Enjoying a beautiful sunset in Lakes Park, Fort Myers, Florida, after a 2 mile run on a beautiful April Florida evening. Photo courtesy of Charly Caldwell II.
Undeniably, we have had to deal with a lot of changes over the last few year.
Looking forward, it is likely that these changes will resonate for weeks, months or even years, changing the way we operate.
Navigating the lifestyle changes can be difficult and disruptive and keeping up with good habits can fall to the wayside.
Many may even have given up on the idea of trying to exercise at home entirely due to lack of equipment, space, time or motivation.
Some experienced the “quarantine 15”.
Whatever your status, it is especially important during times like these to look after our health and well-being and to consider the role of physical activity in managing various health risks.
Exercise is a mainstay in preventative management of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Physical activity is also essential for the development of the brain.
Increased oxygen while exercising can boost concentration, memory and mood, helping to fight stress, anxiety and depression associated with uncertainty.
Building or rebuilding the habit of exercising can be difficult even at the best of times.
However, there are proven strategies that can make the process easier to manage and maintain:
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