The second wave of COVID-19 is rising across Canada. Here's how you can stay active and in shape as new restrictions and lockdowns make it tough again to get the exercise you need.

It's like deja vu all over again with new restrictions and lockdowns being announced across Canada as the country faces rising COVID-19 case numbers from shore to shore. While the recent announcements surrounding successful vaccines are adding a glimmer of hope to the dreariness we face on a daily basis, it's obvious we'll have to spend most of our time over the next few months indoors and away from the people and activities we love most. 

Some of those activities you may be prohibited from taking part in may include the ones you do to keep active. Whether it be going to the gym, walking or hiking with friends, swimming laps at your local pool, or playing recreational sports, a lot of the things we do to stay healthy and in shape are no longer available to us. But as you most likely know, exercise does the body and mind good, so it's important to stay active during this difficult time. Here are some tips on how you can do so.

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How to Stay Active and in Shape as the Second Wave Rises

While it might be difficult to find the motivation to stay active and exercise at home during this second wave of COVID-19 after everything we've already been through, it's still very important to do so. In addition to the physical benefits exercise provides, it's also great for our mental health. It can help lower our stress and anxiety and alleviate depression, allowing us to feel better and more in control during these uncertain and worrisome times.

Here are a few simple ways you can stay active and in shape, so your physical and mental health doesn't deteriorate during this dreaded second wave.

Try virtual or online personal training

If your at-home workouts seem to be lacking the excitement and motivation you used to receive from using a personal trainer to pump you up, virtual and online personal training could be the trick to boosting your activity levels and spirits.

Virtual personal training will provide the most similar experience to in-person training, with the fitness instructor there providing guidance and motivation in real-time. But online personal training is excellent too, as it provides further accountability in the form of regular check-ins and support.


Try to get outside as much as you can

Unless you're required to self-isolate because you've tested positive for COVID-19 or come in close contact with someone who has, or you've recently returned from international or inter-provincial travel, you should try to exercise outside as much as you can. While winter isn't the ideal time to go out for a walk or jog, your mental health will receive a boost from the fresh air and surrounding nature. Just be sure to keep a safe distance from other people and wear a mask if you're worried you won't be able to.

Switch things up as much as possible

If you're finding that your at-home workouts or exercises are becoming boring or stale, try to switch things up regularly to keep things interesting. You could put on a podcast or show while working out, take a different path and explore a new area while walking in your neighbourhood, or call one of your friends you haven't seen or caught up with in a while as you're doing either aforementioned activity. 


Try something new

Now is the perfect time to try something you may have always been afraid to do in a public setting. If you've wanted to give barre a go or try your hand at some high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you can easily hop online and find a free workout video to help guide you along. Since the pandemic has been going on for more than nine months now, there are a lot of online resources out there to help you stay active and try something new. Without anyone watching, you should feel more comfortable and less intimidated to do so. 

Given we've been through this wringer before, it makes sense if you're starting to feel a little deflated and defeated. But by keeping your activity levels up as the second wave rises and rolls over us, you'll be able to take better care of both your physical and mental well-being.

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