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Home-based Workout During this COVID-19 Outbreak

Exercise and workout are not just beneficial for weight loss, it also relieves the stress, makes you fresh and improves your health. But this time when coronavirus has hit the whole world hard, it is nearly impossible to go to the gym and do the regular workout. So, the health experts suggest to work out from home. This way, you can carry out your routine without infecting others or being infected by other people.

Everyone should know that coronavirus is a respiratory disease and it transmits from one person to another through contaminated surfaces or direct contact.  Dr. Nancy Messonnie is the director at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases by CDC. She advises everyone to follow the basic precautions to be safe form this coronavirus.

She suggests;

“Take everyday precautions like avoiding close contact with people who are sick, cleaning your hands often, and to the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places. Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.”

The information shared on this virus by the World Health Organization (WHO)  says that this virus can stay on surfaces for hours and even days. That is why it recommends people wash their hands or use a sanitizer to be germ-free.

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All public places are closing down and this is a real problem for fitness lovers who would no longer be able to go to a gym. Since places like gym accommodate many people at a time among which, any single infected person can infect all.

So simply wiping the sweat with a towel is not enough to prevent the virus to attack you. The best that a person can do here is to start doing home-based exercises. While many people share that coronavirus outbreak has not changed their workout routine but the fearful news coming every hour is creating panic in public. It has to lead to a closedown of gyms after which, most of these people who were still going to the gym have started doing exercise at home.

Staying at home during this coronavirus outbreak is probably the best strategy. Although not many people believe you can continue your workout routine at home. Besides the obvious health benefits, it would save you from coronavirus, which has spread to more than 140 countries in the world.

Dr. David Nazarian is a certified medical practitioner of Internal Medicine suggests that everyone needs to follow the standard precautionary measures to save himself. He says;

“Exercise is important for overall healthy well-being, but it is vital to protect yourself from airborne disease, especially new ones such as the coronavirus where effective treatment is still being studied.”

He further added; “If avoiding places that are high risk for transmission of airborne diseases is necessary, there can be alternative options such as working out at home.”

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During this home-based workout, try to focus on exercises that build strength and improves stamina. Exercises such as planks, different types of pushups, squats, leg raises, leg lifts, and burpees are not helpful to maintain health but also maintains your weight. Plan a total body workout of at least 20 minutes to get your desired benefits.

Alternately you can do yoga at home which doesn’t require you to go out form the house. There are millions of online video guides available for those who cant plan a daily workout. It is high time to consider coronavirus a serious health threat and stay at home. No need to go to the gym when you can work out at home.



Areeba Hussain

The author is a fulltime medical and healthcare writer. She graduated in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. Her areas of prime interest are medicine, medical technology, disease awareness, and research analysis. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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