Creative Ways to Stay Active During Quarantine

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Marlon M., Staff Writer

     It’s no secret. We’re all at home, being lazy, completing homework, and playing video games. We rarely get out of our seats, just sitting there, almost as still as the furniture around us. And we see it! Our bodies are deteriorating, our muscles becoming weaker, and our bones becoming more brittle. Just a bit of exercise will fix all of this! If only there were a more accessible, more convenient, more enjoyable way of exercising. Well, it turns out there is.

     More than 50 percent of households in America own dogs. Over 35 percent own cats! And of those cats and dogs, according to vetinnovations.com, “A whopping 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese.” Why not play with your pets? You need the exercise, and they do too.

    Catch up on your old hobbies. Almost anything other than sitting in a chair is beneficial to your body. Go out and play some basketball, bake something, or even go birdwatching. The key is to move your body in ways that you don’t, and who knows! You may discover your love for birdwatching again!

     The last possibility is to watch and participate in video workouts online. Most of them are free, and millions of people are using them to stay fit. YouTubers like Chloe Ting and Yoga with Adriene provide hundreds of free fitness exercises and tutorials for people of all ages and skill levels. There are thousands of tutorials out there, you’ll definitely find one that perfectly suits you.

     Exercising has been more ever, especially since we have to stay at home, we don’t have extra-curricular activities, and we can’t hang out with our friends. But with these options, there’s no excuse not to exercise, and if you don’t, it’s your fault.