At Gitelis Orthopedics, we know that everyone is keeping a little distance right now. To help keep yourself and others safe, our orthopedic surgeon in Barrington, IL has compiled this list of workout moves that are fun to do and don’t require a gym. Not only will these ideas help keep you fit, but they will help you stay sane during these unsettling times.
First things first, before you start any workout you should always begin with a light warm-up to loosen your muscles and avoid injuries. Start with three one-minute sets of your favorite cardio exercise. Some of our favorites include high knees, jump rope and stairs. Get a drink of water and get ready for the rest of your workout!
Run or Walk
Since most of us are working or learning from home, you might start to feel a little stir crazy. Do yourself a favor and get out of the house for a light jog or a long walk. If you can, convince your quarantine buddy to join you and hit the streets. A walk in the fresh air can boost your endorphins and help you fight those sugar cravings later in the day.
Take walking one step further and hop on a bike. Skip driving to the grocery store to pick up your new package of toilet paper and bike instead. Alternate between fast peddling and easy riding to increase your heart rate and burn more calories. Always remember to wear a helmet!
Freestyle dancing is a great way to break a sweat and acquire a full-body workout, plus popping on your favorite song will motivate your muscles and you won’t feel like you’re working that hard. Schedule a 30-minute dance party during your lunch break to boost your mood and metabolism.
While yoga isn’t considered an aerobic workout, it helps stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. Develop your own yoga routine or search for a free yoga tutorial on youtube. Yoga is easy to do from your house and may help calm your nerves.
Contact our orthopedic surgeon in Barrington, IL for any more home workout tips! To schedule, an appointment call us at (847) 807-7770 or visit us online!