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How To Exercise At Home During COVID-19

Cayman Islands Government
Published: April 20 2020
Last Updated: September 10, 2021

You can stay home and stay fit with some creativity and modifications to your current exercise plan.

Being healthy by maintaining a balanced diet and getting enough exercise can help improve your immune system. It can also improve your mental and emotional well being.  

Here are some suggestions of exercises you can do at home by yourself or with your whole family. Creating a daily routine that incorporates physical fitness can have long-lasting health benefits.

 

Yoga

Yoga has many benefits that extend beyond physical fitness. Incorporating mindful breathing techniques and meditative aspects can help to reduce anxiety. You don't need to be fit or flexible to practice yoga, meditation or mindful breathing techniques and these are techniques that can be practiced by your entire family.

Yoga is a great indoor exercise because it requires minimal space and equipment. If you do not have a yoga mat, you can improvise using a beach towel to help cushion your joints for any poses where you need to kneel or lay on hard tiles. Not sure what yoga poses to do? There are numerous online videos for all experience levels and many of these are free. Try out a few different lessons to find one that suits you.

Crossfit

You can do modified Crossfit exercises in your home without gym equipment. Your gym may have some set ‘Workout of the Day’ plans that you can follow at home, you can find some great lists online, or you can make your own workout routine with a list of bodyweight workouts including squats, burpees, pushups, crunches and jumping jacks.

 

Cardio

A good cardio workout can be done in your home without needing too much space. Dance workouts like Zumba, aerobics exercises, and even martial arts exercises like kickboxing can be done in the comfort of your living room. Make sure you clear your area of any potential hazards before you start.

 

Exercises for Kids

If you have children at home, this is a good time to set an example of incorporating daily fitness into your routine. You will likely find that they will join you in your exercises. Keep it fun for them and modify anything too challenging so they can do it too. Your children also need daily exercise. Finding ways to help them burn a little energy throughout the day can help improve their physical and mental health.

 

Can I Exercise Outside?

In Grand Cayman, outdoor exercise is permitted, whether alone, together with family members living at the same residence, or with up to five other people. [Please note this is subject to change and you can find all current policies here.]

 

Can I Go for a Swim?

Yes. You can go to beaches in Grand Cayman for the purpose of exercise and to swim under the provisions for outdoor exercise (see above).

[Please note this is subject to change and you can find all current policies here.]

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