Staying fit and strong amid COVID-19 pandemic

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    As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, keeping a healthy lifestyle is vital to reduce the risks of getting infected, especially while everyone is still advised to stay at home amid the lockdowns and community quarantines.

    Just because you are staying at home during these trying times, it does not mean that your physical activities need to stop. To help you keep yourself healthy and active, Santé, a provider of premier organic health and wellness products and services, lists simple, equipment-free workout you can do at home.

    Doing some warm up routines before starting any workout gets your muscles loose and your core temperature up, avoiding muscle strain due to sudden exertion. Doing 30 reps each of Jumping Jacks and High Knees preps the body and gets the blood pumping in preparation for the routine.

    Doing squats strengthens the core, buttocks and thighs. Start by standing, and then drop the buttocks back and bend the knees into a sitting position while alternating forward lunges

    Meanwhile alternating forward lunges focus on the leg muscles. Step forward with your right foot, lowering your hips until both of your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep your weight on your heels as you go back to the starting position. Repeat the process with your left foot forward to complete a single rep.

    The push-up is a standard exercise for those who want to work out their upper body. Straighten your arms and legs, then lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. Pause for a second, then push yourself back up, all the time keeping the core engaged and the back straight.

    Tricep dips target the arm.  Position your hands, shoulder-width apart, on a stable chair with your body off the chair itself. Slowly bend your elbows until about a 90-degree angle to lower your body towards the floor. And then, press down into the chair to straighten your elbows back.

    Sit-ups target the core muscles. Start by lying down and bending the knees, making sure to keep the feet firmly on the ground. Curl your upper body up towards your knees. Slowly lower yourself down to the starting position.

    Wall Sits use a static position to put load on the muscles. Lean back against a wall with your feet shoulder-width apart. The head, shoulders and upper back should be in contact with the wall. Slide down the wall until your thighs are parallel to the ground and hold the position for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Finish the workout with some cardio such as mountain climbers, burpees, or the plank.

    While you are at it, do not forget to stay hydrated with other healthy drinks to help yourself cool down. For athletes and health enthusiasts alike, keeping yourself hydrated can also help cleanse the body of waste in the form of urine and sweat.

    Aside from water, among the healthier choices you can drink, to stay hydrated while keeping an active and healthy lifestyle is FITn’Trim, a weight-management drink that is a game-changer to working out and getting fit.

    Enriched with Vitamin C that helps keep your immune system functioning optimally, FITn’Trim also has Santé’s signature organic pure barley grass powder, certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.

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