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How to Stay Healthy While Staying Home

With changes going on in the world recently, nearly all of us are spending more time in our houses. It can seem difficult to follow a positive lifestyle when your gym in Urbandale is closed.

You could have transformed into the educator, personal chef, and parent in your house. Maybe you are working from home now and struggling to set up some normalcy in the day.

During these uncertain times, it can be appealing to spend more time on the couch, checking the news and your favorite shows, and gradually falling out of a day-to-day workout routine. We may be stranded at home, but we can always find ways to preserve healthy behavior! Here are our preferred helpful practices you can integrate into your current day-to-day routine to stay active, boost your immune system, and keep momentum toward attaining your wellness objectives.

Integrate Home Workouts

One advantage of spending additional time at home is the added space in your day-to-day routine. Go through your schedule. Where can you create just a few minutes for an at-home workout? A great exercise session doesn’t need to take a long time to be good for you. As long as your heart rate increases, you will receive fat and calorie-burning advantages! Try our 12-minute home fitness class you can complete anytime, anywhere!

Include Your Kids in Your Workout

The pools may not be available, but there are still many ways to create fun things your kiddos will enjoy. After all, being active isn’t just for grownups! Here are a couple of our preferred fun (and free!) ways the whole family can stay fit all together:

  • Walk the dog
  • Bring a frisbee outside in the warm sun (hello Vitamin D!)
  • Head out for a bike ride or roller skate expedition
  • Form a floral arrangement with your homegrown blossoms
  • Play ball in the yard
  • Spot your sidewalk chalk and draft a driveway mural
  • Have a dinner cooking match up
  • Crank up the music and have a dance -off

Plan Healthy Meals

Are you trying your best to avoid grocery shopping? That works! This is the time to make new things in the kitchen and employ your favorite canned goods and frozen foods. With the kids out of school, hectic workdays, and everyday household chores, keep your mealtimes straightforward this season.

At FXB, we make good nutrition uncomplicated for our members. Start with your chosen protein kind from the freezer, pick a carb for a side, and integrate some healthy fat. And you’re done: a healthy supper with little to no fuss. (And if it’s your fun day, pick up a pizza and unwind!)

FXB is Here to Support You with Online Fitness Classes

At Farrell's Urbandale, the most meaningful thing is the health and well-being of our members. If you’re struggling to stay active, reach out to us! Your head coach and manager would be ready to help you with virtual workouts, meal plans, and a safe space for support. Farrell's Urbandale is more than a gym—it’s a community you can count on.

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