We all know that stress can lead people to seek out unhealthy food. And during a crisis like the one we are now experiencing it probably comes as no surprise that according to Bloomberg, the sale of popcorn is up 48%; pretzels 47%; and potato chips 30% compared to this same time last year. And I am convinced that these facts have every bit to do with new terms like “quarantine weight” and “quarantine 15.”
And while weight gain is a major issue, an even bigger issue might just well be isolation from others. I for one really hate being “cooped up” as my mother used to say. I am a big-time extrovert who loves being with others. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of being amongst others. Laughing, shaking hands and giving hugs are all things that I welcome back into my life with a passion.
Now while you probably understand that exercise is the cure for weight loss, did you know that it is also the answer to the isolation blues. Well, yes, it is. In an article titled, Exercise, Immunity and the Covid-19 Pandemic, the American College of Sports Medicine states that exercise can counter the effects of isolation and confinement. Wow! If exercise can do all of this, why not sign up?
Get started today with my most recent 20-Minute Home Workout, Strength Endurance #4, featuring my wife and a pair of dumbbells. The exercises are meant to challenge your entire body from head to toe. Click on the link to start the workout now. And, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, Preston Ray Fitness so that you can receive more videos like this one before they are released.
Yours in health and strength,