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4 At-Home Workouts to Help You Stay Active in Quarantine

Quarantine can be hard on both our physical and mental health. Self-isolation can feel lonely, and being confined to my house indefinitely has certainly taken a toll on me. As someone whose mental health is very much dependent on my activity level, one thing that has really helped me during this challenging period of time is staying active.

However, staying active can be difficult when your local fitness center is closed. Thankfully, I haven't been the only one feeling the loss of gym access, as several of my favorite fitness creators have been producing special at-home workouts that I've been trying. I've compiled a list of my favorites to help you stay active in self-isolation!

Here's a list of four of my favorite at-home workouts. All of these workouts can be done with limited space and require little to no equipment. I'd like to preface this list by saying that, before doing any of these workouts, I always go for a short run outside to warm up. I usually go for about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the weather and how I feel that day.

This has been super important for me, as well, because it allows me to get out of the house and get some fresh air without breaking isolation guidelines. If running isn't your jam, try going for a short walk or even a bike ride! Anything that will provide you with fresh air and a change of scenery is going to be beneficial for your mental health.

  1. 1.   Stephanie Buttermore's Full Body At-Home Workout

    Stephanie Buttermore's recent at-home workout is one of my favorites (though I may be a little biased, as she's probably my favorite fitness creator). This routine does require some equipment, so if you don't have access to any, this may not be the one for you.

    Additionally, just as an aside, I highly recommend checking out Stephanie Buttermore's channel—specifically her "All In" journey, which promotes body positivity and a healthy relationship with food.

  2. 2. Gabby Scheyen's 30 Minute HIIT Workout

    This workout almost killed me, but it was fun and definitely got my heart rate up. Gabby Scheyen is another creator who I recommend checking out. She's super cool, down to earth and positive! Also, this workout doesn't require any equipment.

  3. 3. Blogilates' 12 Minutes to Toned Total Body Workout

    This workout is full of combination moves to engage a bunch of different muscle groups in a short amount of time! Pretty much every workout video on the Blogilates channel is an at-home workout (with no equipment necessary) that is short and beginner-friendly, so definitely try some other routines on that channel.

  4. 4. Natasha Océane's 20-minute Full Body Home Workout

    Natasha Océane is another one of my favorite creators, and this 20-minute full-body home workout is KILLER. I was dying by the end of this workout, but, like, in a good way. This workout also requires no equipment!

I hope some of these videos can help you keep your mind and body healthy during this pandemic. I know this is a difficult time, but we can get through this together.

Stay safe and healthy!

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