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How to Keep Physically Active While You Stay at Home

Staying Active from Home

As we continue to practice social distancing and find ourselves spending more time indoors, you may find yourself missing your regular routine — and your gym. You may also be wondering how you can continue to stay healthy and active at home. Luckily, there are many activities you can participate in without the need for expensive workout equipment. Here are some simple ways you can stay active while you keep your family’s health in mind.

Catch Up On Housework

While you catch up on spring cleaning to prepare your home for the summer months, why not make it a workout? Many household chores help to get your heart rate up and count toward your weekly aerobic exercise targets. Try adding some of these tidying tasks to your weekly routine to keep your body active while keeping your house clean:

  • Vacuum for at least 30 minutes.
  • Sweep and mop your floors for 15 minutes.
  • Deep clean your bathroom.
  • Wash your windows.

Try Gardening

Whether you want to plant some fresh vegetables or try your hand at landscaping, gardening is also an excellent source of aerobic activity. Yard work helps to engage all of the major muscle groups while also helping to raise your heart rate and get your blood flowing. Spend 30 minutes to an hour tending to your garden or yard to reap the benefits of this unexpected form of exercise.

Take the Stairs

While we’ve all heard the saying that you should take the stairs instead of the elevator as a healthy lifestyle choice—you can also use the stairs in your home to get a good workout. Here are some simple ways you can use your steps for a full-body workout:

  • Running up and down your stairs.
  • Inclined push-ups.
  • Squats.
  • Side-squats.
  • Inclined mountain climbers.

When you find yourself workout out at home, be mindful of your body and it’s limitations. Avoid trying new movements or workouts if you are unsure how to properly perform them to prevent injury.

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At the Comprehensive Spine Institute, we understand that spinal issues can be devastating, having an intensely negative impact on your quality of life. We also understand that it can be intimidating when it comes to choosing the right course of treatment.

Our team of orthopedic specialists will work with you to assess your condition and talk through the appropriate treatment options available—both surgical and nonsurgical.

Call us at (727) 300-2537 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.