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Fitness amid COVID-19: How to be physically active in the New Normal?

By: Kim S. Santiago

In this time of pandemic, while it is hard adjusting to the “New Normal” of physical distancing and staying at home, we should not forget to exercise and take care of our mental and physical well-being. Getting regular physical activity is necessary in staying fit and in strengthening our immune system, especially at this time.

There are many things we can do at home do our daily workouts, or to be active and stay in shape even when the gym is closed. You can even turn simple everyday tasks into a workout.

Below are some of the ways our employees keep physically active amidst the pandemic:

 “Exercise plays an important role for us to be physically fit during this pandemic and so-called new normal. As for me, I practise Yoga at home 3-4x a week. It helps me stay focused and mindful, and helps release my much-needed endorphins. 😊” Ms. Jeanette Monroyo, Toll Collection

“During this time of the pandemic, we can still be active or physically fit by doing home workout religiously. Even without going to gym, I can still do my workout with my own stuff. I  make sure I get good nutrition, too.😊” Federick Warren, Toll Supervisor

Alma Valmeo_

“The ECQ did not stop me from being physically fit. Even though it is hard for me to go to the gym (as I usually do), I wake up every morning with a positive attitude. I exercise at around 5:30 to 6:30am 3 times a week before I get busy.  Being active each day is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Kahit gaano tayo ka busy, we can plan our physical activity in short bursts that fit around our life. Most importantly, eat healthy and choose an exercise that you really enjoy. Don’t swim if you prefer running. Make it a habit!” Ms. Alma F. Valmeo, TDE

“We have to learn how to multitask while working from home. I am able to teach my kids sports for their homeschooling while exercising! Was able to clean my yard and cook in a campfire! You can pack a lot of things together to keep our minds, bodies and families healthy! We should take advantage of these unusual times to create great memories with our loved ones…”Mr. Jasper Manlapaz, TDE

Hopefully, these tips will inspire us to continue be active, even at home. Other options are going for a walk, or bike ride inside our private yards , or inside the subdivision; just make sure to keep a safe distance from others. You could also do something as simple as jumping jacks, push-ups, jogging in place in between commercial breaks while watching TV. Taking the time to do a simple workout each day is so important to your physical and mental health, especially at this time.


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