When you’re stuck at home, it can be tempting to spend all your time relaxing in front of the TV or curled up in your favorite chair with a book. But being home for an extended period of time is much different than being home for the weekend, when you’re forced up out of that chair come Monday. If you’re going to be spending a month or more at home, exercise is one of the things you should always make time for. Here’s why:
It Will Keep Your Energy Up
Without a commute to work, school or shuttling family members to and from activities, the amount you move each day can significantly decrease—especially for apartment dwellers, who are likely confined to under 1,000 square feet. As a result, energy levels can drop significantly, causing feelings of sluggishness and fatigue. Fitting a workout into your day will instantly wake up your mind and body, plus provide a much-needed energy boost to help you get through the rest of your day.
It Will Help You Stay Fit
One of the perils of spending days in your home is the constant proximity to the kitchen, leading to snacking. Combine that with the decrease in your daily movement and it will take a toll on your waistline. So prioritizing exercise will help counteract the effects of your changing eating habits, helping you stay fit and healthy even while you may be enjoying a few more happy hours than normal.
It Will Improve Your Mood
Being stuck at home and moving from your bed, to your desk, to the couch, and back to your bed can get monotonous, and monotony can breed boredom and depression. Add in your newfound constant proximity to family members and in quarantine can negatively influence your mental health. Exercise prompts the release of endorphins, chemicals that improve your mood, plus it’s time spent doing something for yourself, which is a boost for your self-esteem.
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