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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

How do you look after your body?

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It is tough going stuck at home most of the time. It is important to keep active to lift the spirits and keep up client demanding answers when the information is just not there,  

How do you keep fit? Are they any youtube trainers you recommend?  Anything else you recommend. Please provide links particularly for over 50s. Ideally not some Z lister. 

I tried one youtube today he was useless.

I  have some weights, that I dusted,  and I started to use. This is combined with 30 mins of cycling or walking every day. It does not feel enough. I will need to increase walking/cycling to 45 to 60 mins.  

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By lionofludesch
27th Mar 2020 17:49

I look after my body in the usual way.

Badly.

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By Whatisname
27th Mar 2020 18:00

I dusted off the Nintendo Wii, and had nine holes of golf, five games of tennis and did some “steps” today.

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By lionofludesch
27th Mar 2020 18:14

I got the kettle bell out....

No - hang on - it was the kettle.

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By the_fishmonger
27th Mar 2020 18:23

Home office is up 3 flights of stairs - up and down for tea/coffee several times plus food breaks. Then there's all that carrying of books up and back down from the kitchen temporary file storage facilities.

Then fretting about how many clients need their hands held (and whether they're sanitised) through CBILS applications and talking to their suppliers for terms. That takes a few calories with gritting of teeth, pulling out hair and swearing under one's breath.

Evenings see vigorous clapping for the NHS, marching across to collect the Indian takeaway and pushing a trolley (full of heavy beery tins) in the supermarket.

All in all, a rounded fitness regime...or at least I'm quite round :-)

PS I may have neglected to mention that most of the tea/coffee is carried by the other director. All in order to maintain her good health and wellbeing, of course. I'm not an unreasonable gaffer

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By memyself-eye
27th Mar 2020 18:29

My body is a temple - my wife prays there every night (twice if I'm lucky)

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
27th Mar 2020 18:40

Be an early riser and tune in to the Green Goddess! This is particularly recommended if you are over 50, as the old girl's exercises are these days quite genteel and can easily be performed from your armchair.

Yours truly has quit smoking in readiness for the plague - no mean feat as I'd been hooked since junior school - and has spring-cleaned, polished all tiles / windows / shoes in the house to gleaming, and racked up a giant water bill with the new Karcher on paths / gutters / cars. I'm fast running out of things to do, and can only hope the cow-tipping season won't be postponed.

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By JoF
27th Mar 2020 18:49

I wouldn't bother, we are all doomed!

Why don't you just go out in your bike?

Or try Joe Wicks and his free PE lessons?

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By FirstTab
27th Mar 2020 19:35

Thanks for the suggestion. Just could not take Joe Wicks.

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By Mr Hankey
27th Mar 2020 19:13

You could put an advert in the lonely hearts section, FirstTab.

"Single man with hand sanitiser would like to meet a single woman with toilet rolls for good clean fun"

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By FirstTab
27th Mar 2020 19:50

Thanks for the response. I am going for this: https://fiit.tv/ It is for all types and ages. I will go for the trial and see how it goes.

Maybe lockdown will mean I will find new ways to try and keep fit. Pre lockdown I use to go to the gym but my workouts were not that effective. The lockdown may mean cancelling the gym membership and more effective workouts at home.

Just 20 mins workout today at home and I am feeling so much better.

Being at home means, I am eating more. Need to control this.

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By RedFive
28th Mar 2020 06:38

FT, I use this https://fitonapp.com/

It’s free and loads of stuff to do. A bit American but I got used to it.

As a 49 year old lifelong desk jockey I run 3 times a week, used to go to the gym twice plus a session of Pilates and a HIIT class there. I also rock climb, mostly indoors

Obvs, that’s all stopped though for the time being I can get a run in. So garage now set up with an exercise mat, Concept 2 rowing machine (boring but great all round fitness) and some small hand weights. So a 20 minute FitOn session now replaces gym etc.

Of course I’ve been working 20 hour days crisis managing my clients this last two weeks but I’ve got to get exercise otherwise my brain would explode (though it’s close to doing that anyway)

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By FirstTab
28th Mar 2020 09:19

Hello RedFive, thanks for the link and your response.

I will compare your link with FIIT.

As you say, physical activity is very important for our health and wellbeing. My fitness level does not match yours (no way near). I am working on it. Key point is to be active as much as possible.

I tried FIIT session this morning. I am glad for taking 30 mins physical activity at 7 am. I will keep this up.

I am very likely to cancel the gym membership. Seeing all the great bodies, I am too selfconscious in the gym. Home workouts would be better. This is a positive of lockdown for me.

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By RedFive
28th Mar 2020 10:33

Keep positive brother.

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