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If you’ve found yourself trying to stay sane during quarantine, you’re not alone! With cities around the country now implementing “shelter in place” orders, it’s also introduced a novel situation for most of us: staying home. But, as you may have realized by now, it can be challenging to stay sane during a quarantine—especially when you’ve exhausted your social media feeds! (Side note: leave it to the online community to boost our spirits during this time—the viral disease has sparked some hilarious and relatable viral content!) So, how do you keep from going stir crazy during a lockdown? Keep reading to get a few tips for staying active, healthy, and happy during a quarantine!
Gone are the days of commuting to work and spending the day in a cubical. Now, a lot of employees are working remotely in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you’re in this group of work from homers, the way to stay sane during quarantine is to make a comfy work-space. Whether it’s a desk, your bed, or your kitchen table, make sure there’s plenty of light to keep you alert and plenty of electrical outlets for your devices!
If you have an adjustable bed like Kyvno’s Adjustable Bed Kit, working from home can be a breeze. Use the PC position preset to lift your upper body into the perfect sitting position for computer work. Our memory foam mattress relieves pressure from your spine—no more back aches from rigid office chairs! In addition, the mattress eliminates motion transfer, so your things won’t go flying when your furry “coworker” hops up on the bed.
“Home” is different for everyone, but whether you’re in a 2-story house or a studio apartment, your space is most likely limited when compared to LBQ (life before quarantine). Even if working out wasn’t your thing before, you most likely got enough exercise in your daily routine to suffice—those walks to your car or the restroom really add up! But now, if you’re staying home all day, those little bits of exercise probably disappeared. Not to worry! You can still get exercise from the comfort of your home!
Below, we’ve listed three workouts that you can do from your bed. Mattresses, especially memory foam mattresses, have the added benefit of providing an even weight distribution. This can help improve balance while also working your muscles. Even though we’re focusing on workouts that involve your bed, feel free to get creative with other props like adding in dumbbells. Also, make sure to adjust the workouts below to fit your needs, and increase or decrease the number of sets or reps as you see fit!
Dips are a great way to keep your triceps in shape. Face away from your bed with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your palms on the edge of your bed and bend your knees. Your feet should not be closer to the bed than your knees. Then, slowly lower your body by bending your elbows—aim for a 90-degree angle with your arms. Straighten your elbows again—you just did one dip! Repeat 10 times for 1 set, then rest.
For more of a challenge, keep your legs straight out, instead of bending at the knee!
For killer abs, lie down on your back with your legs straight and your toes toward the ceiling. Lift your right leg to a 90-degree angle, then hold for 1 second and slowly lower back down. Repeat with your left leg—that’s one rep! Do 10 reps for 1 set, then rest.
Half Bridges are a great way to target your core, glutes, and hamstrings all at once! Lie on your back with your arms beside you. Put your feet on the bed with your knees bent towards the ceiling. Make sure your legs are shoulder-width apart! Slowly lift your hips and tailbone until your shoulders, hips and knees make a straight line. Hold for 30 seconds, or for as long as you can, and then lower your hips back down to the bed. Repeat 5 times, then rest.
A little bit of exercise goes a lone way in helping you stay sane during quarantine!
Change is hard, so just do the best you can to adapt to your new routine. Try to keep things as normal as possible. Check up on your family and friends. Social distancing only applies to physical distance—you can still FaceTime or call your loved ones! And, lastly, take time for yourself—bake cookies, binge-watch that show you’ve wanted to start, or do some yoga to relax. People achieve happiness in different ways, so do whatever it is that helps you stay sane during a quarantine!