Dealing With COVID-19 Stress Through Exercise

As the second wave of COVID-19 ravages India, stress and anxiety over the uncertainty of everything is running high. This is the first time in many years that the world has faced a calamity like this. Although we all try to stay positive and India is holding the world’s largest vaccination drive, our minds just don’t know when to rest. If you are one like us and are battling this too, you might need some help in improving your mental health. The easiest way to improve this is to start up exercising. The daily humdrum of staying at home has forced us to keep aside our t-shirts for men, track pants and joggers for men.

Exercising helps mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Some of the main benefits of exercising for your physical and mental health are:

  1. Improved sleep
  2. Better endurance
  3. Stress relief
  4. Improvement in mood
  5. Increased energy and stamina
  6. Reduced tiredness that increases mental alertness
  7. Weight reduction
  8. Reduced cholesterol
  9. Improved cardiovascular fitness

So, how do you start? Well, the simplest way would’ve been to take walks, jog or start running but right now, it's better to stay at home. Here are three main exercises you can do at your home, without any equipment except maybe Snitch’s comfortable and cool t-shirts for men, track pants and joggers for men:

Bodyweight Training, Yoga and HIIT

Bodyweight training involves exercising different muscle groups using your body’s weight only. Research shows that incorporating Bodyweight training into your regular routine can help you ward off injuries in the long run. And given we're all locked up, there's no better time than now to think about the long run. 

 Some of the best bodyweight exercises are push-ups, squats, dips and crunches. But, also remember to:

  1. Work with your speed
  2. Get some air time
  3. Try new moves

Yoga is great to keep your body stretched and flexible. Although, the hardest part of it is simply getting on your mat. The rest is a breeze once you start to flow. If you are prone to soreness or back, neck or knee pain, Yoga is an easy way to take care of your body.

It could start with: 3 sun salutations before breakfast; some supine twists after sitting for hours; or hold chair pose while you’re binge-watching Netflix. But, also remember to:

  1. Get into relaxed state
  2. Start with four or five minutes of breathing on a four-second count.
  3. Do not overthink it. Namaste. 

HIIT can get you the same thrill you get from running. In HIIT, or, High-Intensity Interval Training, you do intensive exercises for short periods, for around 5-15 minutes and then take a break before starting again. It’s ideal if you don’t want to spend hours on end working out—which seems likely enough if you’re working out in your living room.

It’s great because this method can be applied to so many movements, even with limited or no equipment. Start with:

  1. Burpee
  2. Jump Squat
  3. Plank and hollow-hold combo

To get an effective result out of your workout. It's better to dress accordingly so that your body can remove the heat and sweat effectively. 4-way stretch fabric offers you great agility and movement. Opting for a cotton fabric is going to prove great as cotton is 100% natural, offers great breathability, is absorbent and 100% hypoallergenic. Here are some of the best T-shirts for men you can buy at Snitch. You can also opt for other workout essentials like track pants, or better than that, joggers for men.

Get that body moving and make sure you are not just healthy physically but also mentally. So, get #Snitching with the latest trends in t-shirts for men, track pants or joggers for men and get ready to hit some goals!

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