Keeping Fit: 8 Physical Activities You Should Try Out After the Pandemic

…by guest writer Geraldine Mills

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The pandemic has affected people all over the world, in different ways. But one thing is for sure:

….The pandemic has made wary whenever we step out of the house.


Hence, it’s become a challenge for us to do any physical activities. A lot of people are spending more time at home, which means they aren’t getting enough exercise.

Understandably, it’s challenging to maintain an active lifestyle if you don’t have the opportunity or the ability to go out.

Therefore, you should use this time to think up other physical activities to try out and make the most of your chance of being outside.

To help inspire you, here are eight physical activities that you should consider doing after the pandemic.

Rock Climbing

For people who want to develop their arm strength and cardio, then rock climbing can be the physical activity for them.


It’s not a walk in the park. Rarely do people ever come out of the gate being able to reach the top after their first rock climbing session.

It requires consistency and a willingness to learn.

What’s great about rock climbing, though, is that you have a physical representation of your progress.

It’s much easier to identify whether your body is improving or not merely by the heights you’ve reached with rock climbing.

Once you become consistent with it, you become stronger, have better cardiovascular health, and more flexible.

Yoga

Yoga is a workout that you can do at home.

Still, it’s a lot different if you go to a yoga class or do yoga in a variety of other locations.

There are also plenty of other iterations of yoga out there.

You can try hot yoga, naked yoga, or even yoga with animals.

Barre

[1 photo above and next 3 photos below] Ballerina Misty Copeland

A barre studio focuses on fitness activities that took inspiration from ballet.

Don’t worry, though, as you don’t need to have a background in ballet to take it.

It’s merely doing classes or exercises that ballerinas do to improve their physical fitness.

Another added benefit would be that it helps improve posture too.

Hiking

A hike can be as straightforward or as complicated as you want it to be.

Its accommodating nature and the views that go with it are two main reasons why hiking is a pastime that anyone can enjoy.

It lets you disconnect from the world for a little bit and enjoy nature. At the same time, it can give you exercise, which develops your physical fitness.

If you do plan on taking more challenging hikes, make sure that you equip yourself with the right tools.

For example, hiking poles that are reliable and sturdy are great for keeping your balance and stability.

Although hiking is a pretty accommodating activity, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its challenges.

Bowling

A fun place that you can go to with your family and friends is the bowling alley. It’s also a physical activity since it can help you burn up to 300 calories if you do it.

It may feel like a game, but you can also develop and tone your muscles when you do it often enough.

Kayaking

If you’re a big fan of watersports, you should consider going kayaking while you’re in the watery wilderness.

Kayaking is a great physical activity to help you with your core strength and get yourself an upper body workout.


It even has cardio benefits.

Another great thing about kayaking is that it’s exciting, and it can get you to places you wouldn’t have reached otherwise.

Spin Class

Spin classes are all the rage and for a good reason.

It sounds silly, biking indoors, but it can be quite intense. Plenty of spin classes have their twist that makes it more exciting to engage in the activity.

From pumping and loud music to a sense of competition, all of these can make you pump up for your spin class and get a crazy, good workout.

Obstacle Course Race

If you’re already quite fit and are looking to level up your physical activity, then why not take this time to sign up for an obstacle course race?

The Spartan Race is an excellent example of an obstacle-course race that you should sign up in to get that out of your bucket list.

Over to You

It’s harder to be creative with your physical activities to keep fit while stuck at home.

However, this can be the best time to start drawing up plans for when the pandemic ends. You’ll relish your freedom more and be more open to trying new things.


The eight activities in this list are but a few of the many others that you can try.

Do your research, gauge your abilities, and see which ones you want to try out the most. Remember that and promise yourself to try them out once the pandemic is over.

About the Guest Writer, Geraldine Mills..

Geraldine Mills is a self-confessed wanderlust from the land down under, Australia! She funds her adventures by working as a travel writer. She loves sharing the allure of backpacking and being one with nature.


..about the outdoor photos in this post

4 years ago, I partnered with Cotopaxi Sporting Gear, at their request, to write to help promote healthy lifestyles. My only regret from my previous Cotopaxi Article, is there were so many amazing Cotopaxi photos I never got to use. Until now!!!

Although I’m and Ad-Free Site, and often shun or turn down promotion offers, I have no problem giving Cotopaxi some free advertisement in return for use of their photos. Nonetheless, I claim no rights to any of the Cotopaxi photos, all rights belong to Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi photos from their
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