Updated: Mar 17
New year, new goals and some of you will definitely have on the to do's doing more sports and having an active lifestyle.
Indeed, this is the time of the year when gyms were fully booked and you couldn't find any spot free in fitness studios. At least in pre-covid times.
Now, with covid circulating around, the game has changed. Most of us, we need to carry on with an online lifestyle. On top of this, if you live in a country where winter just arrived, unless you ski or enjoy outdoors winter activities, you probably want to simply hibernate.
Days get darker, it is cold outside... you may be telling yourselves: how am I supposed to have the energies to exercise?
We all feel in the same way. I even feel like a just want to eat high caloric food and sleep the whole day. But at the same time, I know how dangerous it can be the vicious circle that I would get in, and how quickly I would get "moody". Indeed, lack of exercising boosts mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. At the same time, you lose the muscles that help you holding your body and joints, leading you to muscular pain and silly injuries.
But you know what?
We can do it!
We can sweat, we can rise our heartbeats and we can exercise even in a covid world!
Happy to share with you the top 5 tips I found useful on myself, and hopefully they help you too getting a healthy active routine in your daily life.
1. Know yourself
"What do you mean Zohar?" well, I mean that we all have a certain living and sleeping pattern. Are you a morning or evening person? If you get yourself into one topic, can you suddenly stop, or you need to keep working on, until it is done? If you don't know "how you work", you probably won't be able to define an activity schedule that will fit your lifestyle.
For example, you work in a 8am-5pm schedule and you enjoy staying in bed until the last minute, you will probably be more keen on doing sports at lunch time or after work. Be honest to yourself and recognize your pattern.