Exercises you can easily do at home
With the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, getting the motivation to work out at home can be tough, especially if you feel like you don't have the right equipment or space to do so. Dr. Cindy Lin, associate director of clinical innovation at The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, explains how it is still easy to maintain your fitness level at home. There are virtual classes, apps, and The Sports Institute's ExerciseRx. Research has shown the benefits of physical activity, like relieving stress and boosting the immune system.
"Even just taking a 5- or 10-minute break from sitting has been shown to be beneficial to your health too, so every minute counts, every movement counts," Lin says. "Definitely we should be dedicating ourselves to doing that because it’s more important than ever that we stay healthy."
Bernard Bansil, a UW Medicine physical therapist, walks through some of those exercises in the video below.