Staying Active during Quarantine

While you are quarantined at home, take the time you would have used to commute to your job and exercise instead!  Your excuse before may have been a lack of time, but you now have the time you would have spent commuting for exercise.

Yes, you may have additional responsibilities like home schooling your kids.  But that doesn’t start early in the morning.  Get up at the same time you normally would, get your exercise in, and then start your day.

Exercise boosts your immune system and we all need to keep our immune system working at its best right now.  Even 15 minutes of exercise will make a difference.

A quick workout of 20 squats, 20 lunges on each leg, and 20 push-ups will hit most of the muscles in your body.

There are plenty of exercise shows on TV, as well as classes and programs that provide workouts to members.  Work it into your schedule three days a week and take the other two days and sleep a little later.

Go for a walk (practicing social distancing of course) and get out into the fresh air. I just walked around my yard four times to clear my head, get some fresh air, and to get some extra steps on my FitBit.


Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.


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