Staying Active: Home Edition

By: Ocean Medlock (Managing Layout Editor)
Most of us are finding it difficult to come up with things to do during quarantine, especially when it comes to staying active; although there aren’t many places to go, the outdoors are still wide open for all and there are many things to do to get exercise. 
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The first option is to find workout videos on Youtube, there are plenty that don’t require equipment and you can even do them inside. Just search up what you are looking for and you are guaranteed to be satisfied. Whether you want to work on abs, arms, or legs, it is all there for you. Or sometimes you can even make up your own workouts with your preferred exercises at home too, this can fulfill your needs and keep you motivated to work-out since it is what you want to do.

Next is to simply go for a run, Florida weather is beautiful in the spring, so enjoy it! It is great exercise and it definitely gets you out of the house. Running is amazing cardio and is so good for you; it strengthens muscles, is good for your heart, and according to, “Running can significantly improve physical and mental health. As a form of aerobic exercise, running can reduce stress, improve heart health, and even help alleviate symptoms of depression.” 

Another great choice is to walk your dog or to take a walk by yourself or with family. Of course, stay six feet apart from others but this is great to again get out the house and into the beautiful weather. Staying home and inside is not good for mental or physical health. It can get really stuffy inside so it’s good to go outdoors for at least an hour per day. Taking a walk is fun and you can get in some exercise too without even realizing it.

Yoga is also amazing for mental health and your physical well-being, it can serve as exercise and as a great relaxing method. Many people have different opinions on it, you can either love it or hate it but it is always worth a try and very good for you.

Bike or skateboard around the neighborhood, these two things are very enjoyable and great exercise. Biking is amazing work on the legs as well as on a skateboard, these both will get you outside and are a lot of fun, also if you don’t know how to do either, or would like to get better on them, this is a perfect opportunity to do so.

A freshman at Nease, Alisa Margulis, has still been able to practice her sport during this tough time, she says, “I play tennis and I have been working on my strategy just in my driveway, it doesn’t require much equipment at all and in general students can just keep practicing their strategy in the sports they play too.” It is good to practice the sports you play; it can make time pass by and practice always makes perfect. 

We all wish this situation wasn’t happening but it is always important to stay positive and active no matter what. It benefits your physical and mental health and will keep you moving throughout the day. The days might go slow if you make them go slow; the more active you are and the more you do, the faster time will go by.