Exercise motivation in these trying times
Consulted: Kunal Jhaveri, a strength & conditioning coach and trainer for 9 years, with a Degree in Kinesiology/ Exercise Science. CEO and owner of Bear Grips.
MD in Psychiatry Patricia Morales.
We are now living in the "new normal" where many of us are working from home, our kids are also learning and schooling from home, our schedules are blurred to both work and family life balance. Not to mention an added fear of public places, especially gyms, as the fear of the virus is in the back of everyone's mind.
A good way to maintain your motivation during these trying times is to make exercising a priority, schedule it into your day as you would a meeting or a dentist appointment. By scheduling a workout into your calendar increases your chances of getting it done, just like you would a deadline at work. You can also sneak a workout midday! Yes, we live in the new normal, where we are all home, all the time. You report in with a virtual login and spend your day on zoom calls. Take 15 minutes and simply stretch out, go for a walk, take the dog out, take the kids outside. By doing this midday, it gives you an energy boost and breaks up your day, it's like drinking 2 cups of coffee! You can also exercise while on zoom with your gym friends, it might not be the same, but it will give you the motivation to do the workout of the day!
Use protective workout gear to give you some peace of mind! We all have a fear of being in public places, but using products like Bear Grips Shield Gloves, which are full finger workout gloves, you no longer expose your hands to touching any surfaces. The touchscreen tips let you play your music and touch cardio screens. Added bonus is using their flexible breathable workout masks. Gives you more peace of mind as you get back into your routine.
Exercise relieves stress, which results in a better overall mood for the day and helps you sleep better. It also releases endorphins once the workout is done and helps people that suffer from anxiety and/or depression.
Contact Person Name: Kunal Jhaveri
Company Name: Bear Grips
Address: 484 Lowell Street, Ste B3, Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 817-2883
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