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Stay calm and exercise at home

As Australia prepares to bunker down in light of COVID-19, we're all going to be spending a lot more time at home. Following recent announcements, all commercial gyms, along with a number of other venues, will be closed for the foreseeable future. Inevitably, physical activity will reduce and sedentariness (read sitting) will go up, so to speak.

Fortunately, there is something you can do to maintain health and boost your immunity in these times. The best news is, its free and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. That is, exercise!

Exercise is the best medicine (right after laughter and coffee, of course). While exercise can vary in type, quantity and frequency, all you really need to get started is your body.

The question now is not 'Should I exercise?', but rather, 'What exercise should I do?'. This blog post is for those with little to no experience with exercise who are looking to start exercising at home.

Disclaimer - While the exercises below are simple, they may not be suitable for everyone. Please consult your doctor or exercise professional before commencing any exercise program. If you're not sure whether the exercises are suitable for you, contact us.

A word on reps and sets

Exercise is a movement performed multiple times with some rest intervals in between.

A repetition (or rep) is one complete movement cycle. While a set is a number of reps between rest intervals.

For example - An exercise performed for 2 sets of 10 reps means you do the movement 10 times, have a rest and do it again 10 times. This is a good starting point for all the exercises listed below.

The exercises - what to do?

Below are 6 simple exercises to help you get started at home.