Personal trainers in Lincoln and across the country have had to adapt their working lives in the last few weeks, with limited facilities and equipment. Lincoln personal trainer Mark Larwood specialises in running and has shared what his tips to stay active active and keeping up on your fitness during this time of isolation.
“Staying fit and active during the current conditions will be a key part to not just your physical health, but your mental health as well.”
Doing regular exercise is good for your health and mental well-being. Research show that it can help with stress, anxiety and depression while increasing happier moods and better sleeping patterns.
Personal trainer Ryan Snell also believes in promoting physical health, which can help and benefit your mental health.
Ryan said, “I feel that a lot of us will never have this amount of time on our hands again to do stuff we wouldn’t normally have time for. This doesn’t just stem from staying physically active, keep your mind active is also important.
“I would suggest walking up and down your stairs trying to be as active as possible or home workouts that don’t require any equipment.”
Personal trainer Ryan Snell demonstrating some body weight exercises that can be done at home without equipment.
Mark Larwood believes that organising your life is crucial to maintaining an active lifestyle.
“Plot out where your existing commitments like working from home, studying, schooling the kids fit in, and then make sure you have an hour a day for exercise, be it a run or walk outside, walking the dog or a home-based exercise class you can do in your garden.”
Planning, preparation and a positive mind – these are the key tips from our personal trainers here to stay safe, stay active and stay healthy.