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How to Remain Healthy While Staying Home

With all the things occurring in the world at the moment, most of us are passing more time at home. It can appear tricky to stick with a positive lifestyle when your gym in Des Moines is closed.

You may have found yourself becoming the teacher, home cook, and parent in your household. Maybe you are working from home for the time being and hoping to establish some normalcy in your day.

Throughout these unusual times, it can be tempting to spend more time on the couch, staring at the news and movie after movie, and slowly giving up on a normal workout routine. We may be spending more time at home, but we can still create ways to maintain a healthy routine! Here are our top effective practices you can work into your current everyday routine to stay active, support your immune system, and create momentum toward attaining your wellness intentions.

Incorporate Home Workouts

One benefit of spending additional time at home is the flexibility in your everyday routine. Go through your schedule. Where can you squeeze in a couple of minutes for an at-home workout? An awesome exercise session doesn’t need to be long to be helpful. As long as your heart rate increases, you will find fat and calorie-burning perks! Start with our 12-minute home fitness class you can finish anytime, anywhere!

Have Your Kids Join Your Workout

The pools may be closed, but there are still almost endless ways to create fun projects your children will want to do. After all, staying active isn’t just for parents! Here are a few of our top fun (and free!) ways the entire family can stay fit as a group:

  • Walk the dog
  • Play frisbee out in the warm sun (hello Vitamin D!)
  • Go for a bike ride or roller skate journey
  • Create a floral arrangement with your family’s blossoms
  • Play ball in the yard
  • Grab your sidewalk chalk and draft a driveway work of art
  • Have a dinner cooking challenge
  • Turn up the tunes and have a dance break

Plan Healthy Meals

Are you attempting to stay away from shopping for groceries? That’s just fine! This is the time to try new things in the kitchen and include your available canned goods and frozen foods. With the kiddos on break, full days at work, and the usual household chores, keep your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners straightforward this season.

At FXB, we make good nutrition simple for our members. Snag your preferred protein type from the freezer, pick a carb for a side, and incorporate some healthy fat. And there you have it: a healthy meal with little to no fuss. (And if it’s your fun day, call for a pizza and relax!)

FXB is Here to Help You with Virtual Fitness Classes

At Farrell's Des Moines, the most meaningful thing is the health and well-being of our members. If you’re striving to stay focused on your health, reach out to us! Your head coach and manager are thrilled to help you with virtual workouts, nutrition plans, and a safe place of support. Farrell's Des Moines is more than a gym—it’s a community you can count on.

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