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Staying Active During COVID-19

Toward the end of February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was just beginning to cause businesses to close and people to stay home. With gyms having to close and people recommended to stay home, many were cut off from their normal exercise routines and lifestyle.

With people working from home, life became more inactive and time alone became generous. Exercise helps counter this by getting your body moving and active, which also helps the brain create more serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone created by the brain that regulates a person’s mood and emotion. Exercise can help stimulate the brain into producing more serotonin.

The body is something that needs to be maintained. Having an active and healthy body and mind can help deal with these times, and there are plenty of ways for anyone of all ages to stay active even from home.

Cardio is always a good thing to incorporate into an exercise routine, no matter your age, to keep the body moving as well as routinely stretching.

If you’re in your 20s or early 30s, weight training is something that is good for building muscle and keeping the body strong. As you get older, weight training becomes more vital for keeping your body strong.

In your later 30s and 40s, your metabolism can begin to slow down. Focus more on explosive cardio that can help keep your metabolism running at peak performance.

From your 50s and upward, leg strength and mobility become important to focus on. Examples would be; walks to keep your legs limber and maintained, low impact exercises to keep stress on the body low, and staying active in general.

There are many exercises that can be done from home to keep your body moving and active, which is important during this time.

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