Working out at home may not be our first choice of exercise, but it is necessary to keep up with a fitness routine during these unprecedented times where staying home has become a requirement and a socially responsible thing to do.
Of course, being stuck at home involuntarily has repercussions on mental health. Limited social interactions can lead to feelings of gloom and doom, even for the introverts and homebodies. All the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 could also wreak mental havoc for the calmest of us, causing anxiety and worry.
Here’s when workouts play a bigger role than ever. Besides helping us stay in shape physically, they are also vital in preserving our sanity. Remember those happiness-inducing endorphins that are produced when we exercise? Also, let’s not forget that workouts are a powerful outlet for us to channel our emotions.
You can find a variety of workout videos on YouTube and Instagram, where a number of studios and instructors are offering free online classes. But for an instant workout prescription, and to cut the browsing process, check out our recommendations below, according to your mood.
This story was first published on Shape.