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Workout at home with HC: Striking a healthy balance in the slow lane

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Here we go again. Another week in the slow lane.

Another week where our social diaries are empty. For me, being an introverted-extrovert, that feels amazing. My diary and soul thrive on an empty schedule.

However, while the slow lane feels amazing for the soul…it doesn’t help your physical health long term. Let’s not let our heart and lung health suffer in the slow lane.

Who needs a simple, effective workout at home? I do.

Let’s focus on what we can control. We can control how much we move.

Before we release this week’s IGTV ‘HerWorkout’, let’s think about three important points to maintain our motivation while we’re socially isolating:

1) THE IMPORTANCE OF ROUTINE AND PLANNING YOUR WORKOUT

Open up that diary and think about when you are going to work out.

Write down the time you are going to work out. Planning ahead and being organised a week in advance is the trick.

Schedule your at-home-workout like your scheduling your gym/Pilates/hydrotherapy/yoga workout.

2) CHOOSE WHAT TYPE OF WORKOUT YOU NEED

This is where your “why” is important.

WHY are you wanting to workout? Being true to your “why”, will create a long term lifestyle habit.

Do you want strength? Do you want more energy? Does moving help your sleep and digestion? The list goes on…

3) CREATE A SPACE AT HOME, THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

Here are my two favourite spaces to move at home:

1) In front of the fireplace where I have big open windows:

2) My upstairs balcony, so I can hear the birds (and not whinging kids, who are complaining about their banana being cut in squares and not triangles. Even though they originally demanded SQUARES!):

If you want to create a long term change, you need a workable space to do your home program.

Move some furniture around, think outside the box and make it a permanent change for the next couple of months (this pandemic isn’t going anywhere fast!).

Here’s the “Her Workout” IGTV video for this week:

STRENGTHEN, STABILISE AND SANITISE: PART II

  1. PUSH UPS
  2. CAN PRESS
  3. SQUATS
  4. 4 POINT LIFT
  5. DIAGONALS

You can print the program with all the “How To” details here.

If you’re fit and healthy, I’d recommend doing the five exercises, with 10-12 repetitions, and three sets. Maybe even throw in a run around the house in between sets. Or some burpees, star jumps or mountain climbers for a minute in between sets 4-5 days a week.

If your fitness needs some nurturing, try six repetitions, and two sets to get you started—and walk around the house twice in between sets.

The HerWorkout IGTV clip is only a two-minute taste tester. If you want the full workout in a video format, subscribe to the Capital Hydrotherapy YouTube channel.

Don’t forget, every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 am I will be going LIVE on Facebook with a 10-15mins stay-at-home workout, on the Capital Hydrotherapy Facebook page.

It will be available for everyone—as I’ll give you floor-based, and seated options. You can replay that workout at a different time if you miss it the workout live.

The magic juggle is: staying motivated enough to create your own workout space at home, while you’re cruising in the slow lane.

A healthy slow lane is the ultimate balance!

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