Many in the fitness and the medical community have been speaking recently about the importance that we all look to get ourselves in better shape as soon as possible after lockdown. Indeed just last week I was watching fascinating Instagram live with the brilliant fitness specialist Ayden Hector, who was talking about this exact topic. I wanted then to jump onto this bandwagon so to speak and offer some behavioral tips for how you can get back in shape after lockdown. It is fair to say that many of us have been lazy and have over-indulged during this time, and here is how you can get back on track.
The thought of going for a 10k run or lifting weights may seem terrifying to you right now but the trick to getting things back to where they were is to simply start off by walking. Look to walk for at least one hour every single day for 10 days. This will be enough to get the blood pumping around your body, to get your flexibility and your mobility back to a better place and it will provide you with a solid foundation from which to start getting back in shape, all you have to do is walk.
Diet In Line
If we are going to be addressing your fitness then we also have to talk diet, this has got to look healthier than it has for the last 6 months. As many in the industry will tell you, there is no way of working out a bad diet. This means that even if you are killing yourself with exercise each day, if you are not eating right, you are going to have some serious issues in bringing the weight down to a place that you are comfortable with.
There is a need for a certain sense of pressure and motivation when you are looking to get back in shape and you can get that from a friend or a family member who is looking to do the same thing as you are. This is why buddying up can be a great idea because you both put pressure on each other to be better and to work harder.
Setting Manageable Goals
Whilst it is of course beneficial that you are in the best health that you can be as soon as possible, there is no mad rush for this and so you should look to avoid any kind of fad or crash diets which promise rapid results. The key is to alter your lifestyle, eat better, exercise more, there really isn’t too much more to it than that. With this in mind you have to ensure that you are setting reasonable and manageable goals for yourself which are tough, but achievable.
The key to this is to keep it very simple and to take your time, you will get there as long as you are prepared to work hard.