These are difficult times for everyone around the world as we face what was once an unknown enemy, the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Now well known and in full bloom, the virus has attacked people all around the globe, as we have watched the virus wreaking havoc with health everywhere. No one seems to be beyond its reach.
The media is filled with reports 24/7 with harrowing details of how the illness has spread to just about every city and town in our country and most of the world. It’s easy to get caught up in a litany of panic or despair as we watch one discouraging report after another.
But you needn’t be a helpless victim of the pandemic or its emotional effects. Follow the best guidance of what health and government officials recommend. Many of us in the US are sheltered-in-place or in lockdowns, so we are not leaving home for work or school. With this social distance or separation, many of us have a lot of time on our hands.
For those of us who work out, whether as a hobby or for competition, we can at least continue some form of this while we also spend more time with loved ones and family. If you can’t get to a gym, try to maintain some form of working out. This might be an opportunity to have your wife and kids join you in this.
Try to keep going forward, no matter how you do it. For those of you who are serious bodybuilders or lifters, if you have a home gym setup, use it. You’ll be glad you did when this crisis ends. You’ll look back and see that you did something productive for yourself, that you made good use of your time and that you are ready to go when things return to what has to be more normal.
If you don’t have equipment at home, try to improvise and be creative. In some areas, where it’s warm and you aren’t prohibited, you can get outside and work out. Run, ride a bike, do something to get some fresh air. If you haven’t been doing this, the change will benefit you. If you don’t have weights, you can do bodyweight exercises in a spare room, basement or garage, or again, even outside.
Don’t give in. Keep active. Keep working out. It will help your outlook and your spirit. Body, mind, spirit and emotion can all get better.
And most of all, stay well and stay safe.
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A hearty thank you—