Posts Tagged ‘quarantine’

Smart Home Gym Equipment: A Complete Review

Sunday, May 9th, 2021
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If you are among the many people who enjoy keeping fit, working out, or simply exercising you will probably have a gym membership. Of course, it will not have been used much – if at all – in the last year or so during the pandemic lockdown, and you may have found another way to work out. Indeed, many people are installing home gyms with smart home gym equipment. Some are basic, some more sophisticated, and it might be a good idea to think about this yourself. 

In the review that follows we will look at why home gyms make sense, where you should consider putting and what you need in them. Let’s get started by laying out some of the main reasons that home gyms are booming in popularity.

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Top 7 Tips For Better Home Workouts

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

With this COVID-19 outbreak, when the world has stopped, there is not much to do for the people at home. No more movie cinemas, water parks, shopping, or even partying. That’s why we’ve been focusing on creating better home workouts so often this past year or so.

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When everything is closed, so are the gyms. The gym enthusiasts are missing their favorite place. And not just them, people who never went to the gym are considering working out with so much time in their hands. 

So fret not! You can work out from home. Here is a compiled list of 7 efficient tips that can help you out!

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3 Ways to Balance Gym and Life During The Pandemic

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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The global Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the dynamics of life in extreme ways. Measures to help reduce the spread of the virus include lockdowns and the constant practicing of social distancing. Public gathering spaces such as gyms have therefore had to shut down for periods depending on the lockdown regulations in the particular areas. 

In places where gyms are allowed to open, Covid-19 regulations have to be followed strictly—which significantly affects how people manage their gym time. Fortunately, frequent gym-goers have found a number of ways to adapt to the changes in their routine. 

Here are 3 ways to help you balance gym and life during the pandemic.

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How Can I Safely Visit a Gym During COVID-19?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Gym-goers are likely feeling out of sorts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visiting a gym habitually is one of the best ways to stay in shape, but self-isolation and social distancing procedures are keeping health nuts away from workout facilities. If you are itching to get back into the gym for some much-needed strength training, you may be wondering how to keep yourself safe while still getting a good pump.

Luckily, in this later stage of the coronavirus pandemic, some areas allow gyms to reopen their doors with extra safety precautions. When you get back into the swing of working out, remember to follow some additional steps to ensure your safety at the gym.

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Easy Summer Workouts You Can Do Right at Home

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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The summer is the season to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. While there’s nothing like the fun that can be had during this season, plenty of people struggle when it comes to feeling confident for putting on a swimsuit or going outdoors with little-to-no clothing on.

For example, I have plenty of male friends who refuse to take their shirts off at the beach. They don’t want their Dad-bods on display for the world. While this is perfectly understandable, albeit a little superficial, there are quite a few steps we can take to improve our health, confidence, and self-esteem, even while quarantined at home.

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How to Prepare Your Home Gym for the Second Wave of Quarantine

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Staying fit during quarantine doesn’t have to be complicated. After all, you’ve already gone through quarantine once. 

While the first time may have caught you off guard, there’s no reason the second lockdown should too. This entry into the Get Swole During Quarantine series provides some great tips for shoring up your home gym NOW, in case another pandemic hits in full force.

Having a well-equipped home gym can be the key to success! Don’t worry! You don’t need fancy, expensive things. 

Basic equipment, such as dumbbells and resistance bands are enough, but even those can be replaced. 

Sounds interesting? Keep reading to find out how to prepare your home gym for another quarantine.

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How To Step Up Your At-Home Workouts for Quarantine

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Quarantine is tough on our minds and our bodies, and if you aren’t lucky enough to have a home gym, staying in shape while stuck in the house can seem nearly impossible. Food is constantly at your disposal, and it is easy to fall into some pretty unhealthy habits if you are not careful.

As part of our quarantine series, perhaps you are already trying to exercise daily, but it’s not quite enough. Here are some easy things that you can do to boost your at-home workouts for quarantine and achieve maximum health benefits.

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Treat People Well and Hope to be Treated Well in Return

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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While growing up, I was always taught to be kind even when I did not feel like it. But as I grew older, my definition and understanding of kindness have remarkably changed. For me, it does not mean being kind in the face of meanness but rather understanding when to stop, when to give space and when to hold on. For me, being kind is treating people well, supporting those in need, and lending a helping hand. I believe this definition may vary from person-to-person based on what they believe and their understanding of right and wrong.

This entry into our quarantine series tackles a topic slightly displaced from fitness and nutrition but does facilitate a healthier lifestyle by improving your mind and spirit.

It does not require a degree to figure out that the world would be a happier place if we made a little effort towards each other. If we just started treating others nicely, maybe they would change their attitude towards us as well. I believe we’re all inherently kind. We all have the “kind streak,” but we hold it back so that we don’t appear weak. Being kind makes you anything but weak; it gives you control; it teaches you compassion and empathy; it gets you the respect you deserve.

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How to Cook Healthy During the Pandemic

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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This entry into our quarantine series focuses on everything we might be lacking in the kitchen while we’re locked down. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led all of us into isolation. The visits to grocery stores and in turn resources for cooking have been minimized. This is the real testing time for your cooking skills; cooking healthy and nutritious meals with what is available can be quite a challenge.

If you feel like you need to seek online couples therapy following exposure to your partner’s cooking, this blog post might end up saving your relationship!

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Rebound from Quarantine with Fitness, Not By Rushing Into a New Relationship

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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While the world battles against a global pandemic isolating the majority of the people and confining them to their homes, a bigger fight continues for those who are single, the struggle of staying alone and out of human touch. While others, married or in a relationship, on the contrary, face problems of strained relations because of a lack of communication and personal space. Here is our latest in our quarantine series of managing the fallout of lockdown through fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s consider what to do when the stay-at-home order is lifted.

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