out While Stuck at Home

Now, let's talk about working out while you're stuck at home. Getting some sort of movement during your day is important to both your physical health and your emotional health.

Many people have stopped having any kind of movement during the day during the pandemic. Especially since most people are working at home, there are fewer people walking or biking to work. This includes fewer walks around the office, too.

Being stuck at a desk at home all day is not ideal. Even if you aren't interested in or are physically unable to exercise intensively, it's important to incorporate some movement into your day. Let's talk about some ways that you can fit movement into your day during this time.

For Those Working at Home and/or Taking Classes at Home

Even if you're sitting at your laptop or computer for hours on end, there are ways to sneak in some movement. Consider some of these ideas next time you're feeling restless:

  • Stand up and walk around in between reading emails or working on assignments
  • Set a timer to walk a lap around your house every 30 minutes
  • Walk around while speaking on the phone
  • Do leg lifts while you're on video calls
  • Take a walk during lunch
  • Do five jumping jacks every time you get a question wrong
  • Take a trip up and down the stairs every 30 minutes

For Those Who Need to Get Out

If you need to get out of the house, there are great ways to do so safely. Try some of these suggestions:

  • Take a brisk walk around the neighborhood during your lunch break
  • Do some Pilates in your backyard after work
  • Run down to the end of the street and back every time you get off of a call or in between classes

For Those Who Like Creative Solutions

If you don't have a formal gym or any workout equipment, there are a few ways you can spice up your movement. Take a look at some ideas we've put together:

  • Curl soup cans as a replacement for weights
  • Lift a jug of milk while you walk around
  • Lift a book using your legs
  • Do pushups on the wall or the end of the couch

For Those Who Like Watching Television

If you need some sort of relaxation after working all day, you may want to do some exercise while watching television. Here are a few ways to get some movement in while you're relaxing:

  • Stand up while you're watching
  • Walk in place
  • Do jumping jacks during commercials
  • Do some stretching
  • Lookup a workout routine for your favorite TV show

For Those Who Are Busy With Household Chores

If you have too many things to do around the house, there are ways to incorporate your daily movement into your chore routine. Here are a few ways to get some movement while working on chores:

  • Dance around while you're mopping or vacuuming
  • Run with your kids in the backyard
  • Take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood
  • Clean out a room
  • Get some yard work done
  Please enjoy the next post Working from Home in our A Stay at Home Wellness Guide series.
headshot of Jay Todtenbier 2018
Author

Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune diseases, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

Learn more about Jay Todtenbier.

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Many of us turn to comfort and convenience when our routines get disrupted and when we get stressed. This is particularly true regarding our food choices. Nobody is perfect but there are some simple and practical things we can do to eat better no matter our current circumstances.


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Let's face it, the holidays are a notorious time for eating and drinking outside of our usual habits. With a busier-than-usual schedule, it's a time in which many of us fall behind on our exercise regime. When we pair these two factors together, it's no wonder that so many of us experience holiday weight gain.


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An estimated 95 percent of the world's population suffers from some type of medical condition according to recent reports from the healthcare sector. More than a third live with as many as five simultaneous health issues.1 At the same time, one in four people currently suffer from a mental illness, and this number is expected to increase during the years to come.


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Healthy Living Whole Foods Cookbook

Many people know "what" to do to be healthy, but HOW do you do it? One of the best ways we have found is to show people how we eat as a family. This customizable, whole foods cookbook features two hobby chefs! Sara Kosmiski is an amazing RAW foods expert, and Libby Wright shares good foods for beginners in healthy cooking. We hope you enjoy these recipes and encourage you to share them with your family and friends!


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Tip 7- Let's Get Physical

Time to get physical! Your body needs to move, even if it's just a little bit! Learn more in part seven of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.

  • Blog Post
     This is the second post of a multi-part blog series for people spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or for any other reason, called A Stay at Home Wellness Guide. The series provide tips and common sense for how to live a happier and healthier life addressing how we eat, exercise, work, shop, enjoy entertainment, and further our education just to name a few important things. While the inspiration came from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ideas presented are applicable for healthy living regardless of current circumstances.

    Working Out While Stuck at Home

    Now, let's talk about working out while you're stuck at home. Getting some sort of movement during your day is important to both your physical health and your emotional health.

    Many people have stopped having any kind of movement during the day during the pandemic. Especially since most people are working at home, there are fewer people walking or biking to work. This includes fewer walks around the office, too.

    Being stuck at a desk at home all day is not ideal. Even if you aren't interested in or are physically unable to exercise intensively, it's important to incorporate some movement into your day. Let's talk about some ways that you can fit movement into your day during this time.

    For Those Working at Home and/or Taking Classes at Home

    Even if you're sitting at your laptop or computer for hours on end, there are ways to sneak in some movement. Consider some of these ideas next time you're feeling restless:

    • Stand up and walk around in between reading emails or working on assignments
    • Set a timer to walk a lap around your house every 30 minutes
    • Walk around while speaking on the phone
    • Do leg lifts while you're on video calls
    • Take a walk during lunch
    • Do five jumping jacks every time you get a question wrong
    • Take a trip up and down the stairs every 30 minutes

    For Those Who Need to Get Out

    If you need to get out of the house, there are great ways to do so safely. Try some of these suggestions:

    • Take a brisk walk around the neighborhood during your lunch break
    • Do some Pilates in your backyard after work
    • Run down to the end of the street and back every time you get off of a call or in between classes

    For Those Who Like Creative Solutions

    If you don't have a formal gym or any workout equipment, there are a few ways you can spice up your movement. Take a look at some ideas we've put together:

    • Curl soup cans as a replacement for weights
    • Lift a jug of milk while you walk around
    • Lift a book using your legs
    • Do pushups on the wall or the end of the couch

    For Those Who Like Watching Television

    If you need some sort of relaxation after working all day, you may want to do some exercise while watching television. Here are a few ways to get some movement in while you're relaxing:

    • Stand up while you're watching
    • Walk in place
    • Do jumping jacks during commercials
    • Do some stretching
    • Lookup a workout routine for your favorite TV show

    For Those Who Are Busy With Household Chores

    If you have too many things to do around the house, there are ways to incorporate your daily movement into your chore routine. Here are a few ways to get some movement while working on chores:

    • Dance around while you're mopping or vacuuming
    • Run with your kids in the backyard
    • Take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood
    • Clean out a room
    • Get some yard work done
      Please enjoy the next post Working from Home in our A Stay at Home Wellness Guide series.
    headshot of Jay Todtenbier 2018
    Author

    Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune diseases, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

    Learn more about Jay Todtenbier.

  • Related Content

      Related Content

    We encourage you to take advantage of these FREE Wellness Resources on our website.


    stay at home wellness guide book cover

    A Stay at Home Wellness Guide

    With the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, more people are spending time at home. This is impacting all aspects of our life and living including how we eat, exercise, work, further our education, worship, shop, and enjoy entertainment, just to name a few important things. This series will provide tips and common sense for how we can live a happier and healthier life while spending more time at home, or any other place for that matter.


    african american woman eating salad

    A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Eating Better

    Many of us turn to comfort and convenience when our routines get disrupted and when we get stressed. This is particularly true regarding our food choices. Nobody is perfect but there are some simple and practical things we can do to eat better no matter our current circumstances.


    A Stay at Home Wellness Guide: Working from Home

    With more people working from home than ever before, consider these tips for integrating work into your home-life in a healthier way.


    two ladies running on treadmills

    9 Workout Tips for Staying in Shape During the Holidays

    Let's face it, the holidays are a notorious time for eating and drinking outside of our usual habits. With a busier-than-usual schedule, it's a time in which many of us fall behind on our exercise regime. When we pair these two factors together, it's no wonder that so many of us experience holiday weight gain.


    think about the common sense things you can do to live a healthier life

    Common Sense for Living a Healthier Life

    An estimated 95 percent of the world's population suffers from some type of medical condition according to recent reports from the healthcare sector. More than a third live with as many as five simultaneous health issues.1 At the same time, one in four people currently suffer from a mental illness, and this number is expected to increase during the years to come.


    Healthy Living Whole Foods Cookbook displaying wooden cooking utensils and recipe notepad.

    Healthy Living Whole Foods Cookbook

    Many people know "what" to do to be healthy, but HOW do you do it? One of the best ways we have found is to show people how we eat as a family. This customizable, whole foods cookbook features two hobby chefs! Sara Kosmiski is an amazing RAW foods expert, and Libby Wright shares good foods for beginners in healthy cooking. We hope you enjoy these recipes and encourage you to share them with your family and friends!


    a young couple breathing outside

    Tip 4: Take a Breath

    One of the best ways to exercise is through breathing! Learn more in part four of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.


    an aged woman stretches outdoors

    Tip 7- Let's Get Physical

    Time to get physical! Your body needs to move, even if it's just a little bit! Learn more in part seven of this blog series entitled Seven Tips For Balanced Living.


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