By Dirk Smith, MSc, SDL (He/Him).
The outbreak of the Coronavirus and the quarantine has certainly made a big impact on the likes that people of our generation have never experienced. With business and gym closures coupled with limited mobility to help flatten the curve, a lot of people are left without their normal fitness routines.
There is a lot of stress and a lot of uncertainty that are having a big impact on mental, physical and social health. Additionally, being advised to stay at home is leading to more sedentary behavior and for many people, increased consumption of junk food. This creates a vicious cycle which can degrade your physical, mental and social health and it has been a tough time for everybody, however, not all hope is lost.
As our society is adapting to the current situation, so must us as individuals. Take the pressure off of your shoulders from your previous routine and focus on what you can do now in your current situation. Here are some tips to help you move forward.
The societal effects of Covid-19 have not been easy on anyone, we all have good days and bad days, so be easy on yourself. If you're not at a level of peak productivity, it's okay. It’s important to take things one day at a time and focus only on the things you can control.
By Dirk Smith
Coach Dirk, CSCS, is a sport psychology expert, performance coach, teacher, writer, journalist, and athlete. He brings over 10 years of experience as a coach, athlete, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and sports psychologist to drive athletes to build their own self efficacy and express themselves through sport. Learn more about Dirk here!