Staying fit in the time of COVID-19

As the world is globally suffering from the ongoing pandemic, physical interaction is getting limited and social distancing has become a norm. Most of the population have adapted to working from home and travel/events/activities are have gone to a downturn. Even gyms and fitness centers are closed so we have to make do with that we have as it looks like the virus is here to stay for a while.

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I have been working out for a few years now and fitness has become a daily part of my life. Given the busy and frantic lifestyle, exercising is something that I cant live without. I’m glad that some parks are now open to the public. I see more and more people in open areas working out and doing various kinds of physical activity.

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The more you are fit the more energetic and active you will be. Why not try to take a walk instead of sitting at home on your couch whiling your time in front of the TV or fiddle and fickle with your latest smartphones.

This is the ideal time that we get since usually, we are swamped with the daily grind of being at work with stress and the daily monotonous commute. It’s a quite world out here. Doing some form of exercise is an easy and free way to boost both your mental and physical health, and now is the ideal time to try a new activity for those of you who are still stuck.

If you’re working or studying from home, or currently not working, you won’t be getting the exercise you normally do by commuting to and from an office. And if you’re the kind of person who likes to get active in a group, your usual pursuits like gym classes and team sports are no longer an option.

Physical activity helps my body and mind in many ways. The exercise releases chemicals like serotonin and endorphins, which are great for your mood. The more I walk, inhale and exhale, carry out a few rounds of jog the more stress it reliefs which does make a big difference in my lifestyle. To add, Yoga does wonders too for me too. Most importantly burning out calories and being in shape adds more confidence to my personality and style.

All this leads to better sleep and improves my immune system. Most importantly and highly noticeable it helps me lose weight.

I must say that I am someone who hardly falls sick landing in bed with cold and flu as body regime plays an integral part. Even 10 minutes of movement a day can help your body and mind feel better.

Let it be a dance, a Zumba, or anything as long as you find it effective then you surely love what you’re doing.  Encourage your loved ones, who you’re in no doubt spending a lot of time with right now, to take a moment to move their bodies too.

Yes with the present situation each of us needs to be extra cautious and vigilant with our surroundings but this does not give us an excuse to say a “No” to exercise. So shake it, move it and sweat it out.


About the Author: Mathew Litty

Mathew Litty Dubai writer

I am Mathew Litty hailing from the South of India, but have been raised in Dubai all my life (36 years). I have completed my graduation in Journalism and have been working in Dubai for 16 years.  I love composing write-ups,  lifestyle stories, community reports, etc. Living in a cosmopolitan city there are lots happening out here and I always love to explore the latest be it personal and business life.

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