Unfortunately, COVID19 has turned our lives upside down and inside out, forcing many of us to self-quarantine at home and practice social distancing for an extended period of time. This new normal presents us with an opportunity to focus on our inner and outer selves. Also, managing stress and anxiety will be essential in the coming weeks. Though the circumstances are very unfortunate, now is a great time to commit to taking care of your mind, body and soul wellness.
Here are four suggestions from celebrity fitness and wellness expert, Robert Brace, to incorporate into your new daily routine at home for your mind, body and soul transformation:
Remote Personal Training
- Being at home does not mean you have to stop working out with your trainer. There are many different ways to train via video chat, Instagram, FaceTime, etc.
- At-home workout methods still allow you to get specific instructions and feedback in real time, and awesome results.
- Robert Brace client, Psychotherapist and best-selling international author, Amy Morin achieved amazing results with 28 days of remote training.
Remote Group Classes
- When going to a class and interacting with your fitness buddies is no longer an option, it is essential for our wellbeing that we find other ways to connect with others.
- We are social beings; human connection is a healthy human need.
- With remote classes you can interact with your instructor and in some cases, your fellow class participants via live video conferencing.
- It can relieve feelings of isolation while fostering a spirit of camaraderie and community.
- Meditation can be tough for many people. The thought of sitting still and emptying your mind can be anxiety producing, the opposite of what we want.
- Try a guided meditation. Your guide will lead you through a series of calming thoughts, visualizations and breathing exercises that will keep your mind engaged and free from distraction.
- Try Vagus breathing. This simple exercise is proven to turn off your physical responses to stress aka the “fight or flight” response.
It works by stimulating the Vagus nerve which runs from your brain through your heart, lungs and abdomen.
- Find a comfortable position and take a five-second-deep breath in through your nose, filling up your belly, then diaphragm and chest. Hold for a second. Now breathe out of your mouth for five seconds, pushing the air out of your chest and belly. Hold for one second and repeat this sequence five times. Feel the stress melt away.
To get more information on Robert Brace’s remote training, 28 days of free workouts, guided meditations and wellness tips, click here.
STAY SAFE AND BE WELL!