5 fun ways to stay active when you’re stuck at home

With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation, many of us have been ordered to work from home. Whether you fall into this category, or you are at high risk of getting complications from the virus and so are self isolating by choice, being stuck at home can take its toll on your mental and physical wellbeing.

Regular exercise is key for boosting your spirits and keeping your health in check. So if you’re unable to leave the house for physical activity, here are five fun ways you can stay active while in the comfort of your own home.

Create Your Own Obstacle Course

If you have lots of space in your backyard and want to put it to good use, why not set up your own obstacle course? Getting your creative juices flowing, and taking inspiration from American Ninja Warrior, can help you create a fun filled obstacle course that will keep you fit and active. While your budget may not stretch anywhere near as far as the obstacle courses you see on the television, there is plenty of cost-effective equipment that you can purchase. If you live with family, getting everyone involved can be a great way to bond with your loved ones.

Try Yoga

There are many health benefits to be gained from yoga. There are lots of poses that you can try which can help with your breathing, calm your mind, and release any tension from your body. One of the best things about yoga is that it can be performed anywhere in your home. All you need is a yoga mat and the right attire to get started. If you have young children, they can get involved too. It’s a great way to keep them occupied and entertained.

Join a Virtual Dance Class

If you’re not able to leave your house, you may feel isolated and disconnected from the outside world. If you are used to hitting the gym and socializing with others, why not join a virtual dance class? Thanks to video conferencing software like Zoom and Skype, there are lots of virtual dance classes that you can join. You may not have the motivation to work out if left to your own devices at home, so signing up to a virtual dance class can help keep you active and be a great way to socialize with others.

Play with Your Pet

If you have a furry friend, playing with your pet can be another fun way to keep active while stuck at home. Whether you have a cat or dog, depending on their breed and age, there are numerous activities that you can try out that provide mental stimulation and great physical exercise, while also strengthening your bond with your pet. Playing with your pet can be a good opportunity to let off stream and reduce stress levels.

Invest in Sports Equipment

Turning your home into a sports haven can serve as a constant reminder to keep fit and active. If you’re a lover of golf and unable to head to a nearby course, you may want to check out this list of the best golf simulators. For gym lovers, there is tons of equipment and machinery that you can buy and make use of.  The same is true for almost every sporting activity so do some research and find out what’s available.

If you’re stuck at home and are unable to head to the gym, there are tons of fun things you can do inside that can keep your mind and body active.