Gym Closed? SWEAT IT OUT® At Home With Our Workout Tips!

For active people of all ages, the gym can be an oasis, an escape from the pressures of daily life. What do you do when your go-to outlet for stress relief is no longer available? 

The SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® team has you covered!

Fitness centers across the globe have closed their doors in an effort to keep their members safe and stop the spread of the coronavirus, but there’s no reason you can’t continue to work out hard while practicing social distancing. In fact, exercise is even more crucial during these uncertain times — for both our physical and mental health!

Here are some helpful at-home workout tips from SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION®, your source for the best compression shorts, tights, and tops on the internet!

Virtual Support

Whether you have cable TV, subscribe to a streaming service, or just like to scroll through YouTube, you can easily find a virtual workout program that works for you and your family. All you have to do is turn on your TV, computer, or mobile device to be led through a yoga practice or aerobics circuit by a certified trainer. You don’t have to leave your living room or even change out of your pajamas!

Creative Cross-Training

You don’t need a bunch of elaborate, expensive gym equipment to get a great workout. You don’t need any equipment at all, actually. You just need your own body and a little bit of space in your home. Try to move as fast as you can through a bodyweight circuit for 15 to 20 minutes, three times a week, mixing in the following movements in a rep scheme of your choosing.

  • Push-ups
  • Sit-ups
  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Burpees
  • Mountain Climbers

You can also use a chair for tricep dips or an ordinary flight of stairs for step-ups. Getting creative makes working out more fun!

The Great Outdoors

While we’re all being told to stay at home, we can still reap all the benefits of the great outdoors. Try moving your circuit workout from the living room into the driveway, or even the local park. Take up running or hiking, making good use of any hills in your neighborhood for an extra challenge. Even playing with kids and pets in the yard can be a great workout.

Don’t Forget Nutrition & Hydration!

Working out is only one part of the puzzle when it comes to getting in shape, and it’s easy to let good nutrition habits slide when you’re spending more time at home on the couch. Fill your fridge with as much fresh food (fruits, vegetables) and lean protein as possible and resist filling your pantry with refined carbohydrate “comfort foods” like chips, cookies, and crackers. Remember to drink water throughout the day, and shoot for the goal of at least two liters in total.

While you’re working out at home, especially in areas of the country still experiencing colder spring temperatures, it’s important to stretch thoroughly and warm up properly. Suffering an injury really will confine you to your couch and drive you stir-crazy!

Wearing compression gear during and after workouts helps to improve circulation, reduce muscle vibration and support joints, as well as accelerate recovery. You don’t have to leave home to get high-quality compression tights, shorts, and tops; you can order all your compression gear online here at SWEAT IT OUT® COOL COMPRESSION® and have it shipped to your doorstep. 

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