"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Workout Creatives: Ways to Get in Shape during the Pandemic

During the pandemic, many people find that the way they live has changed. This ranges from changes in how they work to how they spend time at home, which is a lot. Most people find themselves locked-in at home as it’s one of the most effective ways to stay safe from the pandemic.

Then again, some think that it’s already become a nuisance, to the point that cleaning air vents aren’t possible just yet. For active people, it’s a test of creativity. Most people would go to the gym to work out, but that’s not allowed under the current new normal. If you want to exercise, you must figure things out.

Have you ever wondered how possible it is that you might get your workout in? It’s not entirely impossible at all. Here are some creative ways for you to get your workout on.

Foster Creativity with Movements

There are a lot of chances to get in some exercise under the pandemic. While you would rather go to the gym, you can explore new ways to get your workout done. There are already online classes and groups uploading their workout on the Web, and they’re getting more and more by the minute.

Since video streaming is big these days, you can try out a virtual workout or dance party with friends. You can set this up at a regular time every week. With a regular meet-up time and social interaction, it’ll feel like you’re going to the gym regularly with the crew.

Reap the Benefits of Workout

There are a lot of health benefits you gain from regularly exercising and working out. Since you’ll need your health during the pandemic, anyway, consider this the perfect time to make good on that New Year’s resolution to be healthy.

The health benefits one gets from exercise gets to be overlooked a lot. With regular activity, anxiety, depression, and a lot of sedentary time are voided. It also promotes more social connections and boosts your productivity at work or even at home, since you’ve got a lot of energy pent-up within you that’s released.

 The Bonding Time with the Family

working out with the family

Another advantage of exercising at home is that you get the whole family involved. Sometimes you also need to have your children in the activity, as they are most susceptible to a sedentary lifestyle these days. All those video games and time wiled away on social media and mobile games aren’t helping them a lot.

If you can, try to tailor your workout so that they can enjoy the experience. You’ll get some exercise or warm-up already if you try working out with them. Some exercises can be a combination of traditional exercises or even other workouts like vigorous play-chasing.

Fitness in Video Games

If you want, you can go the way of Dance Dance Revolution enthusiasts and incorporate your love (or not) of video games into your workout. There’s a lot that these video games can help you with. It can benefit your body and mind and, at the same time, help you feel like you’re not working out at all.

There are many video game consoles with games designed to make the most out of body movement. What’s more, these video games have been designed with the help of fitness consultants, so you know you’re getting the most out of moving when you’re playing them.

Go Out into the World

Besides fitness video games, you can also play AR (augmented reality) video games that make you move in the real world. Given that today’s pandemic has allowed for very little interaction with the world, you can go and roam the vast wideness of your backyard or areas very near your neighborhood.

There are games where you capture creatures for your collection. Others make you photograph locations to ‘colonize’ them, while there are augmented reality games whose subject is to subjugate a lot of areas and capture different creatures – a combination, if you will. It depends on which games are within your radar but try them out and see if things work out for your workout.

Exercising can feel like a drag. What’s even more of a drag is when you don’t exercise but stay out of shape – many health problems affect you without exercise. If you want to stay healthy and fit during the pandemic, these are a few of the ways you can do it. What exercise will you be trying soon?

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