2. Resistance bands
If you'd like to give your body a bit more of a challenge, resistance bands are a great step up from yoga. Even if you're struggling to do a single push-up, resistance bands will help you build up your strength bit by bit,
as they come in different sizes. They are extremely versatile too and work equally well in the park and the bedroom. They are also easy to use, with plenty of workouts online. Bands can range from €10 to €50, depending on the brand, and they are easy to find and test in sports shops. Quite a few exercises can also be done while sitting
, so now you'll have something to do during boring Zoom sessions!
If your fitness level isn't very good, running can be painful at the beginning - but it can also become one of the most fulfilling forms of exercise you can do. With summer coming and the weather getting sunnier, it's a great time to pick up a pair of affordable running shoes and challenge your limits in the local park
. As soon as you push through the initial barrier and your body adjusts to the stress, running will show you its full range of benefits. It will give you a sense of achievement
for smashing past your previous records, it will clear your head and give you superhuman clarity of thought
, it will benefit your lungs and heart, and help you shed some extra pounds
. Also, it will make it easier to run after your bus.
4. Gym classes
If you struggle to be consistent in working out at home, the gym can help keep you motivated. It's like a Netflix subscription for your body
! Most gyms offer free classes aimed at keeping you fit and burning fat
, usually lasting less than an hour (typically 30 mins), so you won't feel like a beginner. Just do whatever you feel comfortable doing and work your way up.
With a lot of gyms reopening after the restrictions end, there will be plenty of discounts aimed at getting people to join. If gyms are still closed in your area, you can set a gym at home and follow online fitness courses.Ivan Raynovski has kindly shared during the Freelance Business Month valuable nutrition tips and a quick exercise you can do at home at any time.