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The Healthiest Way to Sweat Out a Pandemic

We are currently living in uncertain times and with gyms, swimming pools and sports clubs closed, many people are searching for safe alternatives to keep fit and active whilst in isolation. Even Olympic athletes have been substituting their training for at home alternatives! Below are some simple tips to follow in order to keep active.

Home workouts

Home workouts are a safe alternative to going to the gym. Many workouts including bodyweight exercises and yoga require little to no equipment.

However, buying some basic inexpensive equipment (resistance bands, skipping rope, yoga mat or dumbbells could help keep your workout interesting!

Examples of exercises with & without equipment at home!

A full list of exercise ideas can be found at www.topendsports.com/fitness

Along with sport specific exercises!

Go online!

Currently there are many fitness apps and free online resources to help make your home workout effective and enjoyable!

Since the virus outbreak many gyms around the Netherlands are now broadcasting various fitness videos via their social media so keep an eye out for your local gym!

Free exercise apps:

  • 7 Minute Workout
  • Asana Rebel
  • Nike Training Club
  • 8Fit

Professional

Many healthcare professionals are now looking for ways to stay in contact with their patients and continue giving help and advice at a distance.

For example, many physiotherapists across the country are now providing video consults to patients wanting anything from a full intake to advice on following a training programme.

Get in contact with these providers to see what they can offer.

Article by Imogen Robotham - Boerrigter Physical Therapy Eindhoven

Example of the 7 Minute Workout App

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