Due to coronavirus many of us are stuck at home, either working remotely or not working at all. Times are demanding and nobody knows what the future will bring. One thing is for sure, our lives have changed significantly. What once seemed impossible, is our reality today. And even if we don’t particularly like those changes, we have to find a way of coping with them for our own sake.
Currently it is risky even to go out for exercise. Jogging or cycling in a mask, however strongly recommended by medical authorities, may seem uncomfortable for many of us. Therefore, an alternative is much sought after. And here comes it – indoor workout.
It is seemingly not as attractive as outdoor exercise, mainly due to lack of the fresh air and the nature around. However, keeping fit is crucial not only for our bodies but also for our mental health. Keeping that in mind, however hard it seems, we shall try our best to exercise at home regularly. It should be the element of our everyday routine, something to keep us going.
Riding a stationary exercise bike is particularly useful here. Not only it gives us the possibility to burn calories, but also makes our heart, legs and muscles stronger while putting less pressure on our joints. So it is an excellent choice for those of us who can’t run on regular basis or had some injuries in the past (including me).
There are some drawbacks of riding a bike at home, too. Apart for that mentioned above, it can seem monotonous and boring, especially if you are impatient (like me!).
Following the same logic, let’s think of what we can do simultaneously with pedalling in place! Obviously, if you are just about the perfect technique, this article is not for you ;-). For the rest of you, have fun (but stay safe and conscious, too!).
1) Watch a movie. I particularly recommend something ‚lightweight’ and optimistic, like ‚Amelia’ or all the movies with Louis de Funes.
2) Call your mum/dad/brother/sister/pal/that guy or a girl you always wanted to call – now you can finally tell him/her you getting fit (even if you have just lost 15 calories – who cares). You may even call the president if you have such connections ;-).
3) Think what you will cook for lunch/dinner/supper. The more effort you put into pedalling, the more delicious meal you would like to have. Your sacrifice counts!
4) Listen to the music you love. Good music can work like dopamine – boost your energy level up to Himalayas. For workout I obviously recommend electronic music. It gives a kick.
5) Plan the Christmas online shopping in mind. Just think of all these lovely decorations and gifts. Sweat and dream, dream and sweat. The world is yours.