Spring into a COVID-Safe Fitness Routine this Season

Spring is around the corner signaling that it’s time to dust off our exercise shoes and get back to our workout routines. For those of us who have been spending even more time in front of a screen, taking Zoom calls, and binge-watching series after series, take note: There’s still plenty of time to get your summer body in check. Just because COVID is lingering does not mean we can’t get a healthy at-home routine together. So, lay off the snacks, start making healthy eating choices (for your body and your skin), and find a workout that works for you. Just be sure to exercise at home or outdoors while socially distant.

Indoor Exercises to Keep you Moving:

  • Put on your favorite music and dance for at least 30 minutes. There are no rules. Just have fun.
  • Watch an exercise video. Strength training, cardio, yoga, even guided meditation. There are so many exercise videos to stream online.
  • Break a sweat on an at-home cardio machine. Pelotons, stationary bikes, pilates machines, and others will keep your heart rate up.
  • Jump rope or do push-ups. Any simple muscle exercise will do. Try to sneak some in while watching your favorite show.
  • Or just walk briskly around the house. Listen to an audiobook or music while you do laps.

Safe Outdoor Activities that Get Your Heart Rate Up

  • Walk or jog alone or with a friend at a safe distance (6 feet). Try and explore different nearby neighborhoods for a change of scenery. Bonus points if you take your dog on more than one walk every day.
  • Start your spring garden or work on the landscaping. Spending time outdoors is great for your metal state too.
  • Go for a bike ride or play ball in the yard. Take the opportunity to spend quality time with those in your bubble.
  • Take a nature hike. Set out to discover local parks and nature preserves to take in the spring blossoms.
  • Do yoga outside. It’s a great way to start or end your day peacefully.

Beyond helping you look and feel your best, regular exercise is actually great for building your natural immunity. Just be sure to wear the right clothes when you exercise. Light, breathable fabrics will keep air flowing and reduce chafing or causing eczema or psoriasis flare-ups. When your workout is over, take a cool or warm shower to avoid drying out your skin, and be sure to moisturize to lock in your skin’s hydration. Then, do it all over again tomorrow. Set your intention and create a routine that works for you… one that you’ll actually maintain over time.  You’ve got this.

For any questions about a skincare during your workout routine, set an appointment with The Derm Group by calling 973.571.2121.