Stay fit…at home!

Staying fit at home
Staying fit at home

With the current national lockdown, all fitness centres are closed and you have no gym buddy to make you feel bad for missing your session. Simply put, your conscience is all you have. Does all the food in your kitchen keep calling your name, eagerly begging to be devoured? Don’t fall for it! Instead, look to staying fit and healthy by turning your house into the perfect workout space.

Here are a few exercises you can do:

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Perfect for your whole body, this workout will keep you feeling refreshed after every session. Wellness coach Itumeleng “@tumimillicent” Melamu knows all about it. “I try to eat well, and do home workouts for over an hour. Anything from high knees to mountain climbers, and filling my water bottle to use as a weight for leg exercises works,” she says.

If you have a fitness trainer, how about keeping in touch virtually? Fitness trainer Mondli “@coachmondlis” Sibiya keeps in touch with his clients by using a virtual meeting app. “Our eating habits should improve because we eat more home-cooked meals. They are much healthier. I have 30-minute sessions with my clients; they just need a mat and some free space to avoid injuries.”

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Change of season affects the immune system negatively, and exercise has been proven to boost immune health. This is a wake-up call to make your health a priority because health is wealth – and, you also get to look great!

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More workouts to try at home

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