At-Home Workouts

April 6, 2020

Many of us are still adjusting to our “new normal.”  With gyms closed and no reopening date set, daily routines have been thrown off for the foreseeable future.  At United Rehab Hands On Physical Therapy, we understand how difficult this situation can be.  To make things a bit easier, our team would like to share some tips on how you can stay in shape even with workout facilities closed.

Many of us are still adjusting to our “new normal.”  With gyms closed and no reopening date set, daily routines have been thrown off for the foreseeable future.  At United Rehab Hands On Physical Therapy, we understand how difficult this situation can be.  To make things a bit easier, our team would like to share some tips on how you can stay in shape even with workout facilities closed.

 

Get Your Warm-Up In

 

One of the most important parts of any workout is making time for a warm-up period.  Trying to exercise when your body is stiff is an excellent way to sustain an injury.  By warming up, you both increase the blood flow to your muscles as well as their flexibility.  A prepared body is less likely to end up in pain after being active, so we recommend doing the below before your at-home workout:

  • Static stretches.

  • Dynamic Stretches.

  • Going for a brisk walk or jog.

 

Strength Training

 

It’s easy to assume that without free weights or expensive gym equipment, performing strengthening exercises can be difficult.  However, many people have been able to better their muscle tone for years without ever needing the gym.  Bodyweight strengthening exercises are the perfect way to stay in shape and burn off any excess energy during the stay at home orders.  Below are just a few examples of the exercises you can do to build up strength from the comfort of your own home:

  • Pushups.

  • Burpees.

  • Situps.

  • Lunges.

  • Wall-sits

  • Squats.

 

Cardio 

 

Cardio training is another form of exercise you can perform without needing to go to the gym.  It is perfectly feasible to perform this training while still adhering to life-saving social distancing guidelines.  If you’d like to boost your endurance and increase your heart health, try incorporating the following into your daily habits:

  • Running. 

  • Biking.

  • Hiking.

  • Swimming (during summer).

 

Stay Safe

 

At United Hands On Physical Therapy, we everyone to stay happy and healthy.  When going outside for exercise, make sure you wear a mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  If you’re focused on strength training, always utilize proper form so you can avoid injury.  For more information about at-home workouts, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today. 

 

One of the most important parts of any workout is making time for a warm-up period.  Trying to exercise when your body is stiff is an excellent way to sustain an injury.  By warming up, you both increase the blood flow to your muscles as well as their flexibility.  A prepared body is less likely to end up in pain after being active, so we recommend doing the below before your at-home workout:

  • Static stretches.

  • Dynamic Stretches.

  • Going for a brisk walk or jog.

United Rehab

 

It is important for you to stay active even when you are stuck at home! If you are working out in your home and happen to get injured United Rehab is here to help you with any issues you may be facing. Our facilities are open to those who require immediate help from a physical therapist. Contact us today if you are in need of physical therapy or have any questions for us! 

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