KARACHI: All gym bros and sisters are hating the fact that their gyms are closed nowadays, and before we judge them for being so obsessive about their fitness, let’s remember that it wouldn’t be the worst idea to stay physically fit right now.
Why? Because being cooped up at home, cut off from your friends and family, can be debilitating for your mental health and otherwise mood. Also, staying inactive will also be bad for your physical health.
For this reason, many trainers are now offering home-workout videos for those who do not have equipment of weights at home.
Zain Nawab, owner of ZENfit, has also started uploading videos of workouts one can do from home. “There will be a new video everyday,” he tells Cutacut, “focusing on cardio, strength and HIIT workouts.”
Luckily, they suit the needs of both beginners and those on a more advanced level.
Zain says that his workouts can be done daily but if you can’t then one should do these workouts 3 to 4 days in a week.
Pervez Rayani says that if you don’t have equipment or weights, best workout one can do is calisthenics, which includes push-ups, squats, lunges and all floor exercises. Thankfully, even 30 to 40 minutes a day would be enough not just to stay fit physically, but it will work wonders for your mental health too.
“I think more than workouts, your nutrition is important. Keep your protein intake high and load up on Vitamin C to keep your immune system active.”
Zain reminds us that it’s a bad time for everyone, including gym owners. “Businesses have been hit badly. We don’t know how long we’re shut down for or how we will cope with the current situation if it gets worse. But for now, finding the best in every situation is what we can do and what we are trying to do.”