Thank you to The Wellness Society for providing these resources as a part of their Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook!
Developing a Regular Exercise Routine
“Walking is man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates
Exercise reduces the overall activation of your amygdala and sympathetic nervous system – the
parts of your brain and body that generate your stress response. Research suggests that aerobic exercise (such as walking, cycling, and jogging) provides the same benefits as non-aerobic exercise (such as yoga and pilates). Studies also suggest you need around 21 minutes three times a week to experience the benefits. So, you don’t have to spend hours doing it – it’s something most of us can fit in to our lives when it becomes a priority. It’s important to find something that you enjoy when it comes to building an exercise habit. Now more people than ever are interested in fitness, you have endless options. These include ‘bedroom fitness’ resources and tools that make it easy to keep moving indoors.
- Schedule a daily walk.
- Complete YouTube video workouts.
- Do online yoga with Yoga with Adriene.
- Set yourself a challenge to run 5k with the support of the Couch to 5k running plan for beginners.
- Invest in some indoor exercise equipment like bands, light weights, a yoga mat.
- Browse Pinterest for indoor workouts.
- Do an affordable at home cardio workout with a jump rope.
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